Tag Archives: boxing metaphors

Oh, Conflict, why ya gotta be a good teacher?

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

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A Ring of thought

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

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Committing to the punch

Boxing always makes a lot of sense.  It puts concepts into a physical sensical format. For instance:  Committing to the punch.  The more you commit to the punch, the less likely you are to get hit.  It’s scary as hell … Continue reading

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Bridal showers and boxing

yes, it’s true, if a bridal shower happens in the woods, boxing still exists. Yesterday I attended a bridal shower for one of our competitive boxers, Laura.  She started as a fitness boxer before the gym had walls.  I watched … Continue reading

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Learning Mode

It is sooooo hard to be in learning mode, to be interested in what you are doing. In our culture we are so fixated on tangible objects, objectives and outcomes.  We talk about the process but really revel in the … Continue reading

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Feeling IT

I’m feeling it today!  What is it? Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.  To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development … Continue reading

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MLK JR DAY AND CHANGE

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is one of my favorite quotes.  To make change happen, one must … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Process, Each Step

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and this thing must be obtained. – Marie Curie … Continue reading

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2015

I’ve heard it said many times that one must crawl before they can walk.  Or, that you have to be 13 before you can be 25. To get to this point I had to experience 2013 and 2014.  To say … Continue reading

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Pleateaus and rest

I did some research to see what was out there about athletic/performance plateaus. Everything I found suggested how to bust through, to avoid, and or break through. I couldn’t find anywhere to suggest we should honor, appreciate and take advantage … Continue reading

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