The Funny/Not-Funny Curse of a Martial Artist

“Oh, you’re a martial artist?” “Yeah, long time.” “Cool.  What would you do if I did this?”  And they proceed to do all kinds of crazy physical attacks on you.  They grab you, punch at you, choke you, and kick you.  “Hey, check this out.  Let me get you in a headlock …” Mmm.  No. … Continue reading The Funny/Not-Funny Curse of a Martial Artist

Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?

The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on.  There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence.  And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?

The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This

Last month, I agreed to an interview with a marketing company who was looking for experienced insight on a project they’re working on, related to the fitness industry.  I was happy to help and it was a great conversation. That was that, but a few weeks later, I got an email from them asking if … Continue reading The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This