Category Archives: Coach’s Corner

More on a skilled life

Sitting in the wallows of self pity sometimes feels good-  for a moment anyway.  It’s nice to curl up and wrap the blanket around my whole body, snug, tight, compact and protected.  It’s soothing to lie still, to feel hurt, … Continue reading

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Living a skilled life

I was 17 when I took the job at the nursing home. I was living a lost life and the nursing aid job, sports and high school studies kept my head barely above water. My senior year I worked night … Continue reading

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overhearing conversations

Several months ago, I went to get food at one of my favorite Thai places, Bai Tong.  I always like to sit at the bar, whether I have an adult beverage or not.  It’s the place where the most conversation … Continue reading

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In the Below

4am the alarm jolts me up out of bed– but let’s be honest….the anxiety of oversleeping had me awake at 12:00……1:30…….2:15…….3:30………. Luggage, snow shoes, backpack….all a part of the essentials needed for this trip as we catch a Lyft to … Continue reading

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Environment

Who do you spend time with? How do they make you who you are? James Altucher calls this your ‘scene.’ As Jim Rohn put it, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As … Continue reading

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Failure

I learned how failure is essential for growth and confidence from my dog Frida. We were hiking in a heavily bouldered area.  Already a tough task for a human—-an even tougher task for a long bodied, short legged canine. We … Continue reading

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Meeting your edges

  Before enlightenment- Chop Wood- Carry Water After enlightenment- Chop Wood-Carry Water ZEN PROVERB There is no destination.  We don’t really get anywhere nor do we really fix anything.  We literally show up each day and experiment. Our experiments have all … Continue reading

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Fear

The most tiresome thing of being a coach is watching fighters hit that wall of fear and choose to walk away from it.  It’s heart wrenching to watch from the outside and see it so clear.  How do you convey … Continue reading

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My new mentor Stalking Wolf

When Stalking Wolf gave us a test, it was not a test in the sense that it could be graded.  It was a way of knowing what to work on next.  The importance of the test was not the results … Continue reading

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Empathy/Tolerance

Empathy does not mean tolerance. I think this is the difference between understanding and feeling sorry for someone.  When we are empathic, we have an understanding of another’s plight.  We can resonate or understand with where they are coming from. … Continue reading

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