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By Jared Rogers Jared Rogers is an Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington.
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    A Role Model

    April 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I stood at his bedside and could not say a word. Not one single word. I knew that if I attempted to speak I would break down and cry. It was all I could do just to remember to breathe. There were tubes interlaced all around his body and machines monitoring every possible vital sign. […]

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    Ice Cold Resilience

    March 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    It is said that your dog is most likely happier than you are. My family has an elderly beagle back home in Indiana, and chances are that as I write this amidst a busy work day – with programs to coordinate, classes to teach, clients to train, and offices to call – he is likely […]

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    A Relentless Pursuit

    February 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    “You may now approach the platform.” This command prompts a stone-faced athlete to nod in understanding as he steps towards the judge. He looks down and places his feet thoughtfully underneath the rusted cast iron bar loaded with three times his body weight. There is a tightness wound up in his chest, a laser-like focus […]

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    Warmth In The Darkest Nights

    December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Warmth is golden. A warm breeze gently kisses my cheek as I step out of the front door. I feel it first: it is comforting and inclusive. I smell it second: it smells fresh and dense. Next, I hear it. Warmth opens up silence internally, allowing a world of soothing sounds to be registered within […]

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    The Simplicity Of Well-Being

    December 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

    The Duke Center for Living at Fearrington recently wrapped up a very successful member competition entitled “The Fitness BINGO Challenge.” Members who participated attempted to complete a weekly BINGO playing card. Each box on the card contained a small task related to well-being, and if a member completed five boxes in a row they earned […]

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    Doing and Being

    November 1, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I had a friend in college who began dating a girl who smoked cigarettes. Before long, he himself picked up the habit. A group of us took a short road-trip one weekend, driving my car. We had established that there would be no cigarette smoking in the car, as I myself am not partial to […]

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    Metamorphosis

    September 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

    A friend recently told me about the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the time they hatch from an egg to the time they die is approximately eight weeks. Throughout this eight week lifespan the monarch lives a few weeks as a caterpillar feeding on silkweed, a week or so in a cocoon undergoing […]

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    Finding Your ‘Flow’

    September 3, 2013 at 5:39 am

    In his poem Desiderata, Max Ehrmann writes, “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

  • Slow Down.

    August 2, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I do not handle stressors as well as I should. There, I said it.