Adversity Exposes Weaknesses
Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Sometimes weaknesses are a direct reflection of our strengths. We are tenacious yet...

Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

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Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Sometimes weaknesses are a direct reflection of our strengths. We are tenacious yet stubborn. We are patient and careful, but prone to overthinking, overanalyzing to the point of paralysis. We are sensitive, dogged, or committed in ways that are admirable, but can be frustrating, overwhelming.

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking
Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Some people like taking risks. They love the thrill, the excitement, the freedom. For...

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

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Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Some people like taking risks. They love the thrill, the excitement, the freedom. For others, it makes us far too uncomfortable, insecure, nervous. Still, others, don’t necessarily enjoy risk taking per se, but do it anyways: They understand – usually from experience – that incredible innovation, transformational change, unprecedented achievement typically requires assuming a certain degree of risk. They know that risk can lead to failure. They know that failure – in the right hands – cultivates humility, curiosity, and can be a phenomenal learning experience. 

Adversity & Opportunity
Adversity & Opportunity

Adversity & Opportunity

Sometimes an adversity will burn trees, homes, and bridges for miles around. For a...

Adversity & Opportunity

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Adversity & Opportunity

Sometimes an adversity will burn trees, homes, and bridges for miles around. For a moment there seems to be so little you can do. As indeed there is. And that can be the magic of it. We know that too many options, too much choice can be debilitating. It can leave you questioning your judgement to the point that no matter what you decide, you remain a little anxious that you could have chosen better. 

Adversity & Survival
Adversity & Survival

Adversity & Survival

Our bodies are physically programmed to handle adversity. It’s one of the reasons...

Adversity & Survival

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Adversity & Survival

Our bodies are physically programmed to handle adversity. It’s one of the reasons we’ve survived for as long as we have. When bombarded with an onslaught of incredible physical demands, the human body ultimately responds by increasing energy efficiency, building lean tissue, and increasing neuro-muscular mechanism so we are stronger and more powerful, and improves our capacity to resist fatigue and handle stress.

Adversity
Adversity

Adversity

Adversity comes in so many different forms and can be physical, mental, emotional, or -...

Adversity

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Adversity

Adversity comes in so many different forms and can be physical, mental, emotional, or - often - an intricate combination of all three. Adversity creates real pain and can be accompanied by fear, anguish, and despondency. It can also incite anger and spur furious, violent action.

The Art of Putting
The Art of Putting

The Art of Putting

The putter is the most used club in a Golfer’s arsenal, so it’s certainly...

The Art of Putting

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The Art of Putting

The putter is the most used club in a Golfer’s arsenal, so it’s certainly important. But I imagine being a good putter is far more important than having a good putter. Being a great putter can be the difference between winning and losing. And while you might think you need to spend hundreds on a new putter… it’s likely more valuable to take a long hard look in the mirror and decide what you can improve in yourself first.

Don't Stop Believing
Don't Stop Believing

Don't Stop Believing

Believing in something… believing in yourself… that’s the stuff of...

Don't Stop Believing

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Don't Stop Believing

Believing in something… believing in yourself… that’s the stuff of survivors, champions… the people who make it happen… when everyone else said it was impossible. Hope – even unfounded – keeps a fragile spirit alive. Hope when it’s founded? That’s a beast to be reckoned with. A belief that is founded is based on facts: historical or scientific evidence that the future hoped for is not only probable, it’s inevitable.

Getting out of trouble
Getting out of trouble

Getting out of trouble

Pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge. These are the golf clubs with the...

Getting out of trouble

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Getting out of trouble

Pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge. These are the golf clubs with the highest loft. Designed for chips, pitches, and playing out of sand bunkers. Designed – in other words – to get you out of trouble after you’ve made a less than optimal shot.

Losing is important.
Losing is important.

Losing is important.

No matter how great a golfer you are, you are not going to win every game. That’s...

Losing is important.

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Losing is important.

No matter how great a golfer you are, you are not going to win every game. That’s not to say there isn’t something to be said for approaching your game as if you are going to win. However, you are defining winning at any given moment. A winning mentality is accompanied by hope, determination, confidence, and is, in some cases, self-fulfilling.

The Woods.
The Woods.

The Woods.

Typically played off the tee, for all to scrutinize and see. Your driver is designed...

The Woods.

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The Woods.

Typically played off the tee, for all to scrutinize and see. Your driver is designed for a powerful, fully committed swing which sends the ball on a long, glamourous trajectory.

Summer Weather is Here...
Summer Weather is Here...

Summer Weather is Here...

Summer weather is here and we are ready for it! Staying fit has become difficult the...

Summer Weather is Here...

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Summer Weather is Here...

Summer weather is here and we are ready for it! Staying fit has become difficult the longer we stay in isolation but we can do this together. Some days can be dedicated to staying in and baking, while others can be all about getting outside and moving – it’s all about balance.

