Morning Mantra

Morning Mantra

www.coachedandloved.com
Mary-Katherine Fleming is here with a microdose of confidence to kick-start your day! The Morning Mantra is a tool to manage all of the stress and conflict that can interfere with your best-laid (training!) plans, centered around one strategy MK has been practicing consistently since 1998: mantras. With this dynamic duo in your corner cheering you on, you will never doubt you are #coachedandloved and #winningatlife Are you facing a situation? Could you use a mantra to help you move through it? Email info@coachedandloved.com


#QuaranTeam! A free support program
Mar 19 • 1 min
The Fitness Protection Staff and The Big Guns are donating their time to create free programming during the COVID-19 Coronavirus disruption. There will be daily live-streams with nutrition, anxiety relief, physical and mental strength, as well as…
3/18/20: Still Going (A Mantra for Anxiety Relief)
Mar 19 • 5 min
Coach MK addresses the current anxiety-inducing climate and draws on the wisdom of Jummy Olawale, a Gottman Method ground us in truth. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
3/16/20: Station Ten (The Global Pandemic Mantra)
Mar 15 • 4 min
Coach MK refers to her favorite novel, Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel, to remind us that no matter how scary the situation, the beauty of humanity shines right through. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
3/11/20: They’re Out There (A Mantra for Finding Love)
Mar 10 • 6 min
On Coach MK’s 9th wedding anniversary, she tells you why she isn’t qualified to give marriage advice…then offers the advice on how to look for the kind of love that leads to partnership. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
3/9/20: True Jack@ss (The Breakup Mantra)
Mar 8 • 3 min
One of Coach MK’s Runners posted the following comment in one of the Facebook groups: “Got Dumped. Feel like crap.” That comment warrants a response, and Coach MK reminds us that the only parts of us that actually break during breakups, are parts that can…
3/6/20: That’s Not Dumb (A mantra for New Runners)
Mar 5 • 9 min
A listener write in, asking for coaching advice for her 7 year old son, who is entering his first mile race. He is afraid of looking dumb, so Coach MK tells him what dumb looks like. James, don’t forget to send us race photos! —- This episode is sponsored…
3/4/20: It’s Real, and it’s GOOD (The Plan B Mantra)
Mar 3 • 6 min
Sometimes we think the things we want most are just out of reach, and Coach MK reminds us that usually means we have no idea what we are reaching for. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
3/2/20: COFFEE AND CONTEMPLATION (The Stranger Things/Hopper Mantra)
Mar 1 • 4 min
We can’t control everything….but we don’t have to respond to ANYTHING. Coach MK has a mantra for those mornings when it feels like everything is out of control. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
2/28/20: I Got It (The Schadenfreude Mantra)
Feb 27 • 5 min
Today’s Episode was brought to you by Lexapro! With Mercury in Retrograde and a sick toddler, Coach MK is having more encounters with strangers than usual, and a mantra that makes those encounters easier to navigate. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
2/27/20: Big Booty!
Feb 26 • 6 min
Inspired by a game of musical chairs, Coach Sarah brings us a hilarious mantra from her college years for those moments need to be reminded that even the cool kids have their moments! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
2/25/20: Spell It OUT!
Feb 24 • 6 min
The word “Support” has multiple definitions….which could explain why we don’t get it when we need it. Coach MK has a mantra and kind suggestion for those moments when we aren’t getting the support we think we asked for. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
2/24/20: That’s Not Mine
Feb 23 • 5 min
A companion is not a pack mule, and Coach Sarah has a mantra for those moments you realize you are being treated like one! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
2/21/20: Yeah BUDDY! (A Mantra for Uncertainty)
Feb 20 • 5 min
Facing a huge day with two possibly game-changing things happening for Coach MK’s family as well as Fitness Protection, she brings you a mantra straight from Tennessee- something all us Tennesseans say when we want, but cannot guarantee, that the answer…
2/19/20: Good Morning!!
Feb 20 • 8 min
Coach Satah —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
2/18/20: NO! Just….NO.
Feb 17 • 7 min
Paralyzed at the thought of a 14th viewing of Frozen II, Coach MK reflects on how hard it can be for a people-pleaser to say ‘no’. Link to the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Exercise she still practices HERE: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B8moRfYnzxo/ —- This…
2/17/20: Live It (A Mantra for Memories)
Feb 16 • 6 min
Coach Sarah discusses the pressure to savor every moment, and how quickly it can turn into anxiety about missing any moment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
2/14/20: You Deserve Better (The Love Mantra)
Feb 13 • 10 min
Happy Valentine’s Day from Coach MK! Today’s ad-free mantra is for the people-pleasers, the rule-followers, the perfectionists, the folk who don’t yet know they have CPTSD, and everyone who thinks that love has to be earned and doesn’t value the love that…
2/13/20: MI SCUSI (The Italian Formal Mantra)
Feb 12 • 7 min
Dr. Coach Sarah kicks off some Shady Italian Lessons by breaking down how SUPER polite and SUPER formal speech can be anything but polite….and may be the perfect response to any uncomfortable situation! “Please excuse me” in the informal - “Scusami” feels…
2/11/20: Love You, MEAN IT! (A Mantra for Self-Love)
Feb 10 • 7 min
The Monster at the End of this Week is VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! So Coach MK takes a minute to break down the word love before she shares the method she used to cultivate love for herself after a lifetime of trying not to think about it. —- This episode is…
2/10/20: I Love You
Feb 9 • 6 min
Most of us have been trained to believe that emotion, and anything that springs from it, is weak and lesser. Sarah blows the door off of that lie in a mantra we hope you will carry with you to Valentine’s Day and beyond. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
2/7/20: My Hero!!
Feb 6 • 7 min
We hate the messaging in the fitness industry so much, we put ourselves in the mental health category. Angered by a headline about the dangers of being an overweight runner, Coach MK spit this fiery mantra into her mic before penning her own response: the…
2/6/20: Ahahahahaha! (The Harvard Italian Poetry Smarty-Pants Mantra)
Feb 5 • 6 min
Coach Sarah GIFTS US with a big ‘ol brick of Harvard to throw at anyone who tries to steal our joy. MK bows in deference, this is THE best mantra yet!! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
2/4/20- Where You BEEN?
Feb 3 • 6 min
Coach MK took a break from the Mantrapod, and she isn’t about to defend it. She hopes you won’t defend anything you choose to quit, either. If you use this sassy mantra in your office, send us a voice message and YOU could be featured on the mantrapod! —-…
2/3/20: Your Turn!
Feb 2 • 5 min
We love Coach Sarah, and her brain does, too! During this hiatus she has been stockpiling mantras for you!!! There’s a fine line between inspiration and obsession, a separation Sarah has been exploring in her new meditation practice. It is hard to say,…
1/19/20: Grazie Mille (The Quitter’s Day Mantra)
Jan 17 • 8 min
The Mantrapod is on hiatus until Feb. 1, but the steady increase in Quitter’s Day communications prompted Coach Sarah to respond with this powerful mantra that reminds you we only quit things we never needed to continue. You know Dr. Coach Sarah means…
Holiday Break!
Dec 10, 2019 • 1 min
The Morning Mantra is taking a little break, but don’t worry! We will be back in 2020 with all the guidance you’ve come to love! If you need a little extra support this holiday season, check out the Holiday Strength Challenge. Some of us spend holidays in…
11/19/19: Pace Yourself
Nov 18, 2019 • 5 min
This is the last normal weekend of 2019! Coach Sarah has a mantra to keep us grounded as we get ready to slide through the holidays! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
11/15/19: Present Participle
Nov 15, 2019 • 7 min
Sarah lets her Harvard hang out in this powerful mantra that will appeal to not only the grammar nerds but also anyone else who is striving to be DONE instead of DOING. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Shady Bitch Lesson 5: Fake Cheerleading
Nov 10, 2019 • 8 min
Breath Mints are weapons of war, and Southern Belles do not leave home without them. Coach MK teaches you how to deploy them in the name of self-defense in today’s lesson, where we take on those passive aggressive comments delivered as fake cheerleading…
11/8/19: Treat Yo’ Self
Nov 7, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah reminds us that we deserve treats as much as the next guy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
Shady Bitch Lesson 4: Unhelpful Suggestions
Nov 6, 2019 • 9 min
If you can handle passive-aggressive comments like a Shady Bitch, you can turn your Holiday Hell into Frosty’s Frozen Adventure! Today, Coach MK takes us back to Charm School (yup, she went) and weaves in her son’s Responsive Speech Therapy to help you…
Shady Bitch Lesson 3: All Things Considered
Nov 5, 2019 • 8 min
Lesson #3: The Backhanded Compliment. Pair with a loud, “THANK YOU!” followed immediately by a whispered “all things considered”. Works every time! Transcript available here: https://www.coachedandloved.com/post/shady-bitch-lesson-3-all-things-considered…
11/4/19: Take the W
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah reminds us that the easy wins aren’t just great…they are SMART. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
10/29/19: The WannaDo, Redux
Oct 28, 2019 • 4 min
Coach Sarah revisits one of the first mantras from this podcast, and reminds us that the wisdom still holds: nothing matters more than knowing what you WannaDo before you do anything. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Shady Bitch Lessons From a Southern Belle, Part 2
Oct 27, 2019 • 13 min
Lesson 2: Kill Them With Details. Coach MK expands on yesterday’s lesson about power serves, showing us how to bury a human with information they asked for. Transcript available here: https://www.coachedandloved.com/post/shady-bitch-lessons-part-2 —- This…
Shady Bitch Lessons from a Southern Belle
Oct 25, 2019 • 6 min
(Oof, that’s not fair, I’m more like a gong.) Responding to the Holiday Strength Challenge emails, Coach MK realizes what she really needs to be coaching is verbal tennis. Transcript available here:…
Holiday Strength Challenge!!!!
