Tag Archives: life

More on a skilled life

Sitting in the wallows of self pity sometimes feels good-  for a moment anyway.  It’s nice to curl up and wrap the blanket around my whole body, snug, tight, compact and protected.  It’s soothing to lie still, to feel hurt, … Continue reading

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Living a skilled life

I was 17 when I took the job at the nursing home. I was living a lost life and the nursing aid job, sports and high school studies kept my head barely above water. My senior year I worked night … 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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trepidation

We put so much of our fear and trepidation on the shoulders of others.  We blame them for not being able to speak the truth.  We say they are intimidating, unapproachable-  a multitude of reasons to justify our silence and … Continue reading

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BoxOn!

I train human beings-  all kinds of human beings.  Sizes, shapes, backgrounds, heritage-  It doesn’t matter to me…..I am interested in how their story is unfolding and how I can make their life experience that much sweeter. How I can … Continue reading

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There’s a lil sumpin goin on round here

There’s something really special going on around here.  The coaching staff is a beautiful blend of all aspects of life.  We come from a multitude of experiences in and out of the ring and we bring that knowledge to you. … Continue reading

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Compensations

Compensations are the demise of athletes…..and for our regular daily life. I got this pretty cool drill from @frankboxingcoach in Montreal, Quebec. What I liked most about it was noticing all the compensations people did in the name of feeling … Continue reading

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Knowing the depths

As coaches, we find our depths and get to know them so that we are able to better guide others in finding theirs.  We sit in our depths with curiosity so that we can clean out as much judgement as … Continue reading

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So many things

I’ve been away from Seattle, my dogs and the gym for over a week.  It feels like it’s been almost a month. If I had it entirely my way, Greg would have the championship from Golden Gloves in his hand … Continue reading

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Knowing

Boxers can possess an undeniable confidence because we know what it means to hit the mat and stand up again.  We know ourselves because we are constantly interested in exposing our deepest fears, our insecurities.  To know your own darkness … Continue reading

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