One of the best things that has come from this community is the sisterhood that sprung up around the #SarahConnor workouts. What started as a way to stay sane and fit in lockdown — became a group of women holding one another accountable and cheering each other on. We helped each other through life changes, death of friends and family members, moves, work and the insanity that was 2020.
I’m a lone wolf at heart and my default is self-reliance to a fault. The Phetasy “Pham” and the sisterhood of Sarah Connor reminded me of the importance of community in the midst of a time when we were all in forced isolation.
I thought when the pandemic was over and the gyms started opening up, I’d end these workouts because no one would need them or want them—but the opposite has proven true. The group is growing and in fact, it’s split into two groups, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So I’m going to keep the workouts going. It’s good for me to have to show up for someone else. It keeps me honest and on days when I might otherwise let myself off the hook, I can’t.
And the community is keeping me grounded. Grounded in a sense of routine, playfulness and trust—knowing that I can show up however I am feeling and it won’t matter. I’ll be accepted for who I am, exactly where I am.
I’ve fallen “off the beam” as they say meaning I’m out of my routine. So I’m starting another 28-day challenge next Monday for subscribers. Any of the ladies can join, come whenever you can. Come as you are.
My workouts are about 40 min and they start at noon PT every weekday. 9:30am PT Sat/Sun.
Sorry dudes, you gotta create your own space but I’m rooting for you!
Today on #WalkInsWelcome I had a great talk with comedian turned political commentator Lee Camp about his political awakening, why we should turn off all mainstream corporate media, how the Democrats are not really a left-wing party, and so much more.
I totally forgot to post this here yesterday! I was laughing too hard at the Martha's Vineyard stuff. Nimesh is hilarious and his special on youtube "Thank You, China" is great. He's not holding back.
I spoke to Greg Lukianoff for #WalkInsWelcome about how deeply messed up it is to tell people they're more fragile than they are, how the victimhood mentality is undermining cognitive behavioral therapy, and how he wishes business wasn't booming at FIRE.
Maybe we should just focus on TV show reviews.
Grandpa's letter home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Maggie is back! Also: The "No Complaining" challenge.
This week's question: How do people (new parents in particular) manage, deal with, or get over their fears?
Some of you have been asking if we have a list of our promo codes for all the Dumpster Fire & Walk-Ins Welcome sponsors. We made a list and you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ErjcLnuDxjb4FibbeY3yh97UOUyfeqr5xz6zKV57mw/edit?usp=sharing
We'll do our best to keep it updated.
Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.
We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.