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  It is extraordinarily frustrating to live as a black-and-white thinker in a world full of grey.  If we are limited to perceiving relationships, circumstances, and situations in an exclusively binary manner, we will likely end up either extremely happy

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A virtuous cycle is a chain of events that reinforces itself through some type of feedback loop, with advantageous or positive results.  As the cycle develops, it is strengthened. Despite appearances, a virtuous cycle isn’t self-propagating.  If the cycle doesn’t

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I have been listening to a wonderful speaker lately, by the name of Graham Cooke.  A lot of his teachings have to do with our reframing ourselves.  Rather than seeing ourselves as starting from a place of weakness, defeat, sin,

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Many of the athletes I work with are at or near the elite level.  They have spent years developing their craft, so that they can be world-class.  Because of this, many of them do not need me to set their expectations.

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I don’t enjoy a lot of TV programs.  I want to, and there seem to be a lot of shows that many people enjoy.  I have done searches on the Internet for “Best New TV shows” or “Best Shows of

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There have been quite a few social media posts about 2016, and how bad of a year it was.  Phrases such as, “2016! Worst year ever!”  and “2016!  Be done already!” pretty popular right now. Part of me gets it.

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I was listening to a podcast yesterday by theologian and pastor Greg Boyd.  In his opening remarks, he stated that sometimes in life, we are given a spotlight on where to go and how to proceed.  More often, however, we

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I’m a bit stuck on what to write today, and it’s been a while since I have posted, so here is part of a long story.  A lot of us have similar stories, many with not as great outcomes. In

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Much of the time, eating for me is a fairly utilitarian affair.  I recognize that my body burns energy and needs the sources of that energy to be replaced, in order for me to be more productive and healthy.  There

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Resistance band training! Ms Lily and Mr Daniel showing some foam roll drills they learned from Master Wissbroecker.  Great leaders! #team Thank you, Ms Hommer!  It's a pen!  And, it lights up!  Whoo-Hoo! Took a couple hours to read Peak Poomsae's training reflections.  A lot of good feedback from them, and I'm impressed (and not surprised) how articulate they are regarding their training needs and performance. 
Gonna be somethin' this year... Look at these fantastic benches made by Mr Ben Klement!  Thank you, sir! Peak Poomsae writing reflections after training.  Engaging the brain and the body!