Tag Archives: Seattle boxing gym

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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Control(ling)

I step into the ring and am summoned to the center….looking right into myself.  I hear the referee’s instructions like a faint, tinny, hollow echo.  I never lose my gaze as I back up to the corner and hear my … 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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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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To fix or not to fix

Trying to “fix” things causes a lot of tension. Trying to “avoid” things causes a lot of tension. “Trying” causes a lot of tension. If we use our dysfunctions, our bad habits, our faults, to learn and grow into, we … Continue reading

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