Oct 23, 2019 • 3 min
IT IS HAPPENING!!!!!! Listen for details!! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
10/22/19: It Ain’t Me
Oct 21, 2019 • 13 min
A listener writes in asking for a mantra about apologies unaccepted, and Coach MK responds with a deeply personal mantra based on the song she sings to herself when she needs reminding that people aren’t always responding to HER. —- This episode is…
10/21/19: Two Steps Back
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
An introverted listener writes in, asking for a mantra to help enforce boundaries with well-meaning family members during times of overwhelm. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
10/18/19: Soft Reset
Oct 17, 2019 • 6 min
Ever felt like you needed a do-over? Wished you could reset your body like a computer? Coach Sarah has a mantra for you! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10/9/19: Let Them See You
Oct 9, 2019 • 6 min
Coach MK is scared, you guys. She is headed to She Podcasts in Atlanta tomorrow, and needed a mantra to calm her nerves. Kudos to Mr. MK who DEMANDS to be called Mr. MK because he’s that proud of me- like everything else good in my life, this came from…
Week Off!
Oct 7, 2019 • 1 min
The Mantrapod is headed to Atlanta for She Podcasts! If you are in the area, meet us for a run! If not, we will see you next week! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
10/4/19: This Is Mine
Oct 3, 2019 • 6 min
As fall racing season begins, Coach Sarah wants to program her voice in your head to manage fear of failure so racing can be FUN again. Here is the FB Live with Coach MK she references in the podcast:…
10/3/19: FRONT AND CENTER (A Mantra for The Rugby World Cup and USA RUGBY)
Oct 3, 2019 • 14 min
Coach MK details every issue she has with USA Rugby’s treatment of her husband, their referee problem and their woman problem and lays out a simple solution: the people you don’t want to look at need to be front and center. —- This episode is sponsored by…
10/2/19: Don’t Sh*t Where The Cows Eat!
Oct 2, 2019 • 10 min
A very angry Coach MK comes for the Denver Rugby Union and the Berlin Marathon, and speaks to everyone whose place has been determined by their size or learned the hard way that the things you love do not love you back. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
10/01/19: Hair Is EVERYTHING
Sep 30, 2019 • 8 min
Coach Sarah at her best, inspired by her favorite show, tells us why hair is EVERYTHING, whether we admit it or not. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/27/19: Maybe I’m Blue
Sep 27, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah went all HARVARD on us with this incredible mantra that will make you grateful you aren’t Ros’ purple crayon, and remind you that trying harder will only wear you down. it’s easy to go hard, it’s hard to go smart. —- This episode is sponsored…
9/26/19: Imma Eat That UP! (A mantra for microaggressions)
Sep 25, 2019 • 13 min
Inspired by a Twitter thread about ADHD, Coach MK tells you how she weaponizes her accent against microaggressors, in hopes this mantra will support you, or at least make you laugh, the next time you encounter one. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Runner, Interrupted Beta Test
Sep 24, 2019 • 2 min
Runner, Interrupted is ready for beta testing! DO NOT MISS THE FUN!!! Click this link to opt into the beta, you will receive further instructions immediately: https://conta.cc/2kZjCcl —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
9/25/19: Choose the Cheetos
Sep 24, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK is burning the candle at both ends to launch Runner, Interrupted after two weeks of being trapped in a gorgeous rental home with a great hot tub and crappy internet. Today, desperate for a moment to relax, she wonders why she didn’t when she had…
9/23/19: And THEN…
Sep 23, 2019 • 7 min
in this mantra, inspired by Calamity Jane in Deadwood, Coach Sarah reminds us that our worst moment is NOT in fact the end of our story. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
9/20/19: Disappointed Face
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
Coach Sarah decided to punch us in the FEELINGS today with this pensive mantra about preparing her child for disappointment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/19/19: NOPE
Sep 18, 2019 • 3 min
Sometimes, NOPE is all you have to give when you’re overwhelmed, because what you’re really giving is a break…to you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/18/19: We Don’t Need No Education
Sep 17, 2019 • 12 min
It’s hard to believe we aren’t in the same place when we occupy the same space. Coach MK has a mantra for anyone thinking of closing that gap with ‘education’. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
9/17/19: Nah, I’m Good
Sep 17, 2019 • 5 min
In the second installment of “Brittany Runs a Marathon is Problematic AF”, Sarah has a mantra for anyone who has been told they would LOVE it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
9/13/29: There Is Enough 💕
Sep 12, 2019 • 6 min
What IS the difference between love and coffee beans? Coach Sarah makes sure you KNOW in this cool mantra. 💕 ❤️ 💗 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/12/19: That Isn’t Funny
Sep 11, 2019 • 8 min
A sense of humor is an essential survival skill, but some jokes aren’t funny they are just mean. Coach MK hopes you will remember today’s mantra the next time you realize a joke was actually hurtful to someone right in front of you. —- This episode is…
9/9/19: DEAL
Sep 9, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah has a mantra for anyone wrestling with strong emotions…and stronger toddlers. Bring a tissue for this one! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/6/19: Shitty Opinion Alert
Sep 5, 2019 • 6 min
The recent Fitness Protection Podcast about the EAT elicited responses from our listeners that prompted Coach Sarah to remind us that opinions are like assholes, everybody has one…and you don’t need to let that asshole, and their shitty opinion, define…
9/4/19: End It Now
Sep 3, 2019 • 9 min
Coach MK channels Buddhist wisdom in managing a bullying situation in her own life, and encourages you to do the same in yours. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
9/3/19: This, Too
Sep 2, 2019 • 5 min
Still grieving a bit for the path she left behind, something that defined her life for a decade, Coach Sarah has a mantra for anyone needing to remember that life is big enough to have space for this new chapter, too. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
8/30/19: No Only About It
Aug 29, 2019 • 5 min
Coach Sarah waxes poetic about minimums that are there to protect and the sly Office Space style suggestions that are more like floors you should never touch. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
8/28/19: Where is Yours??
Aug 27, 2019 • 9 min
Coach MK is open about her baggage and her past mistakes, and has no time for anyone who won’t do the same. Today’s mantra comes with a trigger warning for drug use. (We don’t glorify it, we aren’t going to lie about it…but if you make me talk about mine,…
8/27/19: Into the Nothing
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah ruminates on imposter syndrome as she steps into her new role, asking herself, ” am I too different to belong, or too much the same?” She talks herself out of that to deliver us a mantra for those moments when you question the value of your…
8/23/19: Because…!
Aug 23, 2019 • 6 min
Coach Sarah wonders about all the little things that conspire to bring you where you are right now, all the “why?” Questions that beget looooong answers that we should all want to hear. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
8/22/19: TRUE DAT
Aug 21, 2019 • 5 min
As much as We would like to wake up covered in peanut butter pellets, we’re not jealous of the prairie dogs in Colorado today…and our mantra should help you carpe amy functioning sliver of your diem! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
8/21/19: NOPE. 🥴
Aug 20, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK’s spate of bad luck continues unabated, and if your week looks anything like hers- and we hope it doesn’t!- then you will LOVE today’s mantra!!! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
8/20/19: The Fun Begins!!!! 🤯
Aug 19, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah brings us a mantra for the HARD things on our schedule…that we are secretly thrilled about (but are still scared of). 🤯 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
8/19/19: It Doesn’t Have to Suck (the Uranus Retrograde Mantra)
Aug 18, 2019 • 7 min
Uranus is in retrograde, and that means BIG, painful changes. Coach MK is feeling them, too and wants to remind you that change does not HAVE to suck.…
8/16/19: Going Forward
Aug 15, 2019 • 4 min
“Going forward, I am no longer working at the Harvard Language Center.” - this is the new message you will receive if you email Coach Sarah, who will no longer be tortured by her Harvard email address and the failure it represents to her. She doesn’t know…
8/15/29: You Got It
Aug 14, 2019 • 7 min
Most of us are conditioned to read between the lines, to know when, “don’t worry about it” means “SHOW ME HOW MUCH YOU CARE!” can make it VERY challenging to work with direct people; Coach Sarah has a mantra for that! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
8/13/19: Take The Lead (The C-PTSD Mantra)
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK revisits the fourth, lesser-known trauma response (fawning)…because she found herself doing it earlier this week. When triggered, our response has our brains focus on the person who triggered us, excusing their actions and berating our own. Coach…
8/12/19: Close The Door
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK opens up about her silence this past week to share a poem Mr. MK found, a poem that is eerily appropriate for her 41st birthday. Link to Coach MK’s birthday fundraiser here: http://bit.ly/mk41bday Link to the Renee Bach story here:…
8/9/19: It Will Hold
Aug 8, 2019 • 3 min
Adulting is HARD, and Coach Sarah has a mantra for those of us facing moments we fear we might break and everything we’ve built will disappear. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
8/6/19: Just Right
Aug 5, 2019 • 6 min
Coach Sarah has a mantra for those moments when we feel the need to perform the ‘I’ll NEVER be able to eat all this!!!!” game. (Note from Coach MK: I am in tears listening to this mantra). —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
8/2/19: You Did Everything Right
Aug 1, 2019 • 6 min
One of Coach Sarah’s students was hit by a car today while biking to campus. The mantrapod wants to send her all the positive healing vibes we can muster, while reminding our listeners that accidents happen- they are not the price you pay for…
8/1/19: Oh God…PFFFFFFFFT
Jul 31, 2019 • 13 min
A listener writes in asking Coach MK about leaving a toxic employment situation without burning bridges; Coach MK reminds her that a wet fart is the most graceful way to exit these types of interactions. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
7/31/19: Different Does not Mean Broken (The Neurodivergent or ADHD Mantra)
Jul 30, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK decided to go public with her ADHD diagnosis last week after Phyllis Caunt tagged her in a 7-Day Facebook challenge. Check out her posts and videos, all are public on her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brooksmk). Today’s mantra is dedicated to…
7/30/19: Pass The Granny Panties
Jul 29, 2019 • 5 min
Coach Sarah ruminates on the decisions we make about comfort when it comes to underwear. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
7/26/19: Here to Work.
