Huffing and Puffin Newsletter

The Huffing and Puffin Newsletter is sent out every two weeks. Every issue contains links to stories about Running, Fitness, Inspiration, and anything else that catches my eye.

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2018 Past Issues

May 16: In this issue: Taking action, being a better person, and quieting the negative voice in your head

May 2: In this issue: Talking to yourself, swearing during a workout, and journaling your failures

April 18: In this issue: Taking action, pulling yourself out of a slump, and succeeding at anything

April 4: In this issue: Normalizing being unhealthy, feeling empty after accomplishing a goal, and keeping your mouth shut

March 21: In this issue: Toxic thinking, knowing your values, and why motivation is overrated

March 7: In this issue: Making negativity work, journal prompts for self-reliance, and not taking things personally

February 21: In this issue: Destroying toxic habits, destroying your fear of success, and lies you shouldn’t waste time on

February 7: In this issue: Mastering your to-do list, not pushing your own buttons, and asking the right questions

January 24: In this issue: Being interesting, being bored, and how to not regret 2018

January 10: In this issue: Finding patience, stopping overthinking, and how to make journaling a habit in 2018

2017 Past Issues

December 27: In this issue: Having an adventurous year, standing in your own power, and why running is trivial

December 13: In this issue: Cultivating gratitude, living your dreams, and how to not punch people in the face

November 29: In this issue: Preventing overwhelm, a new way to accomplish your goals, and getting over being judged

November 15: In this issue: Habits of success people, habits of successful introverts, and getting over the fears holding you back

November 1: In this issue: Self-talk, increasing your confidence, and toxic behaviors

October 18: In this issue: Being the best version of you, preventing regrets, and keeping people from holding you back

October 4: In this issue: Being bored, designing the life you want, and doing hard things

September 20: In this issue: Changing your narrative, being unstoppable, and how overthinkers can get stuff done

September 6: In this issue: Journaling, getting from here to there, and using failure

August 23: In this issue: Embracing your inner weirdo, getting unstuck, and figuring out what story you are telling yourself

August 9: In this issue: keeping your cool, staying in your comfort zone, and freeing yourself from fears

July 26: In this issue: Being persuasive, avoiding bad advice, and talking to yourself

July 12: In this issue: Small talk, motivation killers, and why should suck at something

June 28: In this issue: Unleashing creativity, creating luck, and surefire ways to make yourself miserable

June 14: In this issue: Being interesting, being social, and stepping out of your comfort zone

May 31: Being unstoppable, being passionate, and taking responsibility for your life

May 17: How to be lucky, when you should compare yourself to others, and 5 seconds to change your life

May 3: Breaking momentum, living your dream, and tiny ways to not feel hopeless

April 19: Spring cleaning your habits, not trying to impress others, and fundamental truths

April 5: Journaling, busting ruts, and not setting large goals

March 22: Embracing the suck, focusing on your own life, and rekindling your excitement for life

March 8: Making the year epic, getting rid of mental clutter and the downside of positive thinking

February 22: Doing the unthinkable, being motivated by your problems and tough truths

February 8: Appreciating the small things, overcoming fears, and having a ‘jar of awesome’

January 25: Productive laziness, brutal lessons for happiness and decluttering your soul 

January 11: Taking life lessons from the Spice Girls, replacing bad habits with good ones, and what you should say to yourself more often.

2016 Past Issues

October 19: Core work, being good enough to try, and not giving up.

October 5: Uplifting songs, how exercise shapes you, and Icelandic folk songs. 

November 2: Keeping perspective, adding adventure, and the value of being useful.

November 16: Bucket lists, irritation, and glow blue bike trails.

November 30: Being your own fan, letting go of ‘shoulds,’ and enjoying the little things.

December 14: Why you are amazing, helping others and why you should stop trying

December 28: Sparking motivation, push-up modifications and starting your much-delayed project