Belief

Belief

Always Believe; with belief there is possibility. This is more than positive thinking; it’s an initial step towards implementing resolve in order to accomplish what is important to you. It brings expression to the things that you care about.

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude allows us to relax, come back to our core, feel: To become more porous to life. Acknowledging the beauty and magnificence that surrounds and envelopes us catalyses an appreciation for participating in the unfolding of each moment.

Clarity

Clarity

Being clear means to get to know who you are and to be specific about how you want to move in life. Clarity requires being honest with yourself, which opens the door to investing energy efficiently and effectively. It enriches our mind, body, and spirit.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu

Frodo

Frodo

It is said that the frog is symbolic of cleansing and that we can call on the frog spirit for support in clearing negativity and “toxic” energies, perhaps by renewing

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Quiet

Quiet

I’ve been thinking a lot about paradox. Heck, I’ve been inquiring into several things lately: clarity, routine vs flow, aligning my actions with my values. But something struck me out

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Preservation

Inquisitive. Cautious. Curious. Veiled playfulness, uncertain about the rules of the game, and unnerved by conflicting messages in the ocean of human interaction. …That’s what I see when I look

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Unsettled

Unsettled

In my last post I shared a feeling of ‘settled’. I knew that it would pass. All conditioned things are impermanent–transient, evanescent, inconstant. My autumn training camp has come to

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Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway

Settled

<< Settled >>That was the feeling after my recent 8 hour, 52km jog while crewing for an Ultraman World Championship athlete. The sense arose immediately after crossing the finish line.

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Training Intensities

Smart Training

Most of your training should be Low Intensity Training (LIT); 90-100% in fact! The remaining amount ought be High Intensity Training (HIT). All work over the moderate intensity zone is decreasingly

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Journey, not Balance

It’s easy to accept the adage that managing life is about finding balance: personal time, family, work, other commitments. But I find that it’s a journey, not a balancing or

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Mana

Re-Connection

(Re-)connection refers to the relationship we have with our bodies and senses, each other, our physical environment, and all that lies outside our regularly scheduled programming. It means to feel

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Green. Nature.

Green

There’s an increasing amount of research showing that spending time in nature is good for our health, for a variety of reasons. (Of course, studies aren’t necessarily needed since personal

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Soul-friend

A Candle

Meditation is like a candle.In shorter durations there may not appear to be much change.But over time there are remarkable alterations. Every so often there is calm, and the burning

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Nature. Silence. Energy.

Reflections

In a recent blog post Shawn Bearden was brave enough to write and share his deeply personal reflection. Now it’s time for me to step up and say, “me too”.

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Face Your Fear

Fear & Leaning In

I wrote in my journal last week, before Ironman Tallinn, that what I enjoy most is a simple, consistent daily routine. As an ultra-endurance athlete that means the repetition of

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