Jul 26, 2019 • 7 min
A newly minted RRCA official Coach Sarah celebrates her officialness by delivering a running-related mantra about the space we take up, imposter syndrome, and all the emotions that bubble up at the mere thought of running on a track. —- This episode is…
7/25/19: The Bullsh+it Stick
Jul 24, 2019 • 9 min
In three short weeks, we get to welcome Coach Sarah to The Fuckup Factory…a true place of learning and discovery, free from Bullshit Sticks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
FPP: Strength Beta Details
Jul 23, 2019 • 15 min
In this special episode, Coach MK explains the upcoming Strength Beta that Fitness Protection will be launching on Sept 1. If you are interested, please email info@coachedandloved.com with “Strength Beta” in the header field, asap. —- This episode is…
7/24/19: Your Point?
Jul 23, 2019 • 11 min
The only thing more shocking than the moments when Coach MK speaks up, are the moments she keeps her mouth shut. Yep, it totally happens! Today’s mantra is for anyone who has expressed hurt feelings, only to be told they misunderstood. It’s also a primer…
7/23/19: Muscles Have Memory
Jul 22, 2019 • 8 min
A listener requested a mantra to help her focus on the things she and her husband NEED to do now so they can have the experiences they WANT to have, later. (This one will remind you why arts matter- only an Italian major would think to look to poetry for…
7/21/19: Act Your Age (The Infantilization Mantra)
Jul 21, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK leans all the way into her ferocity to offer up an (extra-profane) mantra for an adult who has been told to act their age. You don’t want to miss this one… but you may want headphones. SHOWNOTES ON THE BLOG PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!…
7/19/19: 🛑 Don’t Stop!!! 😳
Jul 18, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah has a bike and carriage…and hella hills in Boston. She has a mantra for the next time you wonder if your efforts are enough. You’ll get wherever you want to go…as long as you don’t stop. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
7/18/19: Yeah, but Why? (A Mantra for Overachievers)
Jul 18, 2019 • 11 min
Coach MK responds to a listener who asks about unhealthy relationships with healthy things …specifically, running. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
7/17/19: What IS This?
Jul 16, 2019 • 8 min
Inspired by a story called The Immortal Bard by Isaac Asimov, Coach MK reminds us where to look when life feels a little out of control. A new beta test will be opening on September the first! Subscribe to Fitness Protection: The Podcast for more details,…
7/16/19: Below the Horizon (Lunar Eclipse Mantra)
Jul 15, 2019 • 6 min
Coach Sarah jumps on Coach MK’s woo-woo train to bring us another inspiring mantra about the upcoming lunar eclipse, and perspective about where the coolest things in the universe actually are. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
7/15/19: Punch UP (The Taylor Swift Mantra)
Jul 14, 2019 • 7 min
No matter how powerful you are, there’s always someone more powerful nearby. Just because you have power and privilege doesn’t mean you can’t get screwed. You don’t have to be totally powerless to be an underdog, just less powerful in a given situation.…
7/12/19: Sink In
Jul 11, 2019 • 5 min
Coach Sarah closes out the week with a cozy mantra about fitting in. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
7/11/19: Mind the Gap (The Rob Brezny Capricorn Mantra)
Jul 10, 2019 • 7 min
An unusual request sent Coach MK running to her favorite, Rob Brezny, and somehow his weekly guidance for Capricorns meshed with the famous warnings of the London Tube in MK’s brain to bring you a mantra about respecting the distance between here and YET.…
7/10/29: Further Investigation Required (The Dr. Meza Mantra)
Jul 10, 2019 • 11 min
It sucks to feel powerless. That feeling inspires rage, and all kinds of action. In the wake of Dr. Meza’s death, Coach MK questions the actions we take to reclaim our power in the digital age where lives are more easily deleted than angry words.…
7/9/19: This Is Power (The World Cup Mantra)
Jul 8, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah is on 🔥…..and you will be, too after this incredible mantra inspired by the USA’s big World Cup win! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
7/8/19: I AINT GOT LICE!!!
Jul 7, 2019 • 5 min
MERCURY ENTERED RETROGRADE YA’ALL!!! If yesterday was well and truly F*ucked, Coach MK has a mantra to get you through the next two weeks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
7/5/19: I’m Hungry!
Jul 4, 2019 • 6 min
In what may be her most powerful mantra to date, Coach Sarah tells us how she learned to embrace a simple bodily function, making holidays enjoyable once again. Follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook Page for more inspiration! If you are enjoying…
7/2/19: Nothing is Wasted
Jul 2, 2019 • 8 min
Coach Sarah delivers yet again, a mantra to remind us that everything we do, matters. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
6/28/19: Aboard My Boat (Moana’s Mantra)
Jun 27, 2019 • 4 min
A very special VIP guest gives a memorable welcome right before Coach Sarah pulls a mantra from a moment in Moana most of us probably missed. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
6/27/19: You Did Not Fail (A Mantra for Parenting Eating Disorder Recovery)
Jun 27, 2019 • 12 min
A trickle of mantra requests for parenting through eating disorder recovery has turned into a flood in recent weeks. In part 1 of this series, Coach MK addresses the parents who have realized in therapy that some of their child’s disordered behavior…
Fitness Protection: Now on iTunes!
Jun 25, 2019 • 0 min
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fitness-protection-the-podcast/id1469648943 Hello listeners! If you’ve been enjoying the Fitness Protection Podcasts posted recently in this feed, you can now subscribe in itunes! Yay! Link in the shownotes. When you…
6/25/19: It’s Beautiful
Jun 24, 2019 • 8 min
A listener writes in to ask for a mantra about moving on from a lifelong dream. Coach Sarah laments how we prefer to cheerlead people down the wrong path than accept ‘quitting’, ever, then gives advice on grieving… and moving on. —- This episode is…
6/23/19: Not Today, Satan
Jun 24, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK discusses the gigantic, pressurized can of whoop ass she is building. 🔥 After accidentally posting RJ’s ‘what to do in a fire’ podcast segment, we decided to let him handle the mantra cold open during our vacation. Enjoy! 🔥 —- This episode is…
Mammograms, Pelvic Exams and other Scary Things.
Jun 22, 2019 • 36 min
now available in iTunes!!! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fitness-protection-the-podcast/id1469648943 Coach MK and Coach Sarah of The Fitness Protection Program sit down to discuss Coach MK’s cancer scare and explain why it isn’t quite over yet. We…
6/21/19: Tenacious AF
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
The space between where you are and where you want to be can be vast at times. Coach Sarah reminds us that waiting is never easy but anyone who can do it is Tenacious as f*uck. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
6/20/19: Take the Selfie.
Jun 19, 2019 • 10 min
Waiting for a potentially terrifying news, Coach MK realizes her only regrets in life are the people she didn’t tell to f*ck off sooner and the selfies she didn’t take. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
#AskAway with Coach MK and Coach Sarah, 6/16/19
Jun 18, 2019 • 73 min
Now on iTunes! www.fitnessprotection.com Coach MK and Coach Sarah stream live Q&A sessions each week on the Fitness Protection Program Facebook Page, The FPP YouTube Channel, and Twitch, simultaneously. Join us! They are a lot of fun and super…
6/18/19: unsubscribe.
