A journey towards balanced living.

Beer of the Week: The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

Beer of the Week: The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

Another great beer from Colorado, Avery Brewing Company makes an especially delicious Imperial Oktoberfest. An intensified version of a traditional Oktoberfest, the deep copper color and rich malty but balanced flavor makes it a great choice for a winter evening.

Tai Chi Tips for Better Running

Tai Chi Tips for Better Running

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 | No Comments

I just completed a 2-day intensive Tai Chi workshop with Dr. Paul Lam, the creator of Tai Chi for Health. I am very new to Tai Chi, but I had the opportunity to attend this training for work. Dr. Lam is known around the world for his Tai Chi programs and he is one of those rare, truly inspirational people- a living legend in the Tai Chi world.

For such a gentle form of exercise, the workshop was INTENSE. Tai Chi requires a lot of focus, patience, coordination… and endurance if you are doing it for 2 straight days!

I kept thinking of ways I could incorporate the Tai Chi principles into my running. Then I remembered a book I came across years ago called Chi Running… clearly someone has already connected the Tai Chi-running dots.

running path

Don’t worry, this photo was taken in February… it is not this snowy anymore!!!

Purpose: What I Wish I Knew In College

Purpose: What I Wish I Knew In College

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 | No Comments

I have recently realized something very simple about purpose that I wish I understood years ago.

Many people recommend “finding your purpose” when faced with big life decisions. When you start college and are struggling to decide on a major, when you graduate and begin searching for a job, when you find yourself dissatisfied with a job, when you are stressing about whether to attend grad school- common pieces of advice include “follow your heart,” “do what you love” and “find your purpose.”

I came across a Forbes magazine article called 4 Ways to Find Purpose In Any Job that helped me complete my realization that purpose is something that must be created… not found.

Beer of the Month: Orabelle

Beer of the Month: Orabelle

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 | No Comments

Orabelle is a Belgian-Style Tripel from Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver. It is only available seasonally (Jan-March), but you can still find it in the Great Divide variety packs at some stores. It is the perfect beer for the transition from winter to spring, which is great if you live in Colorado because it was 80 degrees yesterday and it’s supposed to snow tonight!

Orabelle Beer

We loved it so much we named our new Belgian Malinois puppy after it!

Orabelle