Archive for the ‘suffering’ Category

Are You a Hero or a Warrior?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

We're not all pretty little butterflies with equally valid opinions about fitness. Some approaches are wrong. Whether veiled within humor or outright "bootcamp" hazing, encouraging pushing people well-beyond their physical limits represents everything that health-first fitness opposes. Here we have Greg Glassman, founder of Crossfit, proudly brandishing the Crossfit mascot, "Pukey ...

Be Better than Happy

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Have you ever heard the comment about relationships that "it's better to be happy than be right"? It sounds plausible, but it application it's a problematic fantasy. Asking two quarrelsome parties to forfeit trying to prove their point and just acquiesce to the other is like asking wolves to wear ...

Self (Health) Defense

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I received an overwhelming volume of messages regarding yesterday's post on Becoming Unbreakable. Firstly, thank you for your comments. I've worked on my issues long and hard time with my teachers, so I feel very grateful that many of you found it inspirational. A few sent messages of concern for ...

Become Unbreakable.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

This morning while accepting the gracious friend requests from all of my students and colleagues, I received friend request from an old high school classmate: "DOOD! You #$%$#@ rule!! Stuff you doing is rad!! Remember me!! Prolly dont, but we yusta hang out. Been 4evah!! Anywho Sonnon, Im no longer a ...

Yoga Sucks!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

When people walk in my door, to my workshops, my presentations, they're not met with what they expect. They expect the incense, the chanting and the hugs. Sure, they may get these things, but what they don't expect... what only my private students relish... is the schadenfreude: a German expression ...