It Starts With One Step

This is going to be a quick one. A client of mine recently said to me “You know, I’m really enjoying giving myself challenges. It’s fun. It’s like life is an interesting video game and I’m always looking forward to leveling up”. The reason this is significant is because this guy came out of the depths of survival mode. He …

Music Is My Vehicle

Some of you might know that I’m a singer and guitarist in a rock n’ roll band. Last weekend, we had our second sold out show at a beautiful local furniture shop/coffeehouse. First thing to note was that the show was sold out in advance. It’s not the norm for that venue, even with a humble capacity of somewhere between …

Teaching Is Undoing

Our Muay Thai coach is on vacation. I’ve been given the honor not only to take his place and run group training during his absence, but to work with some of his private 1-on-1 students as well for a couple of weeks.  In working with both the group and the individual students, I find myself unable to separate the life …

I’ve Been Reading a Lot Lately.

I’ve been reading quite a lot lately. I’ve also done a LOT of re-reading for various reasons. It was only when I put all the books I’ve read in the past two and a half months together in a photograph that I realized that I’ve been reading at a pace which is unprecedented in my life. Of course, I’m going …

The Body Is the Mind

I remember being in Wushu (or Kungfu) class quite a few years ago learning some of the basic stances.  “Extend your arms all the way out” said the teacher.  “But..I am” I thought to myself.  A quick look into the mirror across the hall told me otherwise. There was still a little more straightening of the elbows that could happen, …

When Men Reach Out For Help

“I have to admit, I just can’t get anything right. I can’t make a single good decision. I don’t trust my own judgement at all anymore. Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it”. As a life coach for men, I feel a little conflicted when I hear guys say something like that. And we hear this VERY …