Jedi Force, Jedi Rest

Perhaps the placebo effect so often talked about is actually psychosomatic medicine. A research article entitled Chronic Psychological Stress Impairs Recovery of Muscular Function and Somatic Sensations points to this.…

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Orange Blossoms
Stunning and fragrant with orange blossoms.

Orange Blossoms

There’s a saying, “A grateful heart is magnet for miracles.” I arrived in Málaga, then Marbella, somewhat frustrated with various aspects of the day’s travel. During the next 12 hours…

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The Rich Roll Podcast
Chris Hauth, Howie Nordström, Rich Roll

The Rich Roll Podcast

"Intimate, deep and often intense, these are not interviews. They are conversations. A weekly aural dance designed to provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to discover, uncover, unlock and unleash…

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Show Up…

Show Up... ...And just Be. That's what Life does. If it's good enough for Life, it's most certainly good enough for (the illusory) me. When I stop, watch, and listen…

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The Universe Conspires

It's not all rainbows and roses. Sometimes I sabotage myself. I eat, drink, and do things that do not support me. I always suffer the consequences, shake my head, and…

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Recovery

Why are some athletes OK with training 7 days/week (1 day being just movement, without any actual physical stress) and others, like me, need a day off? In a Science…

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Driver?

Where is the driver of this avatar? The mind and body are aspects of, and tools for, this form. This expression is linked to the entire system, as are all…

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Learn • Expand • Share

Of the 29 podcast titles in my Downcast App, four stand out. I love podcasts because they provide access to information, viewpoints and entertainment that enrich my life on many…

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Winter

It's a love-hate relationship. I could say the struggle is between me and winter, but that would be a lie because wintertime is just doing what all seasons do, expressing…

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Yes!

Yes! Today was my official return to structured training after some time off. It feels Grrrreeeeeat! I’m a big believer in the importance of taking time away from one’s primary…

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Heat

It's been a week since IM Los Cabos. My inclination is still to avoid sun and heat which tells me a lot about how stressed my internal systems were by…

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What It’s All About
Sunrise, and another day

What It’s All About

Falling asleep last night was a slow process. Pain was present throughout the entire body, inside and out: sunburn, blisters, muscle aches, joint stiffness, abrasions, internal systems in turmoil, you…

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Breathing

'Sitting on the Edge of the Bank' It's taper time. Keep the frequency, lower the volume. ・・・ Meditation & quiet time are as important now as always. Spending time in…

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Grateful

Grateful Grateful for this beautiful day. Grateful for outstanding health. Grateful for breath. Grateful for clean water. Grateful for silence and stillness. Grateful for being a conduit through which Life…

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Always Becoming

That's a wrap for this maintenance week (a lower volume week that followed a build cycle). There were still some very solid workouts in the disciplines--swim bike run, but with…

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