Archive for the 'active living' Category

Every fitness transformation has a story, and OCR visionary Joshua Fry's is as poetic as it is inspiring. Dealing with some dark obstacles, Joshua turned to exercise; obstacle fitn...

Strengthening your fitness motivation might mean making your routine more outdoorsy. This week, on location from the forest, Kelly discusses the biophilia hypothesis and its value ...

So you want a fitness routine you can maintain... but is your mindset hampering your motivation? This week, Dr. Kelly Doell redefines "success" in a way that might be the mental sh...

Fitness is FULL of numbers. But are they helping or harming your motivation? In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell discusses the pitfalls of today's measurement culture, including when ...

Time to call BS on yet another cultural trend. Today's "no excuse" culture won't help you in the long run. In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell deconstructs toxic "no excuse" messaging...

Working harder at old ways won't solve the commitment puzzle. To foil that pesky dropout pattern, something needs to change. That's where an underdeveloped skill, trying new things...

Every fitness journey starts with a first step. This week, Kelly interviews 3-time Boston qualifier (and run commuter) Jesse Blondin about the story behind her marriage to marathon...

The Exercise is Medicine movement may be accurate... but is it complete? This week I fill in the gaps about what prescriptive fitness is lacking to be an effective approach in the ...

Self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-acceptance... these ideas are all the rage. On this week's episode, Dr. Kelly Doell puts a twist on one that will make you much more prepare...

Every wonder about the legacy of a rigorous high performance culture on an elite athlete? Describing her journey as "fit to fat to fit", former Canadian World Cup medalist turned p...

Feeling like a slacker? This week, Dr. Kelly Doell somehow uses a lasagna metaphor to breakdown how our beliefs about discipline may be hurting the sustainability of our fitness ro...

66 days... 21 days... which is it? It's hard to know exactly how long it takes to establish a healthy habit, but does the number really matter? This week, Kelly says no. Applying a...

05 Disrupt the Rut

Ruts happen. In this short episode, Kelly preaches action with a simple mental exercise to get you back in the game. All it takes is an image and a plan. What will yours be? *** ...

In this episode, the last of the launch series called "The First Four", Dr. Kelly Doell gets back to basics by leaning on one of the most popular children's stories ever. The lesso...

Is it possible that we're TOO goal-oriented? In this episode, the third in HEA's kick-off series called "The First Four", Dr. Kelly Doell deconstructs the popular definition of fit...

In this episode, the second of the kick-off series "The First Four", Dr. Kelly Doell details the power of mindset and why it matters to the sustainability of your fitness routine. ...

It's a pattern we're all familiar with. We stumble along in our fitness journey, swinging between painstaking discipline to activities that don't fit us and the painful shame, regr...

About Happily Ever Active

In this welcome episode, Dr. Kelly Doell describes the mission of Happily Ever Active and what you can expect from future episodes. You can follow the show on Instagram or on Faceb...

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