Tag: empowered

To become a balanced athlete, start by looking in the mirror

There’s a good reason why quality fitness centers have so many mirrors. They aren’t there to remind you of how much weight you still need to lose. They are there to help you become more balanced. This month, I’m conducting several training sessions on the balanced athlete. I developed this training, which is a blend […]

The best New Year’s resolution advice you’ll ever receive

If you’re a regular gym goer, you know that gyms get crowded in January then attendance dies off in February. It’s the phenomenon of failed resolution. People have a tough time maintaining that feeling of excitement they felt when they first made the commitment. They start strong after the new year but within a few […]


Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It is the acknowledgment of fear and the willingness to work with it and move beyond it. The refusal to acknowledge fear can cause us to burrow into a hole. That hole becomes a hiding place, providing a claustrophobic atmosphere. There is a maxim that says,” When you […]

Taking Responsibility

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 – 1952) An essential component of spiritual practice is realizing that if we don’t take full responsibility for ourselves and our past we will repeat the past. We may continue to […]

Costa Rica 2011 (PART TWO)

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. The knowledge is not us (the teachers), but it is out there in the universe, and we help set up the environment in which it can be heard, felt, experienced, and transmitted.” Albert Einstein Laura McNew, a six- […]