Fitness Meme of the Week: “Everything is raw material.”

“Everything is material.” This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given on how to sort through our memories, experiences, and especially our regrets. Today’s fitness meme comes from Twyla Tharp again – and her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life is just about required reading for…

Monday “What Went Well” Report: Setbacks can be a gift

At least, that’s what I’m telling myself today. Here’s one of the little secrets of weight loss: it really, really helps when your primary exercise is long-distance running. That sport burns energy like nobody’s business. I’ve been at my leanest when I was in the throes of major-league race training. And today, I can’t run…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Twyla Tharp on Rituals

From Twyla Tharp’s amazing and inspirational book, The Creative Habit: I’m starting to get very excited about delving into the lives of creative people who know how to get things done. At a recent coffee with a friend-of-a-friend who has started and funded several companies, I was reminded of just how much of getting what…