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Giving space is an active state. A boxer stays out of range- relaxed but actively engaged so they can change directions, speeds, recover, whatever they need……They see everything across the gap. The slouch of shoulders or the aggressive intent and … Continue reading →
This week I’ve given 2 talks on Conflict. One at John Muir elementary to the teachers and administrative staff and the other at Starbucks headquarters at a coffee tasting meeting. It’s been fun, invigorating and its inspired me to share … Continue reading →
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 →
Through boxing I have found my spirituality. My most authentic experience from the inside out. Through boxing I have discovered the true meaning and power in never arriving at any destination. I have finally gotten an initial grasp of the … Continue reading →
All life lies in the movement resulting from the clash between two polar forces, love and conflict. -Empedocles You touch gloves, you punch each other, you hug at the end of a fight. As boxers, in the ring, we engage … Continue reading →
There is this overwhelming gratitude growing in the gym. It is palpable. When you walk through the door of this gym, there is this beautiful dichotomy of individual and group. Your gender, class, heritage, past, present and future all disappear … Continue reading →
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 →
A friend recently shared a blog titled Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason by Tim Lawrence. I like Mr. Lawrence cannot stand being told that everything happens for a reason. It’s the most uncaring and non responsible thing that can … Continue reading →
It never fails. Conflict always teaches. It’s still not pleasant, fun or relaxing, but it is the best personal teacher I have ever met. I used to think my goal was to stay calm, to be the reasonable one, to … Continue reading →
When we pay attention in a rigid, effortfull and thus stressed way, it is a drag on the entire mind body system: We are more likely to overreact in ways that are fearful, angry, effortfull, rigid and resistant. When we … Continue reading →