Archive for the ‘gratitude’ Category

The Luxury of Pacifism has been Paved by the Duty of Warriors

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

My father served in the Korean War. When he returned our family deteriorated because he wasn't given the opportunity to re-acclimate, and was held in contempt by others who didn't serve. Our family melted down and as a result I never got to know my father after the divorce and even ...

Happy New Decade: 10,000 Hours in 10 Years

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Finishing 10,000 hours of training in my 10 year goal today, I felt that I needed to share my reflections on the journey... Many of you know my story, and have read why I got started in martial arts and tactical fitness. I had amassed a great deal of guidance and ...

Why I Got Started in Martial Arts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Doctors claimed my joint pain related to osteochondrosis, which basically means as I grew my connective tissue didn't adhere to my growth plates like normal children and causing conventional sports and athletics to shred me, requiring my mother to rub my joints with liniment nightly as I screamed through tears ...

Gained 33lbs of Athletic Muscle and 40 Years of Life!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The 2 images on the left were from early November 2008, just about to depart for Italy. The 2 on the right were from last week. So, ten months. Not a ten weeks steroid induced swell, BUT I have better range of motion, mobility, functional power, flexibility, mental stamina and ...

Your Demons are Allies

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Have you ever wondered why you are besieged with such bad luck? Have you ever felt punished by Heaven for some known or even unknown deed; like inner demons haunt you, holding you back from success? It's easy to think so, isn't it? It certainly was that way for me as ...

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 ...

Success: the Other Side of Failure

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Reframing the negative experiences of my genetic and childhood circumstances into a positive, and truly expressing my gratitude for those GIFTS has allowed me to share with ever-greater generosity. This universal "secret" manifested yet again in another elegant way: I'm now keynoting for the 2009 MENSA National Conference. Ironic isn't ...