Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite inner pain and anxiety . . . .
Uncovering our needs for approval can be life-changing.
I didn't think approval should rank as a character defect ( a negative) . I wanted to think of it more as a positive (that is, the desire to please people). Over time it is quickly pointed out that this "need" can be very crippling. Today I still enjoy getting the approval of others, but I am not willing to pay the price I used to pay to get it. I will not bend myself into a pretzel to get others to like me or try to make everyone happy all the time. If I get your approval, that's wonderful ; but if I don't, I will survive without it. I am responsible for speaking what I perceive to be the truth, not what I think others may want to hear or need to make them happy. We are all responsible for our own happiness.
Constantly needing to please others, leads to a decrease in our health ( mental health/ and physical health).
RUNClub : Much MORE than running…
Enjoy another beautiful day on planet earth… ~ Jo
Daily Reflection : Jump Jump Jump :
Many of you walked through the door this week and faced your fears. This is a big step into creating more life, more fun and increasing your health and happyness. I think its safe to say that almost everyone in that room had done the same thing at some point. Jumping through our fears can become a “ practice” and it can get easier and easier with each “ jump” into the unknown. Many of us started by joining RUNClub and then that has lead to trying all sorts of new things : entering events, travelling for running; trying other sports ( e.g. - snow shoe) ; talking to someone we don’t know; reaching out to each other; new friends etc.
This all adds up to creating a big juicy life and creating endorphins in our ‘ movement’. Laughter is such a movement into creating a healthy life.
Congratulations for jumping into your fear. It takes courage to try new things and it takes courage to be kind. Every year I try to do at least 3 things that make me feel like throwing up ( nerves). What else will you do this year to create positive stress and growth?
Here is someone I love to follow on FB and instagram : Will Smith - check some of his videos out when you have time. Happy Fun Friday everyone!! Thank you for joining Spring RUNCLUB!
Quote of the Day:
Running is the best Brain Food :
What makes running such a potent cerebral enhancer is its ability to spark neurogenesis: the growth of new brain cells. How it does this is still a mystery. It could be because moving outdoors induces increased blood flow, or limits the production of stress hormones like cortisol, or some combination of reasons. However it happens, running could be a better antidepressant than anything you'll get from a pharmacist.
When our brain chemistry becomes healthier so does our perspectives. It transforms the person who sees.
RUNClub/ Boogie Core Values: Kindness. Trust. Commitment. Integrity. Respect. Fun.
Every morning we will send the RUNClub quote of the day and daily reflection to start your day. This one is coming in the afternoon as an example of your upcoming morning RUNClub ‘ practice’. These daily reflections will be about movement: physical, emotional, spiritual and mental movement. Our goal is to contribute to your health and happyness and start your day off with a grounding intention. We appreciate you and hope to give you as much love, attention, and support as we can (a source of guidance, community and connection).
Please email us anytime with any questions.
Love, your RUNClub Team
The past has no power over us. It doesn’t matter how long we have had a negative pattern. The point of power is in healing, letting go and doing our best to live in the present moment. What a wonderful thing to realize! We can begin to be free in this moment!
Movement assists us in believing in ourselves. I will never forget the first 10K I completed. “who me”? and “ How is that possible” … and “ did I actually really do that? “ . It was a huge ah-ha moment for me and changed the way I viewed myself, and began to change my self defeating beliefs and the negative self-talk i had endured my entire life. Taking a step into our own growth and healing happens when we join RUNClub. We are changed. At RUNClub we “ practice “ in our thinking and language so that new patterns emerge and new perspectives. Way to go for joining ! We are so very grateful that you did.
Love, your RUNClub Team.
The Happyness Center Team/ RUNClub Team / RUNClub community celebrated winter yesterday - FUN Snow shoe TIME! A big thank you to Wayne Richardson (Runners Sole) for being our incredible guide and creator of fun, fitness and mischief! This is our 3rd annual snowshoe with Runners Sole - this team sure knows how to have fun and give to their community!
Keeping you current with the latest events.