Jun 17, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah delivers a powerful mantra about cutting the little ties that bind you to dreams you’ve outgrown. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Be The Change
Jun 16, 2019 • 6 min
Misasha Suzuki Graham of the Dear White Women Podcast (new episodes drop each Wednesday on iTunes) takes over the mantrapod today, bringing us a mantra about the small steps we can take that can add up to big changes. Check out their website and join…
Dear White Women
Jun 15, 2019 • 1 min
I am obsessed with Still Processing, the NYT podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. If you’ve felt a little lost during their summer hiatus, I have the solution: Dear White Women, a comfortable space for uncomfortable conversations about race,…
6/14/19: Express Yourself
Jun 13, 2019 • 8 min
Coach Sarah breathes a fire mantra about responding to expectations expressed in a passive-aggressive manner. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
6/13/19: F*ck the Plan
Jun 12, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK reads from The Daily Stoic, then encourages all of her listeners to try to shift their focus when the path forward is not clear. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
The Fitness Protection Podcast: Here is What WE Do.
Jun 12, 2019 • 84 min
Coach MK and Coach Sarah kick off the Fitness Protection Podcast talking about running, parenting and life. They also discuss fall races, the release of the ten week marathon ramps, the upcoming Runner, Interrupted Beta, and everything else you need to…
6/12/19: I Ain’t Got Time For THAT
Jun 11, 2019 • 7 min
As the world waits for Gabe to draw her final breath, Coach MK ponders what we are doing with the time WE have left. #bravelikeGabe #mybravestory #chipinchallenge —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
6/11/19: Back Up.
Jun 10, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah hits us with a mantra about assumptions, narratives, and how little it takes to erase a person’s experience. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
The Fitness Protection Podcast: #AskAway 6/9/19
Jun 10, 2019 • 113 min
Coach MK streams live Q&A sessions each week on the Fitness Protection Program Facebook Page, The FPP YouTube Channel, and Twitch, simultaneously. Join us! They are a lot of fun and super informative, and anyone may ask follow-up questions during the live…
6/10/19: Later is Now (Gabe Grunewald Mantra)
Jun 9, 2019 • 6 min
A mantra Coach MK originally write to announce the launch of fall training season morphs into something different as we learn that Gabe Grunewald has been moved to palliative Care. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
6/7/19: Accept The Mystery
Jun 6, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah Hits us with a mantra from A Serious Man (2009, the Cohen Brothers) to bring us a mantra about managing discomfort in those moments when your path forward isn’t clear and your anxiety mounts. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
6/06/19: That’s a HARD No.
Jun 5, 2019 • 11 min
On Global Running Day, an apologetic confession from Coach Sarah got Coach MK thinking how ‘sorry’ might be the hardest word for MEN to say, not women….and why. Transcript available here: https://www.coachedandloved.com/blog/6-6-19-that-s-a-hard-no —-…
The Fitness Protection Podcast (Sneak Peek!)
Jun 3, 2019 • 80 min
After an announcement from Coach MK, you can enjoy the audio from the #AskAway livestream on Sunday, June 2nd. The coaches of the Fitness Protection Program stream live Q&A sessions each week on the FPP Facebook Page, The FPP YouTube Channel, and Twitch,…
6/4/19: Thank You for the Opportunity!!! (The Dear Prudence Mantra)
Jun 3, 2019 • 7 min
In a world that continually challenges us to seize, and earn, EVERY opportunity…Coach Sarah is here to tell the overachievers amongst us to approach opportunities differently. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
6/3/19: Thank You…and Good Bye.
Jun 2, 2019 • 12 min
As HRH The Baby Violet gets ready for her first day of preschool tomorrow, Coach MK thinks about forging new, less intense, relationships with familiar places, and finds all of the strength she needs to say good bye with gratitude after hearing a new…
5/31/19: RUN AWAY!!!!
May 30, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah gives amazing advice we should all remember the moment we realize we are in a battle we can’t win. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
5/30/19: Tweet Tweet Motherf*ucker.
May 29, 2019 • 10 min
There’s no escaping it: Women are REALLY annoying. So Coach MK came up with a totally safe for work mantra women can use in the office when our presence is annoying other people, inspired by THE most annoying woman she has ever encountered. (Her name…
5/29/19: I’m STARVING
May 28, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK is totally burned out, and shares the mantra that is getting her through it. The burnout tells us NOTHING about her, and everything about everything else. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
5/28/19: THIS IS IT.
May 27, 2019 • 11 min
Grab a box of tissues, Coach Sarah brings a powerful, emotionally charged mantra for the listeners who have asked about dealing with ongoing grief…by telling us about the special connection between her dear departed mother and styrofoam cups. In the…
5/24/19: All I Need
May 23, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah uses a scene from The Jerk to reflect on her miscarriage and discover that what we need isn’t what we reach for, first. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
5/23/19: Not For Long
May 23, 2019 • 6 min
Hiding in her bathroom (because every other room is full) with no notes to work from (because they are in her office next to her mother and sleeping little people), Coach MK draws on the wisdom of Hootie (aka Darius Rucker) and reminds us that all crappy…
5/21/19: Oh, HEY!
May 20, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah brings us a mantra inspired by our ultrarunners at Three Days at the Fair this weekend! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
5/17/19: I Speak for Me. (A mantra for weight)
May 17, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah comes at us with a mantra about BMI and weight inspired by Lindy West. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
5/15/19: Make it SPARKLE!
May 14, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK has a mantra for problems with no solution, inspired by he single most ineffective manager she has ever worked for. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
5/14/19: And….ACTION!
May 13, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah has a mantra for new parents who are questioning their feelings, and their sanity!, when they are in ‘the weeds’ so to speak. Love is action, and if you are moving, then you are KILLING IT. If your feelings are those of depression or you are…
5/13/19: Not Broken
May 12, 2019 • 5 min
Coach MK defines resilience and reminds us it doesn’t always look like standing up and fighting. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
5/10/19: Tapa Tapa
May 9, 2019 • 7 min
Coach Sarah tells a fun childhood story to give us a mantra for those days when the sh#t seemingly has no end. If you are in Denver s s are gearing up for lockout Day 3…well, tapa tapa you guys. Stay safe. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
5/8/19: Maybe You’re Magic
May 7, 2019 • 9 min
Coach MK reflects on a lifetime of speech impediments and shame, and how a really great day recording a podcast with a really cool guy is helping her turn those thoughts around. Btw if you don’t yet subscribe to DizRuns, do that!!! http://www.dizruns.com/…
5/7/19: Say Underwear!!!
May 6, 2019 • 8 min
Coach Sarah delivers a hilarious and heart warming mantra from her daughter, Ros! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
5/6/19: That’s It? (The DNS Mantra)
May 6, 2019 • 11 min
A listener writes in and asks how she can teach her daughter about excellence when she decides to DNS a race, so Coach MK redefines excellence for this strong, brave, badass mother runner. By the way, (Re)Build is open for registration over at…
5/3/19: I Can Wait. (The Graduation Mantra)
May 2, 2019 • 10 min
Coach Sarah addresses the Class of 2019 and reminds them that they are more than the media’s hot takes on a recent admission scandal, more than the sum of their first second and even third jobs out of college, and more than the number of pivots they make…
5/2/19: Haters Gonna Hate (The Caster Semenya episode)
May 1, 2019 • 9 min
Coach MK wonders if the things we point to are actually the source of inequalities….or if they are just the things we feel safe pointing to. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
5/1/19: Option B (unexpected death of a friend)
Apr 30, 2019 • 6 min
A listener, and fellow Wharton graduate, requested a mantra to help her and her girlfriends as they prepare for the funeral of a lifelong friend tomorrow. Coach MK, to her own surprise, finds herself recommending wisdom from an unexpected place. —- This…
4/30/19: NOT TODAY (The Game of Thrones Arya Stark Mantra)
Apr 29, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Sarah delivers a POWERFUL mantra based off of last night’s Game of Thrones episode. No spoilers, we promise! But we CAN promise that Mantain is OPEN and ready to go at www.fitnessprotection.com Go check it out! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
4/29/19: I’m So MOTIVATED!!!
Apr 28, 2019 • 2 min
Today, rubber meets the road at www.fitnessprotection.com and Coach MK is scared, you guys. So we thought we’d borrow a phrase from Marine drill instructors to get us through today. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Special Announcement from Coach Sarah and Coach MK
Apr 28, 2019 • 2 min
Head over to www.fitnessprotection.com! Maintain is OPEN! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
4/26/19: It’s Open/ F*UCK THIS. (The cancer double header episode)
Apr 26, 2019 • 17 min
A listener wrote in to tell us that one of our own has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today’s mantra is a double header: Coach Sarah starts off with a mantra for the friends of the diagnosed, then Coach MK speaks directly to the runner whose summer is…
4/25/19: GOD, This Hurts.
Apr 24, 2019 • 7 min
A listener writes in, asking for a mantra for losing a best friend. Coach MK draws on the wisdom of Andy Puddicombe, the founder of Headspace, to drive today’s mantra home. You’ll know you’re on the other side when you can think of your best friend and…
4/23/19: No. Such. Thing.
