We lost a good one #107

Good morning folks, today I had planned to share some updates with you in regards to my daily routine until it was overshadowed by the murder of one of Iran’s most accomplished wrestlers by the name of Navid Afkari (read here). It was incredibly disturbing to find that a 27 year old man was hungContinue reading “We lost a good one #107”

Daily blog #81

Riches to rags After spending about thirteen years in the wonderful United States of America I have noticed something about those in the 20-30 year old demographic. It happens to be an overwhelming concern with the type of car they drive. So much, to the point of trading in a perfectly good car and takingContinue reading “Daily blog #81”

Daily blog #77

The juice is worth the squeeze Today I received an MRI on my elbow that was injured in my previous fight. My third in the past three years. For whatever reason, the hum of the machine always puts me in a lull that has me snooozing in minutes. Maybe halfway through the process, for theContinue reading “Daily blog #77”

Daily blog #69

Life is filled with pain, loss and tragedy. My heart breaks for those affected by the explosion in Lebanon. Unbeknownst to the citizens of Beruit that day, fate decided to strike and claim the lives of 130 people, injuring many others. One can only imagine the terror that ensued in a second’s notice. So oftenContinue reading “Daily blog #69”

Daily blog #68

Motivation, discipline and accountability Some days, like today for me, we aren’t really feeling it yet we still have to get up and go to work, the gym, work on stuff etc. A good friend and mentor once told me “motivation gets you started and discipline keeps you going” but what happens when you areContinue reading “Daily blog #68”

Daily blog #65

A body in motion… Today I woke up to find that my parents both of whom are 67 years of age, had hiked to the top of Brian Head Peak in Utah, a whopping 11 thousand and some feet! Given their age, it’s a considerable accomplishment not to say that they are old by anyContinue reading “Daily blog #65”

Daily blog #61

Patience is a virtue Even for those of us who are more patient than others there come times when our patience is challenged. Covid19 is new territory for many of us who are now under more stressful circumstances financially, emotionally and physically which can also affect us negatively. It’s important to understand that impatience isContinue reading “Daily blog #61”

Daily blog #60

Endure One of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelius is “If it is endureable, then endure it. Stop complaining.” Life is full of struggle, even for the wealthiest man, and no one can truly feel another’s pain. It is important to avoid assumptions in this regard but rather to exercise understanding. One thing we doContinue reading “Daily blog #60”

Daily blog #59

Silver lining Every now and again we arrive at moments in life where the negative drowns out the positive which can lead to feeling sorry for yourself and wondering if you’re doing the right things. Even for the strongest and most optimistic of us, life isn’t all rainbows and roses. It can be hard toContinue reading “Daily blog #59”

Daily blog #57

Simple man One of the great things about being on the road is the reminder of how little we need. Food, a place to sleep, fresh clothes and a shower among some other necessities like shaving or a power source for electronics and internet. Oh and we can’t forget brain fuel (coffee).. Being away fromContinue reading “Daily blog #57”