That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?
So the next time you reach for those yoga pants or for that fiery red dress, ask yourself how will that clothing item make you feel and what is it saying to the world around you today?
Rafi was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that results in extremely fragile skin and blistering. Even the slightest contact can tear the skin or cause blistering.
It seems we live in a culture that has assigned a degree of respect to anyone who proudly proclaims, "Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter." We shouldn't be impressed; we should be sorry.
I hope you see that if your eating feels out of control at the moment, it isn't because you are weak or defective or lacking in willpower. From your body's perspective, there is always a good reason and becoming curious about what is really going on can help you make real change.
There is room for profit in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the amount of that profit should not cause suffering to patients, who are the pharmaceutical industry's consumer. As a country we must jointly stand together and insist on regulating the costs of these medications.
Taking care of my health is a top priority for me and I don't need to feel guilty for that. Staying home to sleep instead of watching a basketball game does not make me a bad fan. Going home after work instead of getting drinks does not make me anti-social. And sleeping in on the weekend does not make me lazy.
The future, clearly, is not in the removal of major attachments of muscles. It will lie in novel ways of stimulating healing of injured tendons such as the biceps. These advances are on the way.
I don't know when it happened, but I recently came to realization that I needed to reevaluate my relationship with alcohol. The question I've found myself asking lately is, "When did drinking booze become an obligation?"
We aren't talking investing in expensive equipment or new drugs or even funding house-calling health workers (though that would be nice), but simply making sure that screening for depression is part of routine prenatal visits.
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding alcohol use during pregnancy. SELF spoke to the experts, and they answered some common questions for us. Here's what they had to say.
Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.
None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.
Before this past year, I never knew that darkness could reveal so much light. How surreal it was to not be able to see anything really, foraging and grasping to make my way through such a dark space only to find a door. And I knocked on the door and it opened.
Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.
He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."
Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly.
While progress is possible, it is not inevitable. If we're going to keep the promise we made in 2012, it's time to step up and get to work.
Not only will sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays, they may stop you frowning, making your world much more calm. Don't dull your happiness with a frown. Some days you need to create your own sunshine.