Archive for June, 2014

How “disability” labels conceal genius

Monday, June 30th, 2014

  What if the disease, illness or disability we misperceive is actually a gift concealed in the opposite direction of our misperception? For two of the best years of my career, I taught movement at a neurobehavioral clinic for neurologically challenged kids. The lead psychologist believed that if we could find the ...

“Doing what ya love ain’t easy”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

  "Do you love with what you do?" We are asked this question in occupation, but - like in romance - the real message we receive isn't about love, but rather about infatuation or lust. We are told to look to the thing that brings us great joy, so when the ...

Obesity is neither gluttony nor sloth.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

"Why doesn't that fat glutton just stop eating so much and exercise? What a lazy slob!" - Those words were actually said by someone about me, as if I couldn't hear them. I was just a kid, and the effect was devastating to my psyche. How many more comments, devoid ...

Rather a Deceitful Friend or an Honest Enemy?

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Would you rather a deceitful friend who talks behind your back or an honest enemy who tells it to your face? Contrast these two: 1. "Yeah, I have been friends with Scott for awhile. People rave about his work and talk about how smart he is when even he admits ...

The 10 Life Strategies My Dyslexia has Taught Me that have given me Great Success

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The 10 Life Strategies My Dyslexia has Taught Me that have given me Great Success 1. Do things one at a time. When your attention muddies, rotate to the next to re-stimulate your brain; and then, rotate back again. Suddenly, your brain will bring all of those seemingly separate tasks into ...


Thursday, June 26th, 2014

 "Dad, I really want to be a professional soccer player when I grow up, but [a friend] told me that I'll never be great," my son disclosed to me. Teachable moment, I thought so I asked, "Well, if a burglar knocked at our door, would you invite him in?" He ...

Vote these last 4 days, and I promise to shave!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Only 4 days remain to vote me on to the cover of Men's Health Magazine! (If I win, I promise to shave.) a2a_linkname="Vote these last 4 days, and I promise to shave!";a2a_linkurl="";


Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

That's Noah Galloway- Athlete on my back: a real-life American hero. Noah sent me his awesome #NOEXCUSES Tshirt, which I'm proudly wearing. He's #1 in the Men's Health Ultimate Guy Search, and a helluva force of will. Honored to compete with him in this contest which ends in 5 days! You ...

I don’t care if you Crossfit, as long as you’re healthily fit.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

As it seems someone thought I had "bashed Crossfit" yesterday, I thought I'd share this story. (I had not "hated on" Crossfit, but rather had addressed a specific coaching problem which happens with ANY company who trains people to "high intensity" exercise. High intensity is a measurable, knowable, trackable and recoverable ...

Don’t Feed your Fears.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

An irate young man posted, "You never won any real sport like UFC. People act like you some tough fighter but you have never been tested against real fighters. Your just another martial artist dressed in tats and wearing fight shorts. Other guys are still fighting in their mid 40s. ...