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Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

It’s quite simple. Stop complaining. I know that politics suck and life is difficult and that we all feel like there is a lack of opportunity, or that we are entitled to something. When it does not go our way, it is easy to complain. Negative words fall from our tongues as freely as a waterfall… Read More Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

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How to Be More Positive in 2018

Say Goodbye to 2017 2017 probably contained a bit of good and a bit of bad. Either way, it is time to let go of what once was and look forward to a new year with positive anticipation. It is a great time for resolutions and goals, but in order to make any of that… Read More How to Be More Positive in 2018

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5 Reasons I Hate the Martial Arts

I know, the title of this blog post is a bit harsh, isn’t it? Well, read on to find out exactly what I mean. Perhaps you will agree. 1.    Last resort sport I hate the fact that a martial art is often thought of as a “last resort sport” for kids.  Parents walk into… Read More 5 Reasons I Hate the Martial Arts

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The 6 Worst Reasons To Not Try a Martial Art

If this were my perfect world, all people would be like me.  They would think the way I do and see the world through my eyes.  They would find a martial art that they like and learn it.  Yes, I think my way is perfect.  But, they are not me, and there are reasons why they will not even try a martial art.  It… Read More The 6 Worst Reasons To Not Try a Martial Art

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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