Fore the Love of it
Fore the Love of it

Fore the Love of it

Dare I admit this publicly? I was disappointed when the Golf Courses opened. I’d...

Fore the Love of it

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Fore the Love of it

Dare I admit this publicly? I was disappointed when the Golf Courses opened. I’d been sneaking onto the cart paths for some of my runs and bike rides with the boys and WOW! The spaces are glorious. That said, I have many loved ones who love to golf. So ultimately, I can be happy. 

Taste of Spring
Taste of Spring

Taste of Spring

There’s something different in the air. Over the last few days, we’ve...

Taste of Spring

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Taste of Spring

There’s something different in the air. Over the last few days, we’ve experienced phenomenal weather and slowly but surely the city is re-opening. But, for many of us, we’re still spending far more time at home than we would like.

Positive energy is contagious...
Positive energy is contagious...

Positive energy is contagious...

Okay, I NEVER tire of that fact, but I’ve got a different angle on it today:...

Positive energy is contagious...

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Positive energy is contagious...

Okay, I NEVER tire of that fact, but I’ve got a different angle on it today: I’m going to revisit Hell Week. After 3 days without sleep, the SEALs paddle down to the Mud Flats. They enter the swampy patch of terrain and the mud essentially swallows them until only their heads are visible.

On Being Thankful
On Being Thankful

On Being Thankful

“…being thankful has been standing out for me even more as of late: The...

On Being Thankful

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On Being Thankful

“…being thankful has been standing out for me even more as of late: The value it brings, not just to others but really to one’s self… Find something, anything, and be thankful for it. If it is a person in your life, let them know."

Sound Body & Strong Mind
Sound Body & Strong Mind

Sound Body & Strong Mind

Get your workout in. A strong, mobile body reflects solid willpower and a sound work...

Sound Body & Strong Mind

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Sound Body & Strong Mind

Get your workout in. A strong, mobile body reflects solid willpower and a sound work ethic. Low to moderate exercise can act as moving meditation. It calms the mind, increases patience, and boosts your ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions. Really intense exercise creates a razor-sharp mind. It purges stress hormones, boosts confidence, and makes everything else seem easy.

Make your bed every morning...
Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...and make it well. If a SEAL can’t make her bed...

Make your bed every morning...

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Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...and make it well. If a SEAL can’t make her bed perfectly, is she able to load a gun, map an exit strategy, watch your back? Start your day with integrity. Do the simple things right. Take care of the details. Caring about the little things demonstrates you are committed to the process, committed to excellence, and, in fact, care a lot about the bigger things. Nothing of significance stands the test of time without a sound beginning and carefully built foundation.

Sunshine is on the way
Sunshine is on the way

Sunshine is on the way

Happy Tuesday! This week, we are back with another Healthy View blog and we hope...

Sunshine is on the way

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Sunshine is on the way

Happy Tuesday! This week, we are back with another Healthy View blog and we hope everyone had a great long weekend. It is odd to think of this as a long weekend, since it has been a very long 10 weeks of isolation. We found that it helps to keep a balance between relaxation and productivity. Our team has stayed busy by reading, baking, working out, outdoor walks, and most importantly, staying up-to-date and educated.

Bring What You Have.
Bring What You Have.

Bring What You Have.

We’ve just come off a weird long weekend, and have to cram 5 days worth of work...

Bring What You Have.

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Bring What You Have.

We’ve just come off a weird long weekend, and have to cram 5 days worth of work into 4 bizarre, unconventional days. Who better to look to for guidance and inspiration than the unusually courageous, resourceful individuals trained to thrive during unconventional warfare: SEALs.

Crowns and Coronas
Crowns and Coronas

Crowns and Coronas

We know that an ability to live in the present is associated with greater levels of...

Crowns and Coronas

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Crowns and Coronas

We know that an ability to live in the present is associated with greater levels of happiness and sense of fulfillment. We also know that people who perceive that have a greater sense of control and are better able to live in the present. A sense of lack of control can be pervasive. And there is so much we cannot control these days.

The Destination or the Journey?

Posted: May 14, 2020

"Soup of the Day"...just got serious!

Goals are often a specific, objective end point. They are all about measurement: Attainment of an ultimate outcome, level of success, or mastery. A process on the other hand is the organization and execution of different strategies, actions, and habits in order to attain said goal.

If I remove the goal but still have the process in place, what are my odds of being successful? Assuming the process is appropriate (well thought out, adhered to with effort, and effectively supported) I’d say the odds are excellent.

If I keep the goal but remove the process?

Now I might be in trouble.

I’m not saying trash the goal. Goals ARE really important. A person with an awesome goal has hope. And hopeful people are amazingly resourceful and powerful. But the goal is only step one. And sometimes it helps to put it aside for a bit. While you focus on the process. 

