The Means not the End, Gratification as a Source of Energy
Have you ever heard the phrase “The great thing about chopping wood is that it warms you twice”? I like this perspective because it highlights the value in everything, functions that are multiple and hidden benefits accessible from appreciating every interaction, pleasure attainable from maintaining positive focus on the presence of whatever makes up one’s reality.
Having worked with a wide range of clients, anxiety had come up at many consultations when we were discussing stress levels. Emotional and physical stress, anxiety or panic attacks can all contribute to elevated stress levels and disrupt sleep length and quality. Now when you have a body composition goal in mind, all these can jeopardise your success. But have you ever thought about how your diet could make your anxiety worse?
About a year ago I went to see a shaman, curious as to know what he saw about me, I asked his clairvoyant self, to which choosing from his observations answered directly “You my dear have abandoned yourself, and thus let yourself open to abuse”.
Holiday season hasn’t even started but we’ve been lucky with the weather, having had real summer weather for over a month now. It’s only normal that more people take their workouts outdoors to enjoy the nice weather and make the most out of the sun while they can.
For the 4th article in my series of contributions, the lovely Calumn has challenged me to write on Meditation as this months subject to explore.
Many of my coaching clients report at the time they start working with me that they have tried all the diets and none of them worked for them. Sounds familiar? Keep reading.
120km For The Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Last month I decided to sign a team up for a pretty big challenge which is to cycle 120km in a closed road event in September. This very exciting event is called Tour O The Borders and will take place in the Scottish town of Peebles.
Every year I like to do something pretty cool for charity, last year myself and a few clients slept out in Princess Street Gardens with 9,000 participant to raise money for Social Bite. It turned out to be one of the coldest nights of the winter with temperatures getting to a rather chilly -11 degrees.
This challenge will be a little different, but equally as rewarding, as we look to raise as much money as possible for SamH and the Brewgooder Foundation.
Edinburgh's Best Personal Trainers
The chances are if you have come onto this page you are interested in starting your fitness journey. As with many other decisions in life the amount of information out there can be a bit overwhelming. So let me help you narrow down in my opinion who I think the best personal trainers are in the City of Edinburgh and you can make your decision from there.
Don’t get me wrong. Helping people with their mental health is well out of my scope. This article is not for you if you have a diagnosed problem that needs medical attention. However, everybody experiences lower or higher levels of stress and anxiety in their work and/family life.
If these become chronic they can lead to a variety of long term health problems. The aim of this article is to help you find ways to combat and overcome everyday stress with the help of lifestyle hacks so when the next situation arises your body will be more equipped to cope with it.
Free Your Mind & The Rest Will Follow
Energy is everything and it takes forms in different patterns, your fitness programme being one of them. Whenever you commit to something you invest energy in it and yourself, you feel good about doing whatever feels good for you, as you have an exalted vision of yourself you want to get to and following that vision feels positive.
My name is Calumn, founder of CD Fitness Coaching. You’ll find me in and around the gym and helping like minded people get the results they deserve. I enjoy everything from keeping fit, yoga, snowboarding, coffee and making people happy. If you would like to be a part of the bigger community join my Facebook group, Healthy Living With CD Fitness Coaching is a must.