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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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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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box on Andrew!

Sometimes I open up my computer with so much to say and no words will come out.  They are stuck somewhere I can’t even identify.  It’s like I have all these ideas and a burning desire to share them but … Continue reading

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There are some days that discomfort is immense.  Walking around wanting out of this skin, wanting to be anywhere but right here facing every dysfunction we have in our life.  There are some days where the timing is off.  Every … Continue reading

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early morning

I like the dependability of routine and I like to break it.  Having a routine gives me options…..I can follow along in comfort, I can mix and match the way I do things and I can completely obliterate my pattern … Continue reading

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2018 thoughts

It’s the last boxing event of the amateur season and we are all hanging out in a hotel resting and staying warm. It’s kinda nice to have nothing to do for a few hours.  We hang out, tell stories, watch … Continue reading

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It’s a gonna be a fight

It’s Saturday!  This morning, we had weigh ins for Omar at 8am.  They went off smooth and he has done an incredible job of changing his body and mind to prepare. We also started our new 9:30 am Group Fitness … Continue reading

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Nature moment and changes

This morning I woke up to dogs hounding me to go outside.  I live in an apartment with a rooftop deck and so we go through the usual ritual of dressing appropriately for human interaction, the weather and terrain!  I … Continue reading

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Boxing as Applied Humanities

Boxing is applied psychology.  The ring our couch, our sparring partners our therapists.  We enter the ring to become aware of our patterns……our thoughts that govern our movements.  Our sparring partners expose us to ourselves.  Our coaches are our alter … Continue reading

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Thoughts from afar

I’m sitting in a comfy office chair at a window with my feet up on the ledge looking at St. John’s Harbour in NewFoundland.  The wind is blowing rain diagonally blurring my view as the lights on all the ships … Continue reading

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