Falling Leaves, Being Present, and the Power of One Minute

podcast Oct 30, 2018

There is something powerful about this time of year. I know not everyone gets to see the seasons change like we do in the Midwest, but October in Kansas is always a reminder to me to take time to slow down and reflect and pay attention to what is going on around me. Years ago, when my kids were just little, I was still working full time at a job that I loved in marketing, but I was so stressed out with little kids and a full time job... and if I’m being honest, I was also probably a bit depressed

Because I was feeling down, and blah and in a funk, it really struck me that year when I realized that the trees had completely changed colors, and I had missed – had not even noticed - the beautiful changes in the leaves as they turned their oranges and reds before they wound up being a crunchy brown mess on the sidewalks and lawns. And it made me sad. And I made a point to tell myself that every year at this time, I needed to make sure that I paused and noticed the leaves and the beauty around us.

In this episode, I talk about being present for yourself and for those around you. I touch on Seasonal Affective Disorder and dopamine. And, I build on last week's episode by talking about what you can do with the Power of One Minute. 

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About your Podcast Host:

Coach Kim explores topics that will help you power up your life so that you can design a life you love. If you are ready to think, feel, train and live like a champion, tune in for expert interviews and real talk that will give you the tools and courage you need to chase your dreams.

Coach Kim Peek is a fitness and real-food enthusiast who is also a theater-mom, dog-mom and breast cancer survivor. Kim has a number of coaching certifications including: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Healthy Running. She is certified to teach a variety of fitness formats, and is constantly studying movement, motivation and other wellness topics to unlock success secrets for her audience. Kim is also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist.

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