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Snippets of sun

October gold all around as the wind wisps lighter objects on the ground up into the air and violently returns them to the earth.  The sun through the windows feigns a balmy outdoors.  Stepping outside feeling the prick of cold … Continue reading

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Funny

It’s a funny world we live in… One that chooses the surface visual facade over the depths……says yielding is being a pushover and that strength must only come in bulk.  One that chooses object over substance and claims vulnerability is … 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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You have to go to know

You have to go to know  -The Tracker (The true story of Tom Brown Jr) I can paint a picture of what it is like up on that canvas above the crowd, lights targeting me and my opponent….but you won’t … Continue reading

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Sherpa

A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag.  All we have is our perception, … Continue reading

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Giving Space

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

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Timing and rhythm

Boxing is so much more than hitting.  In fact, to only focus on hitting is a detriment. Their is a space between fighters where all the answers of attack and defense are found.  If we are quiet enough to feel … Continue reading

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Accountability

To truly hold oneself accountable is a major task. I see a million places I let myself off the hook.  Where I’m so lazy and not wanting to do the work. Accountability is being brutally honest-  It’s having standards beyond … Continue reading

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truth and hiding

The relationship between coach and boxer takes a lot of work.  Communication must be practiced over and over again. I’ve been thinking about this a lot reflecting over the past 30+ amateur fights I’ve had with Greg as we head … Continue reading

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connection

In our current culture, we are connected to stuff.  We are consumers from morning til night.  We are closest to our things- our monetary or status pursuits.  We are most aligned with our hopes, desires, and things we think will … Continue reading

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