Some words have very little meaning, and yet they are used way too much. Other words have giant importance and yet they are seldom used. Conscience is one such word that is used infrequently, and yet its power and dynamic relevance is always significant. A deep, trustworthy internal guidance system is an important gift, we… More Conscience and the chain of healthy, reinforcing behaviors
In my teaching of the martial arts to my students, I start with the importance of a strong foundation. And I never let up on the critical necessity of having a powerful stance. Without an effective base, no defense can be solidly utilized and no attack can be launched with confident poise and balance. Each… More Stepping back to step forward
The changes we want in life can seem so difficult and unreachable, when we view them at the base of the Mountain. At that point, we must remember that we do not leap over mountains but climb them one step at a time. And when viewed this way major change is just taking steps up… More Power to Change
Many aspects of our life are like the weather. They can not be changed. They are what they are. Ok. I get it. You can not control the forecast outside. But you can control your internal climate. You can control the the forecast for the inside. It is within our power to predict more sun.… More Your Forecast
To improve our perspective, we must start with a fresh approach each day. Clear your mind and heart, open yourself to new vistas of learning, outlook, and attitude. Start with the internal value that you believe you can make a difference, and follow through until you do. We can greatly enhance our lives by a… More To improve your perspective.
When you are near the ocean, as you hike around the coastal inland, you will notice stagnant pools of rotting debris and moss. You will also notice, tidal pools that are living estuaries of growing and healthy things. The difference between the two is circulation. The water flowing in and out of the tidal pool… More The need for daily spiritual flow, in our lives.
One of the learning experiences that has caused me to readopt my college nickname of “Slam” is realizing the crucial importance of realness, to life happiness and fulfillment. I was called that nickname in college, because I was an enthusiastic Southern fireball, in a college on the west coast. When something was really incredible to… More Inside Out Living