Apr 22, 2019 • 10 min
Coach Sarah uses the recent chatter about charity runners at the Boston Marathon, and a line from Peter Sagal’s book, to explore the anger she feels about the shade we throw on work that is somehow deemed “lesser”. (If you think Fundraising is easy, Coach…
4/22/19: Less
Apr 22, 2019 • 4 min
We are surrounded with pressure for MOARRRRRRRRR: do more, be more, get more! It’s exhausting. Coach MK plans to respond to all that pressure by doing less. After all, she is not a robot and neither are you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
4/19/19: Multitudes, Motherf*ucker
Apr 18, 2019 • 4 min
Coach Sarah draws on the wisdom of Walt Whitman to deliver a poetically profane mantra to get her through those moments when her ‘real self’ slips through the work mask. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4/18/19: Right Here (anniversary of Columbine)
Apr 18, 2019 • 5 min
A massive manhunt in the Denver area left 500,000 Colorado students at home with very stressed out parents today. In an era of lockouts and lockdown drills, it’s easy for talk of scary mental illnesses and double pump firearms to mask the narrative of a…
4/17/19: Here You Go (Wolfpack and the Call to Action)
Apr 17, 2019 • 7 min
Reading Abby Wambach’s new book Wolfpack, Coach MK reflects on 2004, her Year of Living Generously, and realizes the difference between a leader and a loser is generosity, —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4/16/19: Underestimate Me.
Apr 15, 2019 • 9 min
It can hurt to be overlooked or discounted. It can hurt a LOT. Coach Sarah shows us how to channel that anger into fierce determination with two simple words. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4/15/19: Let’s GO!
Apr 14, 2019 • 5 min
It’s Boston Marathon Monday!!!! Weather forecast has been spooking some runners, so Coach MK sets everyone straight by reminding them they don’t have to do this, so if they choose to do it anyway, stop worrying and just GO! —- This episode is sponsored by…
4/13/19: Imma Keep This One #reclaimingmyf*ucks
Apr 13, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK reminds us that fucks are a precious energy source and must be conserved, then gives directions on how to go about #reclaimingmyfucks. Save them for the right people, for the special people who deserve them. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
4/12/19: I Am LOVED
Apr 11, 2019 • 8 min
Facing down a really tough day, Coach MK gets a surprise from Google Photos and suddenly has a lot more to say than she expected. This #fierceFriday we take you back to where it all began, the original mantras Coach MK concocted in therapy. If she can go…
4/11/19: Put It Away
Apr 10, 2019 • 8 min
Coach Sarah of www.fitnessprotection.com tells us how to manage your emotional energy during that difficult period when you are waiting….and waiting…and WAITING. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4/10/19: Be Good
Apr 9, 2019 • 9 min
With a snowstorm bearing down on Denver and a new company ready to launch, Coach MK reflects on her incredible second career and how she is actually continuing the work that her mother, a public school teacher, started.…
4/9/19: Yeah, I Did That
Apr 8, 2019 • 10 min
Coach Sarah of www.fitnessprotection.com takes over the mantrapod today, encouraging everyone to OWN their wins at every opportunity, especially when speaking to super-athletic family members. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
4/8/19: It’s in the BARN!
Apr 8, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK gives Boston-bound runners a reminder of what NOT to do this week, and then advises everyone else to storm into this week with zero f*ucks and make it their taper, too. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
4/4/19: Where there’s Life, There’s Hope (a mantra for a suicidal child)
Apr 3, 2019 • 10 min
A mother called Coach MK in the wake of her tween’s suicide attempt, looking for assurance that everything would be okay. Coach MK tries to wrap her heart around this incredible mother as the fight of her life begins, and reminds Her that as long as her…
4/3/19: Take Two
Apr 2, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK talks about the work she did during her ‘red hair phase’- psychotherapy. She isn’t a therapist and doesn’t pretend to be, but her coaching style of reframing narratives is directly derived from her time in psychotherapy and she encourages you to…
4/2/19: That Way!
Apr 2, 2019 • 6 min
Coach MK uses the unparalleled wisdom of Dolly Parton to encourage everyone to disengage from pointless, energy-draining exchanges of one-upmanship. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
4/1/19: Lets DO it!
Apr 1, 2019 • 3 min
It April Fools and #motivationmonday all at once! Enjoy this short, sweet mantra as you dive headlong into your week! LETS DO IT! Then head over to www.fitnessprotection.com and see what Coach MK is cooking up! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
3/29/19: Heigh-Ho, Motherf*ucker!
Mar 29, 2019 • 9 min
A listener sent Coach MK a baby announcement…with a written mantra request on the back! Totally amazing! We happened to read this request a few minutes after discovering that my most popular mantras all have “motherf*ucker” in the title. So, here you go,…
3/28/19: I Got You
Mar 27, 2019 • 6 min
It’s #throwItOutThereThursday and Coach MK highlights how her neighborhood reacted to her assisting her new friend Yoanna, and throws out a radical idea: if Yoanna comes back with friends, we will have a bbq till the neighbors call the cops. It will be…
3/27/19: I Got More
Mar 27, 2019 • 7 min
It’s #wildcardwednesday and Coach MK has a doozy of a story that will hopefully encourage you to stop wasting your excess time money and energy on people in your life who don’t deserve you and start giving to people in your neighborhood who will actually…
3/26/19: My Story Is GOOD
Mar 26, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK was reminded of an amazing Ted Talk about the narrative choices we constantly make, from describing our day to explaining why we don’t swim. The story matters less than the way you tell it, and Coach MK draws on her years of therapy to offer a…
3/25/19: Anchors Away!
Mar 24, 2019 • 5 min
As Coach MK gets pumped about her new venture, she encourages everyone to look inside themselves and ask, “what would you do if you weren’t scared?” Then “what would it take to start?” And get EXCITED about something today rather than bogged down with…
3/22/19: I’m NEVER Out of Options. #FierceFridays #oliviapope
Mar 22, 2019 • 5 min
For our first #FierceFriday on the mantrapod, Coach MK reminds us that we have more power than we think we do, and encourages us to tap into that power. Olivia Pope only plays games she can win, why would we choose to stay in one if we know winning isn’t…
3/21/19: It Is ON!
Mar 20, 2019 • 5 min
A listener writes in for a mantra to motivate her through her hip workouts, and Coach Mk delivers the only way she knows how…with fierce vengeance and furious anger. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
3/20/19: It’s Handled
Mar 19, 2019 • 9 min
A listener and fellow special needs mom wrote to Coach MK back in December to ask for a Mantra while she manages all of the therapies her son will be starting this month against the backdrop of an unsupportive family and training for the Disney Marathon…
3/19/19: Here It Is.
Mar 19, 2019 • 5 min
We have been conditioned to give the right answer instead of the true answer, and Coach MK reminds us that the secrets we create in those moments are ones you are too beautiful to keep. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
3/18/19: That’s AWESOME!
Mar 17, 2019 • 5 min
Drawing wisdom from the book ‘Brave Enough’ by Cheryl Strayed, Coach MK reminds us that the best we can do at any given moment may vary wildly, but that’s all we have to do. Good enough us AWESOME, and so are you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
3/15/19: Imma Sleep
Mar 15, 2019 • 6 min
Totally sleep deprived and google-eyed, Coach MK advises everyone to unplug anything they need to for a few hours in order to catch up on rest….including the baby monitor. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
3/14/2019: Walking Away
Mar 14, 2019 • 6 min
Happiness is fleeting, it isn’t an emotion we were meant to feel 24/7. In those moments you have to endure, Coach MK encourages you to mentally or physically walk away from the moment and into a moment of voorpret. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
3/12/19: ITS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!
Mar 12, 2019 • 6 min
Coach MK talks about a Dutch concept of voorpret and how she uses it to get through crappy periods…like the past 5+ months of sleepless nights with a teething baby and a household beset with both Influenza A and B. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
3/11/2011: I Am the Citgo Sign
Mar 11, 2019 • 8 min
Special guest host Sarah Axelrod from the blog Slow Twitch Prose wrote today’s Mantra, using a famous Boston landmark to remind you that perspective is everything and if you can’t see your own luminosity you just need a better angle.…
3/8/19: Tell Me More (International Women’s Day)
Mar 8, 2019 • 8 min
Today is International Women’s Day, and while it’s tempting to quote inspirational figures like Malala Yousafzai and marvel at how far women have to go in other countries, CoachMK thinks about all the things she has to ask her husband to to because his…
3/7/19: It’s Beautiful!!!!
Mar 6, 2019 • 4 min
Sometimes, you gotta BE your own rainbow..but Coach MK advises against performing the Care Bear Stare in public. Instead, try this mantra! Practice a few times in front of a mirror to get the facial expression just right. Rainbows are everywhere,…
3/6/19: F*ck Happy
Mar 5, 2019 • 8 min
Congratulations on surviving the first day of Mercury in Retrograde! Only 22 more to go! If you are miserable right now, Coach MK has a novel idea for you: we aren’t meant to be happy all the time. You are ok. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
3/5/19: I’m the Boss, Applesauce.
