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6 Profound Gifts You Can Give this Holiday Season  

How many times have you wondered what gift you can give this holiday season? I love wrapped up surprises as much as the next person, but truly, the gifts that mean the most to me are the ones that touch my heart and change my life in positive and powerful ways. You do not need to… Read More 6 Profound Gifts You Can Give this Holiday Season  

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4 Steps to Martial Art Mindfulness

What if I told you that there is a martial art component that everyone can learn? You can practice it any place, at any time. Your physical limitations do not matter. Your size makes no difference. Your age, heart health, and other issues do not hinder you in any way. Would you be willing to… Read More 4 Steps to Martial Art Mindfulness

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A Full Belly – A Special Thanksgiving Post

A FULL BELLY Years ago, on Thanksgiving morning, I would take a short drive to the homeless shelter in the middle of town, where I would spend the morning not thinking about myself, but about others. This is where the homeless went for meals, and sometimes lodging. On regular days, they would quietly line the… Read More A Full Belly – A Special Thanksgiving Post

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Pushing Hands: The Change Begins Within

I attended my first pushing hands event recently. Coming from a 29-year history in Korean styles, this past year I have delved into Chinese martial arts to enhance my practice, and also because I have had a lifelong interest in Tai Chi. The retreat was offered through the Tampa Bay Martial Arts Group in Florida… Read More Pushing Hands: The Change Begins Within

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Positivity is Like a Spin Kick

Have you ever felt stuck in a situation? Trust me, I have been there. Even though I focus on positivity, it does not mean that I do not have to face obstacles like everyone else. Some of my dreams and aspirations get thwarted because of negativity. We all fall into that trap at times, but… Read More Positivity is Like a Spin Kick

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3 Things You Must Change to be Abundantly Rich in Life

If you can carve a few moments out of your day, then you have the time to make small, positive, and lasting changes that will improve your life in a powerful way. Taking baby steps in something, anything, can lead to big accomplishments and bring you abundant richness in your life. But, how do you… Read More 3 Things You Must Change to be Abundantly Rich in Life

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Be More Positive About Yourself

There is one person from whom you can never disengage. You have to put up with their mood, personality, and conflicts. But, you get to share in their triumphs, successes and joys. It is about time you started to embrace the good and let the bad go because this person is you! People generally focus… Read More Be More Positive About Yourself

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Life is Full of Blessings

The day I stepped foot into a martial art school was a blessing. I did not know it then, but now, 29 years later, I realize the tremendous blessing it has been. That is the interesting thing about blessings. We often overlook them until after the fact. When we are smack-dab in the middle of… Read More Life is Full of Blessings

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Social Media is Neither Friend nor Foe

IDENTIFY YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PURPOSE Every day, I log onto my social media accounts, post a few photos, some inspirational words, helpful content, and ideas for others to live a better life. While that all sounds very simple, it requires some effort, imagination, and focus. I usually have a concept in mind. I ask myself,… Read More Social Media is Neither Friend nor Foe