I used to spend as much time outdoors as I could doing virtually anything, so long as I had a partner in crime. I don’t know for sure what happened... I think it was “adulting” that ruined it. I remember having to create a new email address once I “moved back inside” because I didn’t … Continue reading Been Outside Lately?
Today’s topic is a life trick I’ve discovered and considered a lot recently; I’m thoroughly convinced it will work well for nearly everyone. It makes me better at life, and life is better. If your wants and desires by nature always guide you to outcomes you enjoy, then this post isn't for you. Congratulations! Have … Continue reading More Joy and Less Regret
This is part of a series on the reasons I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and think it’s a great choice for many others. I think a fitting first post is starting with why I started martial arts. About that... the primary reasons I started aren’t the main reasons I continue now. Middle school left... an … Continue reading Why Martial Arts?
2019 entailed one of the darkest, saddest times of my life. 2019 also gave me some of my favorite memories out of 33 years. As I look back I see lots of highs and lows, accomplishments, gifts, lessons, growth, losses, along with literal bumps and bruises. Looking ahead I would say 2020 is likely to … Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello Now
I’d like to talk with you today about something I’ve been reminded of in hopes that you’ll save some time and grief by learning from my story. A couple weeks ago I finally got around to competing in my first Jiu-Jitsu tournament after a year and a half or so of prodding from my coach … Continue reading The Comfort Zone Is Killing Us
Making choices can be overwhelming for some of us. Maybe it doesn’t have to always be that way.