Mar 4, 2019 • 3 min
Mercury just entered retrograde and will be there until March 28. It’s gonna be a LONG MONTH!!!! In those moments when it feels like life has you by the short and curlies, rather than feeling helpless, channel your inner Judge Judy with today’s Mantra! —-…
2/28/19: I AM READY
Feb 27, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK responds to a listener request: a mom asks for a mantra to manage uncertainty as she enters the IEP (individualized education plan) process as well as fallout from recent medical diagnoses that likely stem from her child’s Celiac disease. Coach…
2/27/19: THATs some sh*t. (Guest host RunningFatChef)
Feb 26, 2019 • 11 min
Latoya Shauntay Snell, aka runningfatchef, breaks down imposter syndrome and social media. Every day isn’t necessarily f*cking awesome, and those imperfections are actually what make us perfect. Even body positivity activists get the blues, and you will…
2/26/19: Break the Roof!! (The Lady Gaga episode)
Feb 26, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK is still spitting nails after hearing Michael Strahan praise Lady Gaga for ‘toning it down’ for the Oscars. Where has he been? She’s been stripping down her look and sound slowly since 2011 and we don’t notice till Bradley Cooper shows up with a…
2/25/19: ITS A CALLOUS (guest host LaToya Shauntay Snell)
Feb 25, 2019 • 11 min
LaTOYA Shauntay Snell, aka Fat Running Chef, takes over the podcast today to remind us that thick skin is a callous and HELL NO you don’t need it! ***** if you love her work as much as I do, please support her upcoming trip to Tokyo!…
2/22/19: Same Elephant
Feb 23, 2019 • 8 min
A listener asks for a mantra to keep her grounded in the coming weeks between the anniversary of her alcoholic father’s death, his birthday, and Father’s Day. This one has nothing to do with running…but can have everything to do with the feelings of…
2/21/19: OK!
Feb 22, 2019 • 5 min
Coach MK concludes #poetryslam week with closing thoughts on the self-love poem we’ve been building all week. Sure, it’s hard not getting your first choice. But it doesn’t have to SUCK. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
2/21/19: SQUATS!!
Feb 21, 2019 • 5 min
Day 4 of the self-love poetry challenge takes it all to a new, esoteric level as Coach MK tells us to think of the ups and downs of life as squats and reminds us that ‘our people’ are the ones who hear waves crashing around us and decide to have a dance…
2/20/19: SOLID!
Feb 19, 2019 • 7 min
Day 3 of self love- do your elbows bend? Yay! They work! How about your will? No? SOLID!!! We are going to take a minute to celebrate a few simple bodily functions and remember that complex movements are comprised of simple ones. There are parts of you…
2/19/19: YESIDOO!!
Feb 19, 2019 • 7 min
On Day 2 of our journey towards self-love, Coach MK builds on yesterday’s momentum by pointing out two more body parts that likely function in ways that can work for you and encourages you to appreciate them. Point out their function, and follow up with a…
2/17/19: Hello Hellyeah!!!
Feb 17, 2019 • 8 min
It’s easy to look st your body and see things you don’t like, when is the last time you looked in the mirror and celebrated the things that DO work? Coach MK plans to spend this week helping us focus on what we can do, and these body parts that help us do…
2/15/19: I’m Magic!!!
Feb 15, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK kicks off a 6-days series into self-love by explaining where the roots of self-love lie before detailing how you cultivate that emotion all around you…it’s a special kind of magic, just like you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
2/14/19: Yes, Again
Feb 14, 2019 • 6 min
It’s Valentine’s Day! Coach MK talks about her live of two of the most boring things imaginable: her favorite run route and her husband and why she will take consistency and familiarity over surprises and intensity EVERY day. —- This episode is sponsored…
2/13/19: I can’t go back to prison.
Feb 13, 2019 • 3 min
Day 3 of the Denver Teacher Strike and everyone is tired and frustrated and angry. The district has overplayed their hand and hasn’t been listening very well. Coach MK reminds the teachers to stay calm as much as possible; we see through DPS’ antics. That…
2/12/19: Show Me.
Feb 12, 2019 • 4 min
As Day 2 of the Denver Public Schools Classroom Teachers’ Association strike begins, Coach MK challenges everyone to stop talking about supporting teachers and start showing up for them, and challenges Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova…
2/11/19: WORTH IT.
Feb 10, 2019 • 6 min
On the eve of the first teacher’s strike in Denver in 25 years, Coach MK makes her position clear: DPS is a bunch of irresponsible fukwits. She also gives teachers a mantra to chant in their hearts to keep their minds focused during this pathetic display…
2/9/19: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!
Feb 8, 2019 • 7 min
Today’s SUPER ENERGETIC!!!!! mantra is lifted directly from The LEGO Movie…which opened TODAY, the very day Coach MK’s Unicorn Crew heads to the Rocky Raccoon 50k and 50-mile races in Huntsville, TX…which is near a federal penitentiary. None of this is…
2/8/19: Ooooh-ah!
Feb 8, 2019 • 10 min
We are going DIRECTLY to Shakespeare over here on the mantrapod! Because some situations warrant animal noises. Coach MK’s cardinal rule is yo focus on what you CAN do, and today she helps apply it to three situations: pre-race jitters for her Rocky…
2/7/19: Ain’t No Dinosaurs Here!
Feb 6, 2019 • 10 min
Coach MK reminds everyone to vote for girls and women in sports with their pocketbooks and eyeballs before addressing her BADASS athletes heading down to Texas for the Rocky Raccoon 50k and 50 mile ultramarathons this weekend. #NGWSD #leadherforward —-…
2/6/19: You Nailed It!
Feb 6, 2019 • 7 min
Kung Hei Fa Tsoi! On day two of our 14-day positivity streak to ring in the Year of the Pig, special guest host Sarah Axelrod tells us about the kindest words she never heard and the best gift you can give someone who is overwhelmed. Coach MK was blown…
2/5/19: Gungxi Fa Tsoi!! (lunar New Year)
Feb 4, 2019 • 7 min
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!!! Coach MK is READY for the prosperity the new year will bring and cannot wait to share her excitement with you! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
2/4/19: Thank you
Feb 3, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK is trying to manage her anxiety as she waits a number of events that will impact her kids and are completely out of her control. She reminds us all that every moment is a gift, and tells us how to use that gift constructively. —- This episode is…
2/2/19: DOIN’ IT!!
Feb 1, 2019 • 5 min
In this short-but-sweet episode, Coach MK reminds us that the process is sloooooow, whether we are discussing training or rehab or recovery…but quitting isn’t going to speed it up. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
2/1/19: Your Poor As$!
Feb 1, 2019 • 4 min
After a scary encounter with a careless driver, a friend of Coach MK is in need of a snappy comeback to reclaim her power. All you have to do is smile and repeat one of the three multi-use phrases from this podcast and you win! —- This episode is…
1/31/19: WHAAAT? OK!
Jan 30, 2019 • 7 min
A listener asks Coach MK for advice on building a bridge to some toxic co-workers, and Coach advises her to trick them into setting that bridge on fire by channeling the wisdom of the one and only Lil Jon. NOTE: Coach misspoke in this episode, Lil Jon’s…
1/30/29: I Am In Training
Jan 30, 2019 • 15 min
Today’s Mantra is a response to a listener, who on the eve of celebrating a year of sobriety is also facing a surgeon’s recommendation to give up running. Coach MK reminds her that her story is arc-ing, it is far from finished, that she is just doing what…
1/29/19: I’m Human
Jan 28, 2019 • 11 min
Coach MK follows up on a phone call with an old friend today, reading a passage from Ask Polly about the exquisite pain of being human and the f*cked-up stories shame will tell us about ourselves. Your shame is a liar, too, friend. You are more valuable…
1/28/19: All Right Y’all
Jan 27, 2019 • 5 min
It’s MONDAY! Yay! Are you ready to adult? If the answer is no, Coach MK is here to remind you that it’s okay to not be okay, the pressure you feel is real, and 2016 Britney Spears is proof positive that you can survive damn near anything you day throws at…
1/26/19: I NEED NEW FRIENDS!!!
Jan 26, 2019 • 4 min
In this special Arches Ultra Race edition of the mantrapod, Coach MK reminds The Terrible Choice Crew to focus on what binds them together is trust. Blind trust. Illogical levels of trust…and it always pays off. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
1/25/19: I Chose THIS
Jan 24, 2019 • 6 min
Coach MK (literally) hides under the bed to record this podcast because allll her kids are in her bed tonight. She is headed to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah tomorrow to support one of her two small, tight, and very close knit groups of clients…who…
1/24/19: I. DO. EPIC. SHIT!!!!!
Jan 23, 2019 • 7 min
Coach MK responds to a listener that is feeling a little underprepared and overwhelmed for an upcoming race. Coach MK reminds her that ‘not totally overprepared’ is hardly tantamount to ‘underprepared’ and that she is badass AF for having a YOLO hobby…
1/23/19: I’m Safe
Jan 23, 2019 • 10 min
A listener writes in, wanting a mantra to help her manage her tendency to self-sabotage. Coach MK reminds her there is NOTHING about her that needs changing, that mistakes aren’t tantamount to sabotage and don’t give her reason to quit. —- This episode is…
1/22/19: Not Your Toilet
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
A listener writes in to ask for a mantra to manage her emotional response to a neighbor’s misplaced anger. Coach MK reminds her that she is not a toilet, this woman can take her sh*t elsewhere. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
1/21/19: What Just HAPPENED???
