Tag Archives: authenticity

Evening thoughts across the bridge

Sometimes blogs seem elusive and other times about 3 or 4 blogs run through me so rapid fire that I can’t capture a single word. Tonight I was driving home across the West Seattle Bridge…..looking at the crimson sky as … Continue reading

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Brewing the coffee

It’s Sunday morning-  I’m brewing coffee, studying about myofascial release and a few other boxing related things.  Class is happening at the gym and Seattle is getting a much needed respite from high temperatures. Every Sunday before I get to … Continue reading

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The intimacy in boxing

Boxing is a sport full of intimacy.  Intimacy with self and others.  It brings us closer to ourselves.  We head into the ring to descend into the depths of personal fear and unknowns and when we come out, we have … Continue reading

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What this is all for…

We are a unique kind, a rare occurance in the sporting world.  We agree to give and take punches inside ropes reducing our ability to run and hide.  We train day after day, endure hours of discomfort for a performance … Continue reading

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The Truth

I’m certain that I was drawn to boxing because it makes you face the truth.  I am driven by the truth.  I am driven to know more about myself, and more about my peers.  I am driven to uncover the … Continue reading

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Not knowing

Not knowing is awful.  It takes over your mind with scenarios and certain uncertainties.  Not knowing allows your imagination to create realities that are not necessarily true…to start to believe every thought you have made up. Every coach and boxer … Continue reading

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Phenomenon – The letdown

A boxer asked me the other day if I felt a little down after winning silver in the World Cup.  I loved the question and in order to answer it, I want to share with you our shared experience. When … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice:  something you give up, usually for a better cause.   Boxing training is a great opportunity for all kinds of people.  You learn a useful skill, increase fitness, reduce stress and learn a lot about yourself.  When you find … Continue reading

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Boxing will set you free

The truth will set you free and I know nothing truer than boxing.  There isn’t a single lie that will hold up in those ropes.  Exposure is always one punch away. I’ve been working with some boxers recently and they … Continue reading

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Steady as it goes

We are in the gym practicing our skills over and over again.  It’s idyllic for learning.  We have a controlled environment that supports us practicing.  The only way you will know if the skill is in your body for keeps … Continue reading

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