Tag Archives: Seattle boxing gym

Body Image

Marketing’s sole purpose is to create a feeling of demand for a product.  Sometimes, the demand can be false and embellished via marketing campaigns– leading to an actual demand that perpetuates itself. Body image changes with our societal conditioning.  We … 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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Stopping the war with time

We are a culture of bandaids…..of temporary fixes……of trying resurrection versus changing our behavior. We always seem to want to be anywhere but where we actually are.  We manipulate time according to our own definitions.  We complain of the waste … Continue reading

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Inefficiencies

To be a boxer- you have to be comfortable with searching for failure- you have to be excited to see your inefficiencies -you have to be motivated to look for all that is wrong because that is your work. It … Continue reading

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Decision making

…perhaps the biggest problem lies in the way that individual decisions accumulate into big effects. –  David R. Montgomery-  King of Fish.  The Thousand Year Run of Salmon Each thought begets a word, intelligible to the brain— taking shape in … Continue reading

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Thaw- The break-up

The ice slowly changes form- it’s frozen identity dying, breaking up becoming another version of itself. The land is waking up as the sun shows itself more hours in the day and thaws the sleep from our eyes. We work, … 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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Environment

Who do you spend time with? How do they make you who you are? James Altucher calls this your ‘scene.’ As Jim Rohn put it, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As … 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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