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
Coach MK’s client DJ Polmateer FINALLY got the PR he earned last year. It was indeed a DJ Day in Houston, and we are all in shock….kinda like the participants in the new Fyre Festival documentaries. Deep thoughts on MLK will come tomorrow, today is…
1/19/19: It’s You
Jan 19, 2019 • 9 min
You aren’t crazy. Coach MK knows you are a product of your environment, and wants to make sure you never forget who the real problem is (spoiler alert: it’s not you, she is feeding you lines). —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
1/18/19: MINE, BITCH!!!!
Jan 17, 2019 • 16 min
A listener wrote in to ask for a mantra for navigating the continuous interactions she has to manage sharing custody of her son with her toxic ex. Coach MK asks if all that contact is really necessary, and advises her to Pivot, Smile, GET THE F*CK OUT…
1/17/19: NONE, MOTHERF¥CKER!!
Jan 16, 2019 • 8 min
Coach MK is SUPER EXCITED to respond to a listener who wrote in last night, reminding her that everyone has toxic traits and maybe she should reconsider her stance on ghosting people. Coach MK responds exactly as you would expect: respectfully, firmly,…
1/16/19: I’m terrible.
Jan 15, 2019 • 8 min
Due to overwhelming response to yesterday’s mantra, Coach MK digs a little deeper into the dynamics of dealing with toxic behavior patterns in a professional setting and delineates toxic behavior patterns in a personal setting. Cutting people’s access to…
1/15/19: Hello, Angel!
Jan 14, 2019 • 6 min
A listener asked for a mantra to manage a serious case of imposter syndrome. Coach MK tells her to (re)direct her energies away from the naysayers she will never sway and towards the angels who have always been on her side. —- This episode is sponsored by…
1/14/19: TEN YEARS?!?!?
Jan 14, 2019 • 9 min
Laid up with a stomach virus, Coach MK and Mr. MK have spent most of the day scrolling through their Facebook feeds, enjoying the #tenyearchallenge. (Check hers out at www.facebook,com/brooksmk). Today’s mantra was inspired by the stark realization that…
1/12/19: Bless It
Jan 12, 2019 • 14 min
Coach MK addresses a 20-year old listener going through an unexpected breakup. Today’s mantra is more like a prayer, a hope that this bumpy road we travel on is as blessed as we’ve been promised by the All Mighty Rascal Flatts. If Coach MK can get through…
1/11/19: WHAAAT?
Jan 10, 2019 • 6 min
Coach MK tells you a fun story about her struggle to remember the Japanese word for ‘map’, and challenges you to see if maybe you are making any totally unavoidable mistakes in your own life right now. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
1/10/19: Mmmhmmm.
Jan 9, 2019 • 7 min
Discovering the concept of Tsundoku has unlocked many of Coach MK’s memories of her 4 years in Tokyo. Today, she talks about the distance between Honne (what a person believes) and tatamae (what a person does and says due to societal demands) and…
1/9/19: GOLD!
Jan 8, 2019 • 5 min
With no end to the shutdown in sight, Coach MK has another idea for all of her furloughed friends and clients. There is gold in this situation. Let’s find it. When you do, post a photo and tag @coachmkfleming or @morningmantrapod on Instagram or…
1/8/19: Good Morning, Good Gracious!
Jan 7, 2019 • 5 min
The government shutdown is impacting a LOT of Coach MK’s friends and clients. You’re going to learn another cool Japanese word for this situation as well as a rhyme you can use to greet absolutely EVERYONE between now and the date you receive your…
1/7/19: I am BIG in Japan!
Jan 7, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK had a secret shame until she discovered her shame was actually a revered character trait in Japan. ***Head over to www.facebook.com/coachedandloved and rsvp for her special tsundoku #hopepunk book club event next Sunday! —- This episode is…
1/5/19: YES I DID!!!
Jan 5, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK has a Mantra to cling to as we get through this last winter break weekend before we settle back into regular routines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
1/4/19: I’ll take it.
Jan 4, 2019 • 3 min
As the first week of 2019 draws to a close, Coach MK reminds us that better is fine and good enough is actually fantastic. Today’s mantra, applied to 99.9% of the things in your life, will free you up to chase excellence in the sliver that remains. —-…
1/3/19: Who you KIDDIN?!?!?!?
Jan 3, 2019 • 4 min
Coach MK wants to give you three words to get through the TOTAL DELUSION that is surrounding us all right now, whether you are wrangling kids at home on break or a spouse with a resolution list longer than your kids’ letters to Santa. —- This episode is…
1/2/19: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Jan 1, 2019 • 3 min
If your list of resolutions includes a bunch of things you plan to do differently at work, Coach MK has a suggestion that will help you enforce those resolutions….or find another job. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
12/29/18: WHY NOT??????
Dec 29, 2018 • 3 min
The Holiday is over but our kids are still home from school and hopped up on sugar. Coach MK has a mantra to help you manage any mounting frustration with all the “MOM!” requests. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
12/28/18: It’s My YEAR!!!
Dec 28, 2018 • 6 min
As we roar into Romjul day 3, Coach MK wants you to get PUMPED for all the awesomeness next year will bring, and gives you a phrase to up your confidence level by a metric ass ton. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
12/27/18: TOO RIGHT!!
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
As we prepare to celebrate the second day of Romjul, several folks are stumped trying to fill out their #romjulroar forms. Coach MK advises you to reflect on 2018 and remember er times people told you that you were too X, then lean alllllll the way into…
12/26/18: SAFE!
Dec 26, 2018 • 8 min
Today’s mantra is SAFE!! Because we survived holiday round 1. Now we have to brace ourselves for the lull between now and New Year, and Coach MK wants to fill that space with NOISE. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
12/24/18:Warned you!
Dec 24, 2018 • 5 min
Join Coach MK tomorrow in a Facebook Live where she talks you through navigating difficult conversations during holiday gatherings. www.facebook.com/coachedandloved —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12/22/18: I Am AH-MAY-ZING!!!
Dec 21, 2018 • 3 min
If you have houseguests arriving this weekend, Coach MK has a mantra for you that sounds way politer then, “you can get an AirBnB, bee-yotch!” —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
12/21/18: It Matters.
Dec 21, 2018 • 18 min
A listener requested a mantra to get her through incessant conversations about the recent bans of, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” A two-time sexual assault survivor, Coach MK breaks down the controversy and reminds her that emotions are rational responses and…
12/20/18: RECALCULATING!
Dec 20, 2018 • 12 min
A listener asks for a mantra to deal with grief, career inertia, and other closing doors. Coach MK reminds her to start with the question, “what do I have to work with?” And move forward from there. RECALCULATING is adulting at its finest, going with the…
12/19/18: Happily Ever AFTER!!!
Dec 19, 2018 • 10 min
A listener requested a mantra to get through a really nasty divorce and all the feelings of failure she is experiencing as she struggles with her kids and her weight. Coach MK reminds her that women were happy with The Rabbit for nearly a decade before…
12/18/18: OFFSIDE!!!!!
Dec 18, 2018 • 10 min
Healthy families have healthy boundaries, and you should not be afraid to create and enforce them (with the assistance of a therapist!). Coach MK advises the use of a soccer rule to enforce boundaries during extended family visits. She also advises…
12/17/18: FUKKIT!!!
Dec 17, 2018 • 2 min
Holiday stress getting to you? Coach MK has a strategy for that! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
12/15/2018: Bust It!
Dec 14, 2018 • 9 min
The mind replays what the heart won’t delete, so the holidays provide ample opportunity for the type of auto-looping that leads to depression. Coach MK wants you to bust right out of that auto loop and create the memories you deserve with people who love…
12/14/18: WOW.
Dec 13, 2018 • 10 min
A former financial analyst, Coach MK knows that numbers only tell part of the story- the rest lies in the qualitative analytics that bind any data set together. She illustrates this point by sharing a game she plays with her children….and with herself, in…
12/13/2018: HELLOOOO!
Dec 12, 2018 • 8 min
What if the universe as conspiring to bring you heaps of happiness? Coach MK challenges you to try out a pronoid state today. Start with morningmantrapod and brooksmk12 on Instagram, then move over to Coach MKs personal Facebook page. Pronoia is real, and…
12/12/2018: Onward
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
The girl in yesterday’s podcast won her order of protection today. So, what happens tomorrow? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
12/11/2018: WATCH ME.
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
The transition from victim to accuser is horrifying and no one really prepares you for it. Coach MK is giving one listener a mantra to get her through the final stage of that transition: testifying in court. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
12/10/2018: FOUND IT!!!!
Dec 9, 2018 • 4 min
Most people set SUPER high expectations for all things, and any deviation from the best case scenario renders the whole venture a total failure. Coach MK encourages you to flip that logic around and look for the YAY!…after letting out a velociraptor roar…
12/8/18: VELOCIRAPTOR!!!!!!!!!
