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The Cold Stops Here: Week 5 (or 10) of the Wim Hof Method

Two months ago I began the 10 week Wim Hof method, a mindfulness program that incorporates deep breathing, meditation and gradual exposure to the cold. And every day for the past 10 weeks (save two), I’ve done my deep breathing and breath holds, stretched, done pushups, planks and back bends, and taken cold cold showers. I didn’t advance through all 10...

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Stuck in a Holding Pattern: Week 4 (repeated) of the Wim Hof Method

Week five of the Wim Hof method called for a 10 minute cold shower every day. I thought it would be a piece of cake since I’d been doing so well with them, but I was wrong. I caved in under 30 seconds. Three days in a row. Clearly, I wasn’t ready to move onto the all cold showers, so I...

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Little Kids and the No Sugar Challenge

“Mom, I want to do a 40 day no sugar challenge.” I never expected those words to be uttered by my six year old, but when she did, I was deee-lighted. It never crossed my mind that something like this would be too hard for a child. Little kids are strong, resilient creatures who, with some motivation and the right kind...

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A Streak is born, a habit is not: Wim Hof Method Week 3

I’m on a streak everyone! I didn’t think I’d make it this far without skipping a day, but here I am 21 days in and still going strong. I must admit though, that I don’t feel like I’m developing a solid morning routine. Having little kids who wake up at all hours of the night makes it really hard to...

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Cold: Wim Hof Method Week 2

There’s no way, I think to myself as I stare at the running water. I’m supposed to get into a cold shower and I can’t. I adjust the knob. The ice cold water is now moderately cold. I step in but stand far enough back that the water hits only my feet and shins. Goosebumps. I stand there, telling myself to be brave and that I can do...

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Deep Breathing and Cold Showers: The Wim Hof Method (Week 1)

This year, I’ve had a hard time following through on my monthly challenges and my once great habits are now not so stellar. In desperate need of a reboot, I went and bought a 10 week “mindfulness” program, and I just completed week one. The program is called the Wim Hof method and it incorporates deep breathing, stretching, meditation, and gradual exposure to the...