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

Everything is possible

What really matters

Numerically, I’ve lost fitness during the last 4.5 days of full rest while the body eliminated a sinus & lung infection. The timing–transition week between maximum build & beginning of

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Health

It’s taken more than a year but I’m finally feeling healthy again. More accurately, after 51 years, well-being is arising. The first statement refers directly to my body, and to

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On Point

Vigilance

I’m feeling on point with my training. Healthy, even. Body, mind, spirit. Does that mean everything is perfect? Definitely not. Development is a process. Vigilance, commitment, and consistency are key.

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(No)Action

The Tao teaches Wu Wei, the action of no-action. A part of this has to do with relaxing, and allowing things to come about in their own time and way.

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Howie--Solo Camping

Reflection Day

Yup, that’s me: solo camping (2009), and on a bike (1972). A few years later I painted that Spidy-bike red & blue with black spiderwebs. I was 6 years old.

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Enjoy Yourself

Content & Motion

My swim today brought something interesting, and a bit new. I’ve been struggling these last few days with listlessness in the body. So, slipping into the lake, caressed by a

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Flow vs Resistance

Resistance

The hardest part of working out is overcoming resistance–more so in the mind than the body. Even when the body is protesting for legitimate reasons, I still find that it’s

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Foundation & Transmission

Foundation & Transmission

The concept of athletic form refers to a healthy foundation and correct biomechanics. What happens below affects what’s above, and vice versa. Beyond anatomy, form is also about embodiment; how

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The author on a morning run.

Resiliency

What does resiliency really mean? Or perhaps more importantly, what is it I intend to relay with the concept? Basically, the ability to change shape as a result of internal

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Data & Spirit

Data & Spirit

During the last three months of spring training I’ve focused on building resiliency and durability in body and mind, while maintaining balance in spirit. I’ll discuss some data first, then

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Layers, or Illusion

Layers, or Illusion

As I wrote in my last post, I’m unpacking layers physically (inside), emotionally, and mentally. It’s about the search for myself–my true self. Paradoxically, as the layers are stripped away

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The practice of vulnerable gratitude

Vulnerability

Gratitude is a recurring theme in everything I do and there’s a reason for that. It helps me stay sane & healthy, and to train effectively. It helps me feel

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