Mar 10

The Amazing Power of Words

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How often do we underestimate the power of words? Today we are bombarded by words from all directions. The internet, the media, the blogosphere – wherever and whatever it is – we are inundated. Ironically, people say that reading levels are down, that people don’t buy books like they used to, that we are regressing …

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Feb 04

Man of Tai Chi – Part Two

Man of Tai Chi. What exactly is a man of tai chi? I believe I am a man of tai chi. What does this statement mean? This will need an explanation because to be of a tai chi manner is… well, complicated. In the movie Man of Tai Chi by Keanu Reeves the main character …

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Oct 02

A Life in the Present

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A Life in the Present How many people do you know that stew in hate, fear, resentment, or envy over something that happened yesterday, or maybe last week, last year, or years ago. They remember a bad situation over and over again. Letting it affect them negatively, repeatedly, all the time. They can’t let it …

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May 17

Man of Tai Chi – Part One

Man of Tai Chi I’ve seen my share of Martial Arts movies and it’s very rare to find one that profiles modern day Tai Chi Chuan. Why? Tai Chi Chuan is not really considered a “martial art” by the masses, but more of a gentle, mindful exercise. Most people who see it practiced by the …

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Aug 26

The Practice Gloves – an attempt at 10,000 hrs

I started thinking about how much time I spent doing things after I read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers. I’m an average person. I have some skills, but I have some talents too. But The Outliers talks about what it takes to become an outlier – a person with incredible skill, an expert, a virtuoso. The …

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Mar 08

Why You Should Believe In Chi

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I was born in 1969, the summer of Love. Seven years later a movie was released on my birthday that changed the way I looked at life – Star Wars. I became a fan of the characters and stories that George Lucas created. However, as I grew, nothing captured my attention like the idea of …

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