Daily Blog #1

 “I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others.” So simply stated is this verse in the  Napoleon Hill classic, Think and Grow Rich. I’m not a religious person but I have read the Bible and there’s a verse, or part of one that has always stuck with me. ItContinue reading “Daily Blog #1”

Cyberbullying is a myth

“There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so” – William Shakespeare Let me start by saying, if you get your feelings hurt easily stop reading and return to the safety of your bubble where all your ideas are correct. I’m going to keep it real because I feel so strongly on thisContinue reading “Cyberbullying is a myth”

Pain, fear and change.

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” – Tony Robbins Have you ever had salt in a wound? That Canker Sore in your mouth you feel every time you go to take a bite of something. Ouch! The remedy? You grab a finger full of saltContinue reading “Pain, fear and change.”

Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 2/2

In the last post we left off in the middle of the five quintessential needs for basic human survival. Below are the following three, enjoy! Food –  How we fuel ourselves will not only directly affect our performance but the way we feel. Sure, we all love a decadent cheat meal ever so often but theContinue reading “Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 2/2”

Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 1/2

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo Da Vinci Everyone deserves to know how to live a minimal life… Our needs as humans tend to be very simple. Being able to break away from the ever-growing noise and distraction can be a breath of fresh air. Billionaire and inventor Elon Musk recently announced he is sellingContinue reading “Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 1/2”

What is Porrada?

For starters, the pronunciation is nothing like it appears. It’s a Portuguese word pronounced “Poh-ha-da” NOT “po-rah-da”. Porrada is a Brazilian word that means brawl or fight hard. Although it is unclear to me exactly where the word originated it is a big part of Brazilian culture. It represents effort, fighting spirit and toughness. IfContinue reading “What is Porrada?”

Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” -Bruce Lee It’s May 12th as I write this (over three months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO) and I find myself musing over the fact that out of all the major sporting events that were cancelled,Continue reading “Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?

“Effort is one of those things that give meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” -Carol Dweck Accomplishment Challenges are the ever present hurdles of life. When we overcome them we feel good. When you hustled your butt offContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4

“He who has a why to live can endure almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Survival As humans, we are designed to survive, we came with natural abilities that you see in many healthy kids and young adults. We can run, get up and down, climb, throw stuff and jump. But sadly due to modern conveniences,Continue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4

“Freedom can not be bestowed – it must be achieved.” Albert Hubbard Freedom Think back to when you were a kid, and you had very little fear (To me that was sticking a fork in a socket at age 4 so maybe a little older than that). When you are young and fearless, your bodyContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4”