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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

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How to Combat a Negative World

Positivity and hope only go so far. The hard, cold truth is that we live in an unpredictable world that we cannot control. Crazy people do as they please, and we are either victims or observers, neither of which is ideal. How do we keep these harmful actions in our society today from turning us… Read More How to Combat a Negative World

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Find Clarity in Your Life

FINDING CLARITY Many people struggle with their purpose in life. At some point, everyone questions it. Clarity, or a sense of purpose, reaches far beyond a job, profession, religion, and even family. It is a seed buried within that few can readily or easily find. There is probably more than one true purpose in your… Read More Find Clarity in Your Life

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The Martial Arts Woman book

Everything I do, write, and say is about empowering others to be the best that they can be. This project was the most special because it is a collaboration with more than twenty-five other martial art women.Their stories, anecdotes, difficulties, life-lessons and motivations will inspire you to be the best that YOU can be. Don’t… Read More The Martial Arts Woman book

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The Dangers of Hiding

There are many times in our lives when we try to hide. We hide from things, emotions, other people, or even ourselves. If our self-image is inadequate, we struggle with making any progress whatsoever in our lives. Hiding is a great method of avoidance of a problem or situation that we do not want to… Read More The Dangers of Hiding