Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Trapped

There are times in life one feels trapped.   If you could just get away or out of the situation you are in, everything would be better.  You wouldn’t have to feel this way anymore. That’s not how it works. … Continue reading

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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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Empathy/Tolerance

Empathy does not mean tolerance. I think this is the difference between understanding and feeling sorry for someone.  When we are empathic, we have an understanding of another’s plight.  We can resonate or understand with where they are coming from. … Continue reading

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Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody-  Mark Twain I ran across this quote on a #coachesdowntime walk. Walking through our lives we bump into and against many people.  Most of our interactions … Continue reading

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Reflections

As a kid in the Colorado mountains, I loved running around the fields, in the woods- anywhere outside.  I’d come in at dusk after a long day of play, clothes drenched in tree sap, with dirty hands and face. I … Continue reading

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Truth in the ropes

In the ring is where only the truth is told.  There isn’t room for in between.  Only direct engagement allowed.  You aren’t too bold, brash or honest-  Little silent moments as fists exchange, revealing what is in between the lines. … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Amateur Boxing

We box to feel free.  We enter the gym and start our day, or shed it.  We box for the feelings that arise and leave with each thud of the glove.  The sweat purges unwanted toxins, cleans our soul and … 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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Boxing education

About 5 years ago I had a realization that I was a decent coach, but not really all THAT good…. The reason I came to this conclusion is because I realized I was stagnant in my learning.  I wasn’t looking … Continue reading

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