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Running therapy 101: Training your brain to spot the open door

The topic for last week’s running therapy sessions – and many more to come, I’m sure – was set on Sept. 11, when my husband lost his job and his car on the exact same day. Neither event in itself … Continue reading

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Reframing the obstacle

Earlier this year I wondered if it was better to try to “run through” plantar fasciitis or take a couple months off to help heal my heel. Now I’ve got a chance to try the road not taken, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Running with ultrarunning legend Scott Jurek

  Ultramarathoning superstar Scott Jurek was the keynote speaker Sunday for the Fort Wayne Track Club’s annual banquet, and while he was in town he led an untimed fun run at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Talk about a nice guy. Jurek … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A funny way to get happy

By Colleen, age 12 Did you know that mimicking a smile can actually make you happier? According to Psychology Today, the logic is that when you use the muscles you use when you’re happy your brain thinks you are actually happy. The same … Continue reading

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Dooley noted*

Flipping through one of those can-do, positive thinking guides at the library recently, I came across an anecdote that resonated. The author was recounting the time he bought an expensive suit to pump himself up for a job interview, only … Continue reading

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Self-talk upgrade

Here’s how you know that positive language works: It’s been sucked into the business world. Do a search on this topic, and you inevitably come up with references to its use in negotiating, customer service, and the like. In the … Continue reading

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The positivity drug

I just love Lisa Earle McLeod’s analogy comparing positivity to crack cocaine. It’s not a perfect fit, in the sense that I think you need to try it a few times before you start to see results. For me, at … Continue reading

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Blazing a trail amid rubble

For as long as I can remember, my family’s burned off tension and calories by walking laps around my parents’ driveway. Eleven laps per mile has been the standard for the last 43 years. Now that oval-shaped driveway is gone, obliterated by … Continue reading

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Building a butterfly on the run

When I go running with my sister, that first mile is full of frustration. It doesn’t have anything to do with the run itself; that’s just about how long it takes us to go through whatever’s been bugging us recently. … Continue reading

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On positivity

I often wonder if I would’ve lost 90 pounds last year if I hadn’t been reading up on the psychology of positivity in the months before I started my quest. It wasn‘t something I planned: First develop a fundamental understanding … Continue reading

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