Archive for July, 2012

My Top 3 Keys to Preventing Overuse, Misuse, and Disuse

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Earlier I introduced the 3 Critical Exercise Errors most people make: Overuse, Misuse and Disuse - and the implications on the sum total stress we experience, how they push us into excessive stress levels leading to pain, injury, illness and even disease. Let's address 3 Keys to Preventing Overuse, Misuse ...

Fighting for Peace of Mind

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I can appreciate how some would misunderstand why I fight. Mixed martial arts can appear like a chest-thumping cacophony of punk-jitsu. But after enduring the violent fallout of post traumatic stress in our family, which eventually consumed my father after his return from the Korean ...

Don’t Make these 3 Critical Errors!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Why do we face such distress when we begin a new exercise program or a new level or training? Why does it create nausea, vomiting, headaches, and body aches? How does exercise ACTUALLY cause us pain and injury? Why do we experience a cacophony of mental ...

Got my Free “Resilience Breathing” Book?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Thank you to all of you who accepted my book and video as a gift, last week at www.BreathingGift.com. From the thousands of positive comments on my facebook page with over 32 million weekly readers, we are definitely making an impact together, sharing with those we think ...

When Change Blows, Build Windmills not Walls

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Discussing the early violent years of my childhood, many have expressed they too have felt trapped, persecuted and deprecated. Initially reluctant to share this story publicly, thanks to your support the following story served as a crucial catalyst for the free books and videos I share, ...

Finding Balance

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Perhaps you’re more enlightened than me. But in the event that this article can help you as it has me, I’d like to share a lesson I learned from my teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (or “Amma”) who gave me the honor of my Sanskrit name (accepting ...

Like Photos, We Develop from Negatives

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sometimes, some of us may scoff thinking, “I’m too old for that,” then yes, we are right. The same with any of the "Terrible Twos" - too fat, too slow, too dumb, too ugly, too poor, too dull, too, too, too unworthy... If you think you’re too, then you are. ...

Rage Therapy: Move, Dance, Play.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

  Some feel a latent rage when moving into deeper tension which has been locked away for a long time. Rage may make you feel out of control, like you’re not equipped with the tools to harness its explosive energy. Allow me to share with you a little about myself, and ...

Ignored, Ridiculed, Hated, Loved.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Disabled, diseased, and destitute - these make you invisible to most people. It takes a special person to truly "see" you, like driving by the cardboard signed indigent pretending not to notice. It wasn't until one person showed me that my invisibility cloaked my freedom, that I reframed my learning ...

Light a Candle. Don’t Curse the Darkness.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

During the night a businessman named Mark Bennett, from my very own Bellingham, posted on my wedding anniversary photo of my wife and I that, "teaching martial arts to federal agencies is like giving felons knives, so you're no better than a criminal yourself." On my wedding ...