Daily blog #93

Everyday we live and die- Driving through the Teton National Forest on the way to Yellowstone you are constantly cautioned to “Beware of Bear”, drive carefully for crossing wildlife, watch out for falling rocks and avoid climbing certain areas. What National Park management understands is their role to advise you to the best of theirContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #92

Senses– Many of us are so fortunate to be gifted with all five senses. Walking through the forest in Jackson, Wyoming I am reminded of the importance of continuing to harness them. In the modern world its easy if not inevitable to lose touch with these gifts we are born with and often take forContinue reading “Daily blog #92”

Daily blog #91

The Heart of America Today my travels took me into the state of Wyoming where I am currently driving to Jackson (yes I am driving while typing shhhh). The reason I’m on my phone while driving is experienced a unique moment during my stop in the tiny town of Marbleton, with a population of 1,000,Continue reading “Daily blog #91”

Daily blog post #90

“You first”– Many of us have learned that in order to accomplish anything GREAT in life it will demand the effort of others. To do that it will require countless selfless acts for the good of the overall goal. Something that can hold us back is…. You guessed it, OURSELVES. So often, you will hearContinue reading “Daily blog post #90”

Daily blog #89

Everyone who has committed to mastery of a subject (jiu jitsu, fitness, education, occupation) knows what it’s like to suffer. Sometimes we become so focused on the difficulty of the task it makes time pass even slower. What comes to mind is the old cliche “time flies when you’re having fun”.When you notice your mindContinue reading “Daily blog #89”

Daily blog #87

Centurion! – Yesterday I received a notice from Word Press that I had posted my one hundredth blog post! Although I am a couple weeks worth away from 100 daily blog posts (my original goal) it brought to mind how long life can seem yet how short it can be at the same time. ItContinue reading “Daily blog #87”

Become strong like YOU!

Someone asked me recently if I would do a blog post on how to be strong like “me”. I’ll spare you from a post about what I think could help you become stronger “like me”, instead we’ll discuss how to be stronger “like you” and I’ll tell you what I mean by that. For starters,Continue reading “Become strong like YOU!”

Daily blog #86

Black Belt Doubt for the White Belt – Many of us have someone we look to for advice or strength, it could be a family member, a teacher or a mentor. What’s important to know is that they often wrestle with the same struggles we do. For example, it may appear to my students thatContinue reading “Daily blog #86”

White Belt Problems – Asking Too Many Questions…

Are you that white belt who asks too many questions? Because you’ll be glad to find that there is no such thing! Questioning the class material is a sign of interest, curiosity and that the student is really trying to understand the information. Though not always the case, many people, especially beginner students (the newContinue reading “White Belt Problems – Asking Too Many Questions…”