Here are a few thoughts about processes:

  • They keep you present focused. I’m not going to bother elaborating on that one. There are just so many benefits to being in the present.
  • Processes are golden. Every athlete at the Olympics hopes to win a gold medal. And they are all so remarkably talented, hard working, and prepared. The ones who win medals have typically implemented enough careful tweaks in their training regimes to ensure constant, adjustments, and improvements. Of course, all great athletes tweak and adjust. But often Olympic medalists do this better than most.
  • Goals are fleeting. The activities and strategies you use during the process can stay with you for a lifetime. Think about running a marathon. I use that one because my ultimate goal is to run one during my 50th year. That’s just around the corner, and I’m starting to think it’s not going to be possible. But because I can put my goal on a shelf, and have become more invested in the challenges and benefits inherent in the process, I still run regularly. And that keeps me fit, strong, and happy.
  • Processes are typically about changing and creating new habits. If all we focus on is the ultimate goal, the changes we think we need to make may be unrealistic and unsustainable. Whether we like it or not we’re hardwired to choose the path of least resistance and gravitate towards habits that feel (and taste!) good. If we try to change too much too soon, we might set ourselves up for failure. Focusing on the process permits smaller, sustainable changes. So that over weeks and months we become healthier, stronger, more resilient, calmer, more focused, more confident. And in a much better position to gain ground on that ultimate goal.

Last thought: Crazy things happen that can completely disrupt life as you know it. (Right?!!). When you’re more committed to the process and less to the outcome, it is easier to pivot. To be flexible, creative, take a deep breath and carry on. So, what if the progress and improvements are taking a different path? So, what if the ultimate goal has to change? You’re still you, doing awesome things, making yourself and the world a little bit better. One moment at a time.

Inspiration of the Day

“All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.” - James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Classes of the Day

It’s Friday! And that means we’re back with another double dose of classes for you to enjoy.

MuscleFIT with Kim

This morning, get started with a full body workout that focuses on maintaining and strengthening all your major muscle groups. It will challenge your endurance, power, and strength for overall performance of functional movement.

Recommended equipment: water bottles or medium-sized weights and a small towel

Join Kim at 8:30am (for 35 minutes) from the comfort of your living room.

Click here to join the class.

Meeting ID: 897 6448 2779
Password: 112281

Hatha Yoga with Shara

Your lunchtime plans just got a whole lot better! Join today’s Hatha Yoga class where you’ll learn the foundations of a good yoga practice. Postures are taught with attention to detail and proper body alignment.

Join Shara at 12:00pm (for 30 minutes) from your living room.

Click here to join the class.

Meeting ID: 849 1615 0571
Password: 792801

For more information about our virtual classes, please reach out to Lauren.

Trainer Moves of the Day

Paul Hudson, GM and Personal Trainer at the Cambridge Club has put together another wicked full body workout for you to crush. Each of the three sections is designed as a circuit. So, move through A1, A2, A3, A4, rest 60 seconds, then run through the 4 exercises again. Then move onto circuit B. Paul has Rx’d 4 sets of everything. Modify as time and energy permits. And if you’re really tight for time today, rock 2-3 sets of circuit A after your first morning meeting. Hit circuit B before your coffee break. And fly through circuit C before lunch. 

A1) Reverse Lunge 4 x 10 (Each Leg)

 

A2) Banded Side Lateral Step 4 x 15 (Each Direction)

 

A3) Shoulder Taps 4 x 20 (10 Each Side)

 

A4) World’s Greatest Stretch 4 x 6 (3 Per Side)

 

Rest: 60 Seconds

 

B1) KB Swing 4 x 15

 

B2) Mountain Climber 4 x 30

 

B3) Prone Swimmer from Floor 4 x 15

 

B4) Prone Bear Position Hold 4 x 30 Seconds

 

Rest: 60 Seconds

 

C1) Burpee Up Down 4 x 6

 

C2) Lateral Plyometric Skater Lunge 4 x 10 (10 Each Leg)

 

C3) Standing KB March 4 x 30 Seconds

 

No Rest Until Series is completed

For any questions about today's workout, you can connect with Paul directly here.

Naturopathic Wisdom of the Day

Sleep!

Moira Kwok, our Naturopathic Doctor at the Adelaide Health Clinic, is concerned you might not be getting enough sleep!

With everything going on lately, have you noticed that you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you also noticing that you’re feeling less and less refreshed the next morning?

The first thing to do is to ensure that you have a good sleep routine. Good sleep hygiene is also important by making your bedroom a nice a relaxing environment that's dark and quiet. Minimizing your screen time before bed is key to help promote sleepiness. Blue light interferes with our ability to produce melatonin, which reduces the quality and quantity of sleep that we get. There are also many other things that an ND can look into to help you get a better night’s sleep.

If you have any questions about this or other naturopathic remedies, you can connect directly with Moira here.

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Do you have a "Something of the Day" you'd like us to share?! Email Meg.

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