Dec 8, 2018 • 2 min
Some Saturdays, we just don’t want to run. Be it lack of sun or crazy cold, we feel weaker in the winter. Coach MK has a suggestion to make you feel STRONG, —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
12/7/2018: Alpha T Positive
Dec 6, 2018 • 7 min
When a nuclear reaction is no longer controllable, its coefficient of radiation, or Alpha T, is positive. This holiday season, Coach MK has a message for her clients assisting victims of domestic violence…and any victim she may not yet be aware of who may…
12/5/2018: click
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
In a more muted episode, Coach MK reminds us to turn on our headlamps as we step out of out Timeout!! and back into an avalanche of shit. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
12/4/2018: OMAHA!!!!!
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
A listener asked for a mantra to help her focus on tasks she doesn’t want to perform. Coach MK reminds her that she adults like a BOSS then points to the infinite wisdom of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
12/3/18: Timeout!!
Dec 3, 2018 • 7 min
The definition of anxiety can be reductive, assuming a person is dwelling on small problems, making mountains out of molehills. What do you do when your problems are big, and the resulting anxiety can’t be smoothed away with “perspective”? —- This episode…
12/1/18: GRACIOUS AF
Dec 1, 2018 • 5 min
Competition isn’t categorically positive; the need to ‘win’ outside of defined situations is fueled by deep insecurity. The best way to disarm a narcissist is to be really gracious, GRACIOUS AF. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
11/30/18: MY TURN!!!!
Nov 29, 2018 • 4 min
We extend empathy and compassion to everyone around us, but rarely to ourselves. Instead of normalizing or excusing someone else’s butt headed behavior today, let’s try some self-empathy…or a new lipstick technique. Need a mantra? Facing a frustrating…
11/29/18: BURN, MOTHERF*$KER
Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min
Most of us have been conditioned against burning bridges; Coach MK offers you a different perspective. ***if you have mantra ideas or requests or want totally unprofessional help navigating a situation with a subversive chant, send details to…
11/28/18: You’re WELCOME!
Nov 28, 2018 • 3 min
Today, we are going to travel back to 1981, when a group of cartoon bears threatened to shoot lasers outta their bellies at everyone in a bad mood. HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE IRL?!?!? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
11/27/18: I Know This Game!
Nov 27, 2018 • 4 min
Drawing on the wisdom of T Bone Burnett and Justin Bobby, Coach MK reminds you that honesty is the best policy when dealing with a toxic person. They can’t handle the truth!! Recognize their game and refuse to play- there are no winners in the prisoner’s…
11/26/18: Gimme a Towel!
Nov 25, 2018 • 4 min
Here is an empowering command to kick start the countdown to year-end: *smile* GIMME A TOWEL! We will attack this mess called Monday morning, together, with a smile and a towel. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
11/25/18: I’m Certain Enough
Nov 25, 2018 • 6 min
Sad and nostalgic that my final training plan is for sale at www.trainlikeamother.club , I decided to stick my face in my happy place- Abby Wambauch’s Brain. I came out wondering what certainty really is. Spoiler alert: it’s less a loud, noticeable…
11/22/18: It’s Alright
Nov 22, 2018 • 4 min
Thanksgiving often becomes a performative should-do gratitude THROWDOWN that can leave us feeling empty. If you feel a little numb today, Coach MK wants you to have the mantra that helped her feel again. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
11/21/18: I Exhale Glory!
Nov 21, 2018 • 4 min
Whether you are spending the holidays alone and REALLY don’t want to talk about it, or are surrounded by relatives whether you like it or not, you may find solace in today’s mantra (Or at least a creative idea to scare your drunk Uncle away). —- This…
11/20/18: I am Flawsome!
Nov 19, 2018 • 4 min
Flaws make us awesome- they enhance us. They make us real. Don’t let anyone at your next family gathering reduce you to the wrong side of a “less-than” equation by pointing out a part of you they perceive as a flaw. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
11/19/18: Namaste, M*therf$cker
Nov 19, 2018 • 4 min
As the slide through the holidays begins, we are going to draw on an ancient greeting to remind ourselves of the humanity of everyone around us…even when we are reasonably certain we are dealing with soul-less demons. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
11/17/18: “Imma Be Virtuous”
Nov 16, 2018 • 6 min
As the California fires rage on, many affected folks are focusing on everyday worries like their upcoming race. And that is ok, your coach is HERE for you. Everything else may overwhelm, but when it comes to your running, your fitness and your sanity-…
11/16/18: THANK U!!!
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
Drawing inspiration from the fires raging in California (prayers for everyone affected), Coach MK reminds us of the sage words of The Hills’ Justin Bobby, that “truth and time tell all” and prepares you for that moment when you realize that person you…
11/15/18: Snip, Snip Ya’All!
Nov 15, 2018 • 4 min
When you set a boundary to protect yourself from a toxic person, it can be scary. You may doubt yourself- don’t. Limiting their ability to contact you may be the only way to preserve your sanity, because it’s hard to find a priest willing to perform an…
11/14/18: Imma YAAAY This to the Finish!
Nov 14, 2018 • 3 min
Sometimes we have to interact with toxic people. The best way to get through that encounter is with truly INSANE levels of enthusiasm, just YAAY it to the finish and RUN. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
11/13/18: My Gut is GREAT
Nov 13, 2018 • 5 min
Most of us have been taught to disregard our intuition, especially those of us with hormones, emotions, and vajayjays. I am here to remind you that hormones, emotions and vajayjays do not cripple brain function categorically and continually. Your gut is…
11/12/18: YEAH BUDDY!!!!!
Nov 12, 2018 • 5 min
Toxic people suck, which can make Mondays TERRIBLE. Unless you can find a way to make those interactions FUN. For you. It takes two to tango, and if you MUST tango at work with a toxic person, take the lead with todays’s mantra. —- This episode is…
11/11/18: Shine On, Woman!
Nov 10, 2018 • 4 min
This time of year, the slide towards Christmas, is supposed to be bright and shiny…but BOY it is stressful. As we slide towards the New Year, find a buddy to shine with, including your buddy in the mirror. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
11/10 I am FREEEEEEEEEE!
Nov 10, 2018 • 7 min
The freedom to say no in a gentle manner AND be heard, isn’t a privilege afforded everyone. Today, I tie a charm school lesson (yes, I went!!!) to my Japanese lessons to help you recognize moments you are not, in fact, free. —- This episode is sponsored…
11/9/18: HELL YEAH!!!
Nov 8, 2018 • 4 min
You can make any ordinary task extraordinary by saying, “HELL YEAH!” right before you start. I dare you to try! Add a little Morgan Freeman narration to the boring parts of your day! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
11/8/18: I Am LOVED
Nov 7, 2018 • 7 min
Having needs doesn’t make you needy, and EVERYONE needs to know they are loved. It’s a bedrock of our psyche, our sense of security. Return to this podcast anytime you don’t feel secure, because you are LOVED. Deeply, fiercely, ferociously loved. This…
11/5/18: I am SOOO GOOD!
Nov 4, 2018 • 4 min
The best story from the NYC Marathon is one you won’t hear on ESPN. Its the story of a runner who knew what she came for and celebrated when she got it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
11/3/18: I GOT this!
Nov 2, 2018 • 4 min
New York Marathon Special Edition!!! My three year old think she can fly, and is determined to prove it. If you are racing this weekend, toe the start line with the confidence of a three year old. You GOT this. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
11/2/18: I am FANTASTIC
Nov 2, 2018 • 3 min
There are two sides to every story…but that does NOT mean you were 50% responsible for any cruelty you have experienced. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11/1/18: I am NOT crazy
Oct 31, 2018 • 6 min
The most damaging type of emotional abuse is called invalidation, and we do it to each other all the time. It is common, but not at all normal. You aren’t crazy, but invalidation can make you feel crazy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
10/31: I Don’t have to Fail
Oct 30, 2018 • 7 min
What is failure? Is it really the opposite of winning? Can we have more than one winner? How many things have you avoided in order to avoid failure? Is failure really the worst thing? Coach MK wonders if high expectations really lead to better outcomes…
10/30/18: Imma live in the WannaDo
Oct 29, 2018 • 5 min
My least favorite word is “should”. Nothing positive comes from the shaming of the ShouldDo, so let’s swap it for the WannaDo, just for today. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
10/29: I Don’t Have to Do THIS
Oct 28, 2018 • 5 min
In elementary school civics, I learned that the most powerful action a sitting President has in his/her disposal, the one the Founders intended as a check and balance against the other branches of government, THE most powerful thing s/he can do…is the…
10/28/18: Hate Can Be Unlearned
Oct 28, 2018 • 5 min
I see variations on this theme everywhere: “Hate is learned and can be unlearned”, and I want to believe that is true. But we gotta start with the person in the mirror. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
10/24/18: I Am A Champion
Oct 21, 2018 • 2 min
Two quotes from Pat Head Summitt and one from her assistant coach Holly Warwick. www.patsummitt.org —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10/22/18: I Will Remain
Oct 21, 2018 • 2 min
Today’s mantra draws from Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message
Morning Mantra, 10/21/18
Oct 20, 2018 • 2 min
Today’s morning mantra: “Rest makes me unbreakable” #coachedandloved #coachmk —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachmk/message