"Soup of the Day"...just got serious!
More than four-hundred years ago, a single sovereign came to rule two kingdoms. Each possessed its own coat of arms: one depicting two lions, the other two unicorns. Unification of the lands resulted in the creation of one single coats of arms, with one beast on either side.
It is not clear if the two creatures seek to rule together or are fighting for the crown. Most think they are fighting.
A group of lions is a Pride. And the Lion is proud. A brave, fierce, natural carnivore. A blood thirsty, social predator who will kill and even die in the fight to ensure survival of the pride.
The Unicorn, once found in the far-reaching corners of the known world, possessed the head of a stag, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar. Diverse, courageous, wild, and also proud.
If they are in fact fighting, it is not clear to me who would win. They stand on equal footing. They tower to equal heights.
What if, instead they are figuring out how to rule together? If the Lion no longer needs to fight, the Unicorn – often elusive – will, can appear; accompanied by wisdom, the ability to heal, and purge poison. The rested Lion becomes stronger, more careful. They both remain proud, but their pride no longer burns with conflict and fear. They are proud of themselves, yes, but also of each other. And this creates love. It also creates space. When you are proud of someone you stand back. You admire their strengths and watch them grow.
And so, the Lion and the Unicorn create room for each other. Room for the other to be right. Room to each live and thrive as they see fit. To naturally discover the ways their differences blend and fill. To raise each other up whenever needed. To ebb and flow and to love the freedom and growth that ruling with the other brings.
Inspiration of the Day
“But there comes a time when this pride must be abandoned and transmuted into the pride of the unicorn. When this happens, he has no more need to fight, for he has begun to find his nourishment through that love which is beyond love-hate opposites, beyond right and wrong. The unicorn harms nothing, her horn is lifted in a remote and lovely pride as we glimpse her now and then on her swift course. This pride can only appear in one who has already fought bitter and bloody battles within herself; to move beyond this battle of opposites requires an imaginative vision.” Peter Taylor, excerpt from a lecture given at Queen’s University 1995
Class of the Day
It’s time for another amazing TNT class!
Join Lori this morning for this high energy, challenging class, designed to turn you into a lean, mean, fat burning machine.
Class begins at 11:15 and will last 50 minutes.
Click here to join the class.
Meeting ID: 881 5708 6530
Next Week’s Class
Note: Our Saturday TNT class will be cancelled next week (Saturday, June 20th)! But check out all the amazing classes we'll be offering here.
If you have questions about our virtual classes, please reach out to Lauren.
Trainer Moves of the Day
Here’s another fabulous workout put together by Paul Hudson from the Cambridge Club. Go through all 4 exercises in circuit A, and then repeat 2, 3, or 4 times before moving on to the next circuit. This one is designed for outside where you can run and walk forward and back. If you’re tight on space, run and march on the spot!
A1) Run x 60 Seconds
A2) Alternating Forward Lunge 5 x 10 (5 Each Side)
A3) Front Plank 5 x 30 Seconds
A4) Walk x 60 Seconds
B1) Run x 60 Seconds
B2) KB RDL 5 x 10
B3) Hip Thrust 5 x 10
B4) Walk x 60 Seconds
C1) Run x 60 Seconds
C2) Prone Bear Shoulder Taps 5 x 10
C3) Jump Squat 5 x 5
C4) Walk x 60 Seconds
For questions about today’s Trainer Moves, you can connect directly with Paul here.
Bite of the Day
Farro Bowl with Tofu, Mushrooms, and Spinach
This recipe is from Vegan For Everybody is so delicious. But my pro tip, make extra sauce.
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And here’s the preview that contains the recipe!
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