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Insights-4

I don’t spar very much these days so I have to get my testing in daily life via conflicts or intense situations to see how much of my training holds together. This morning while driving to the gym I was … Continue reading

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The silence of the fight

Stillness and silence are difficult places to exist.  In our commercial and instantaneous world, tons of distractions kick in to help us avoid facing ourselves.  We live in the noise and expect that we can escape later to the quiet … Continue reading

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This empty space

Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?” I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class.  As a matter of fact I sat in … Continue reading

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Preparation

12 Minutes.  That’s it.  12 minutes. The training is at a minimum 60 minutes X 6 days X however many months.  We clock in close to 4000 minutes to complete 12! During our training,  I’ve asked my fighter to suffer … Continue reading

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Try this perspective

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

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Geeking out on thoughts

I have listened to a podcast called The World is Your Petri Dish with Bruce Lipton on Bulletproof Radio probably about 6 times now.  I encourage you to listen for yourself.  Dr. Lipton is controversial and you can decide what … Continue reading

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Holiday Road Trip

I’m not sure if I’ve started a tradition or not.  But last year and this year I took epic road trips to Steamboat Springs, CO.  It takes anywhere from 18 to 24 hours depending on the variables of weather, alertness … Continue reading

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Boxing, Nelson Mandela, Community and Sharing

Boxing is a very tough sport, but not only for the physicality of it…..not only because of the actual punches.  Boxing is a tough sport because it exposes you to yourself.  Boxing is tough because you meet all your internal … Continue reading

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Blogs evoke more blogs

FROM  Jonathan Lareau‘s Blog:  Don’t fight the pain. It’s taken me a long time to learn this one. And I have a history of doing or using anything I can to not feel the pain. I know this doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Setbacks

Perspective really is everything.   I go back and forth with how I see setbacks.  Running into a lot of “no’s”, “not yets” and cancellations are all different setbacks.  Sometimes I get my heart broken in the process and I … Continue reading

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