Layers, or Illusion
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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Vulnerability
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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Sunrise
Lapakahi, Hawai'i: 600 year old, partially restored fishing village still inhabited less than 100 years ago.

Sunrise

Today's workouts followed yesterday's Sacred Rest Day. Time for spirit is a regular part of everything I do because it instills energy into mind and body. Simply, it allows me…

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High-quality connections

A recent article by a prominent news agency grabbed my attention, "Friend zone: why we all long to belong".Author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses how belonging--in a relationship or a group--gives…

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Celebrate

It's taken me a long time to learn the importance of doing things for the soul, rather than only challenging the limits of the body or mind.I've pushed myself. I've…

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Nourishment

Today I was graced with two beautiful interactions by two very wonderful people in my life. To say that I'm chuffed by their complements would be an understatement. ...Here's right…

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Gratitude

I've been quite silent lately. It's been clear that I've needed to write about gratitude, but I haven't felt super grateful. Well, I have in some areas of my life,…

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The Journey

People ask me, or more specifically wonder, how I can do an Ironman. They find the idea of swimming 3.86 km (2.4 miles), cycling 180.2 km (112 miles) and running…

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The Inner Fire

My entire life has been about connecting to, or perhaps the search for, the inner fire. What drives me? What sustains me? What keeps me going?Since early childhood I've felt…

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The Inside Happy
Together

The Inside Happy

"It's that Inside Happy feeling. You know what I mean?" While at the health food store yesterday evening I started chatting with one of the staff, whom I've not seen…

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Silence, then Growth

(Photo by Ken Hansen) Inside my heart there's been a poignant silence these past hours. The feeling I'm experiencing is one of mourning. Many others, near and far, are expressing…

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