Decreasing Stress, Encouragement, Karate, Learn to Appreciate, Motivational, Philosophy

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

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Eye to Eye With Hurricane Irma

I heard about Hurricane Irma many days ago. Every time I hear of such an event my first thought is, “I hope it does not come here.” Being a person who believes in positivity, I take it a step further and wish good thoughts that it would absolutely blow away. This time, my powerful good… Read More Eye to Eye With Hurricane Irma

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Bravery is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Do you consider yourself brave? Neither did I. Not until I started to assess the world around me and decide that I was going to step up to the challenge of making it a better place. Where would I start? How would I do it? These are the questions you can ask yourself, as well.… Read More Bravery is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

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4 Ways Women in Martial Arts Earn Respect from the Opposite Sex

Women are awesome martial artists, there is no doubt. They have come a long way from the days when they were not allowed to practice martial arts at all! There are still some growing pains, but those nuances are being eliminated by younger generations of girls and women who are moving through the ranks, and… Read More 4 Ways Women in Martial Arts Earn Respect from the Opposite Sex