Archive for October, 2013

Inside Every Challenge -> Opportunity

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

I couldn't learn anything my teachers described seemed. I didn't understand what was being said (and I still can't recall lyrics to songs when I listen to them.) I watched my instructors demonstrate, and could somewhat understand, but I couldn't reproduce their instructions. My teachers remained frustrated with my dyslexia, ...

Balance Strength and Surrender

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

There is no perfect exercise, even with perfect technique. Any movement you perform, if not released in the opposite direction of the tension it creates, first gives you progress; then diminishing returns; then plateau; followed by regress; and then come the small aches and constant ...

Patiently Uncover the Layers

Monday, October 28th, 2013

We all have asked ourselves: What caused me to get ill? What created this injury? Why do I feel so lethargic and unmotivated? We ask these questions because our mind craves a culprit to vilify for our situation. Sometimes, there is a kingpin, but most times it is a swirling collage of influences. Don't get ...

You need energy to spend energy!

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

You need energy to spend energy! So if you're stuck in a slump, recovering from an injury, overwhelmed by your tasks, flattened by over-trained effort, frustrated by lack of results or depressed by lack of energy, then... Don't... Get... Up... yet. Build your energy where you are. You may not know ...

My wife - My life.

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

The sun shines around us, luminous against the moon, tender as a lilly, flowing like the waves; and this sweet benediction pours through every crevice of my soul. How beautiful life is. I am saddened for those who do not feel this. You, my love, are divinely wrought, and like the delicate dreams of peace, your heart belongs to ...

End School Violence

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Violence against children catalyzes the labels of learning disabilities. By entering violence into their nervous system, children become a nebulous biochemical storm, incapable of accepting new information without distorted filters, like a plane trying to land in an impossibly dense thunderhead. The violence I experienced triggered ...

My TEDx Talk: Learning Styles Concealed by Labels of Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I didn't get involved with fitness to become an athlete. I did so because I struggled all my life with my congenital joint condition, childhood obesity and motor coordination challenges. I didn't get involved with yoga to become more spiritually centered. I did so because the ...

Worse Isn’t Better.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

  Bigger isn't better. Faster isn't better. Stronger isn't better. And for the sake of all that is Holy: destroying yourself isn't better. WORSE ISN'T BETTER! Only moving better, feeling better and being better is "better." In every sport, discipline, art and science, the one who learns the ...

Master Oneself

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

My mistakes have caused others harm and sadness. How could I repeat them? "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city." Proverbs 16:13. "He that hath no rule over his own spirit is ...

No-Box Thinking

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Instead of thinking outside the box, throw away the box. I am a kinesthetic learner, but there are 71 currently identified learning styles; yet because our educational system is dominated by verbal/linguistic style teaching, those who have difficulty with that information delivery system are labeled "dyslexics" ("dys" - difficulty; ...