*Note: This article is penned by Nicole DeBoom
Kriste Peoples magically fell into my life when I was looking for local models for Skirt Sports. We’ve always worked hard to showcase real women from the community of all ages, sizes, ethnic diversity and more. From the first moment she smiled for the camera, it was obvious she was special.
Kriste has that glow. That magical glow that truly special people exude when they’re smiling (and even when they’re not smiling) – they light up the world from the inside out.
Kriste has been on the show before – Mile Repeat 7 from October 2018 – “Kriste Peoples Says YES.” Because that has always been her philosophy which you’ll hear more about today.
But what’s interesting is that she has also realized there are very important times to say no. Like when I reached out to her in June to talk about systemic racism in our country. She was so devastated by the events that had recently occurred that her answer at that time was… no.
This is so important to recognize because we do need to support those moments in our lives when we need to regroup, renourish our souls, find our new paths. I’m going through one right now myself.
Today Kriste has emerged stronger, with a deep emotional perspective on what is happening to our country. And she has also discovered some new tools to help find the calm within the storm – namely meditation. In fact she is launching her first ever guided meditation course called “Mindfulness: A Contemplative Intro to Awareness Meditation.” Check it out! It’s only $20 for 4 sessions starting November 16, 2020.
There are so many nuggets today that I decided to simply pull some quotes for you to simmer on and explore:
“I’m not in a sinkhole. I’m good.”
“It’s dangerous to walk this world in a black body.”
“Going outside of your comfort zone is going into the unknown.”
“Running is a moving meditation. It can offer some real restoration.”
“Trail running is my jam.”
“We can do hard things.”
“Meditation is a practice. It’s not a perfect.”
FINAL NUGGET “Celebrate yourself because every day is a new opportunity.”