love the outdoors

‘Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.’ -Khalil Gibran
I have been running for the past 14 years and I must admit that running is the most liberating feeling I have ever experienced (along with swimming). Running keeps me focused, motivated and happy. With running every life’s challenge or problem becomes easier…. with running, creativity starts flowing, and in my field of public relations, creativity is key. I am off to run shortly with my dearest Athalassa Park Runners, a group which never ceases to motivate me with their zest for life and love for running. Before I hit the park, I wanted to share with you something which a dear runner friend and mother of three tells me: ‘Some people choose to see a psychologist… Running is my shrink..’

for the love of running


About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

4 responses »

  1. Mahi you are so fit to inspire! How great you run with a club that inspires you! Running is definitely my shrink too and the time of the week great ideas come to me!

      • I’m not a runner!! Wish I were but Mahi mou you are indeed one of the most inspirational people that I ever met — and trust me I know a lot of people :). You are amazing! I gave mommy the amethyst that I had after I washed it and told her that you told me to to give it to her!! She took it and placed it by her side!!! Thank you for your little tips xxx

      • You may not be a runner but you are so many other wonderful things! More crystal healing tips are coming down your way and please tell your Mommy dearest that I will pay her a visit this week.

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