Tag Archives: truth

Boxology

Boxing’s a never-ending PhD in which you discover, keep and discard multiple theories… You can never settle on any particular idea…..you have to follow laws of nature. A boxer’s biology, body mechanics, mental focus and emotional intelligence all fall under … Continue reading

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Outcome

Our outcomes are the result of the sum of our decisions.  Our decisions are the sum of our reactions.  Our reactions are in response to our thoughts If the body is dysfunctional….the mind will be too.  We are not separate. … Continue reading

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An inspirational story

Take a minute and read this story by Nancy Lieberman and then come back to this blog. This woman is bad assery!  I wish I had a smidge of what she has…..I’m just a follower when I look at her … Continue reading

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Interest in our failures

The hardest people to coach are the perfectionists. They are driven to do everything so right and there is no room for error.  Frustration lurks around every bend.  Creativity is stifled. Over tensioned muscles try to control and prevent errors … 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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Failure

I learned how failure is essential for growth and confidence from my dog Frida. We were hiking in a heavily bouldered area.  Already a tough task for a human—-an even tougher task for a long bodied, short legged canine. We … Continue reading

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Fear

The most tiresome thing of being a coach is watching fighters hit that wall of fear and choose to walk away from it.  It’s heart wrenching to watch from the outside and see it so clear.  How do you convey … 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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Sherpa

A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag.  All we have is our perception, … Continue reading

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