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My New Book Published: A Mountain Stands!!!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

  "If, at first, your idea isn't absurd, there is no hope for it," wrote one of America's most fascinating dyslexics, Benjamin Franklin. Five years ago, I had an absurd idea: Each morning, I would write a story about my life. In that story, I would find the positive benefit it ...

Almost FULL for my free talk in Michigan; RSVP NOW!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

  PLEASE SHARE so I can reach as many families, educators and advocates of dyslexic children as possible!!!! "This will be a first-ever opportunity to hear Scott Sonnon speak in Michigan. The event is designed to foster an open dialogue about dyslexia and learning disabilities, based on Scott's own experiences. His global ...

Why do we yawn and sweat?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

  "I must be tired, Dad. I keep yawning," my son said while exercising with me. "You're not tired," I said. "When you're doing your reps, I see you're holding your breath. Your body uses air to eliminate gas it doesn't want, so it hijacks you to exhale longer. Yawning also quickly ...

Where’s your attitude?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

  Where is your attitude? We disclose the level of our attitude in how we think, speak and act. We ask: 1. Look at what I can't do. 2. Look at what I want to do. 3. Look at what I'm doing. 4. Look at what I did. 5. Look at what others can't do. 6. Look ...

Keeping score with your Dad

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

      If you're interested in exercise, learning styles or parenting, allow me to share a shocking discover I had with my boy today. My 9 year old son got up early to train with me. Something clicked in him yesterday, so I set up his space to Tacfit with me. Several rounds in, ...

What if you KNEW it was (not) meant to be?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

  How can you know something was or wasn't meant to be? Not believe or hope, but KNOW?  I had been in several long term relationships before my wife. I had hoped they'd each be "Mrs. Right." But each relationship led me to heartbreak. Were they failures or were they not ...

The funny thing about talented people is others think they’re obsessed

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The funny thing about people who others call "talented" is that they're viewed as "obsessed" until they're successful. Then, suddenly, they're called "luckily disciplined." Even if there were such a thing as talent, it remains inert unless activated by persistence and determination; it appears indistinguishable from an obsession against an improbable ...

Actually, Yes, You Can! Now, say it with me!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

  My strength didn't come from lifting weights but from lifting myself up after I was repeatedly beaten down; and then, lifting the weight off of others, so they could find the muscle to stand up, too.  My flexibility didn't come from yoga but from melting resistance to the possibility that I ...

Workout Harder on Vacation? WHY?!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

  Asked, "Why do you workout so hard on your vacation," I replied: When I have the luxury of days full of only recovery, more positive stress, results with rapid growth and no over-training effect. But this also requires an increase in (oxidized) water, and my 6 best friends: breakfast, brunch, ...

The Cause of our Discontent is our Reaction

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

  Should everyone learn self-defense? The real question is: what IS self-defense? Awareness (environmental/situational and social/predatoral) is the single most important attribute of self-protection. Without it, a martial arts master is as useless as an unloaded firearm locked in a safe by a lost key. Awareness is determined by our physical state. ...