It's not just about getting fit or looking good.

Exercise can give you courage, pleasure, and better friendships.

― from The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

Movement Quotes

Movement as Practice


The only way to know the truth of a movement is to do it on your own body.

Twyla Tharp

Nothing is more revealing than movement. The body says what words cannot. The body never lies.

 ―  Martha Graham 

We don't need correction.

We need connection. 

Liz Koch

Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.
― Steve Maraboli

Movement as Medicine


A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  

―   Paul Dudley White 


Whatever gets you moving and out of your head is good for you.

― Marty Rubin

Motion is lotion.

Sports Trainer, Heidi Dix

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states.
― Carol Welch 

Movement for Life


Exercise is optional.

Movement is essential.

Exercise is a modern invention.

Movement is ancient.

Movement was here first.

Movement is what the human body is designed for.

―  Ben Medder

Aging gracefully means

being flexible,

being open,

allowing change,

enjoying change,

and loving yourself.

 ―  Wendy Whelan

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. 

―  Albert Einstein


A Seedbed for the Growing To Come

"Harrowing" a poem by Parker J. Palmer

The plow has savaged this sweet field
Misshapen clods of earth kicked up

Rocks and twisted roots exposed to view
Last year’s growth demolished by the blade.

I have plowed my life this way
Turned over a whole history
Looking for the roots of what went wrong
Until my face is ravaged, furrowed, scarred.

Enough. The job is done.
Whatever’s been uprooted, let it be
Seedbed for the growing that’s to come.

I plowed to unearth last year’s reasons—

The farmer plows to plant a greening season.