Clear Your Mind with Neuroscience

Neuroscientists have identified 5 Effective ways to deal with unwanted thoughts. As a coach of ultra-endurance athletes, I’ve discovered that much of success requires more psychological finesse than it does aerobic endurance. Succeeding in sports is always going to rely on mastering your mindset and explanatory styles. As Yogi Berra said, “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” One of the most important skills I’ve learned as a Martial Artist and athlete myself is how to clear my mind…

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How to use the “OSS” in your life and What in the World does it Mean?

If you frequent any mixed martial arts forums, blogs, or social media platforms and see someone use the term “OSS” you may scratch your head and ask yourself, “what does that mean?” When looking at the meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”, it’s important to understand that the term has several uses ranging from a greeting to answering a question and acknowledging an opponent’s skill among other things. OSS it’s a pretty generic term derived from Japanese martial arts. It is…

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How to Use the Flu to Your Full Advantage!

How to Use the Flu to Your Full Advantage! Tis the SEASON!!! The flu season brings lots of challenges… especially with that nasty thing we call the Flu or A Cold! One of the biggest health culprits during the new year is the flu. With all of the talk about flu shots in the fall, most people don’t realize that there is a spike in flu activity in December and January and flu season goes all the way to April.…

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Do you suffer from Alexander the Great SYNDROME?

Why did Alexander the Great Weep? In my research this morning… I’ve been thinking about the standard answer to why he wept… because “There were no more worlds to conquer.” I’ve called this “Alexander the Great Syndrome.” Its the idea of the sorrow an over achiever feels when they believe they’re at the very pinnacle of their career and begin to lose a driving purpose in life. Upon further study, I think the real reason he wept was exactly the…

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Good Men and Martial Arts

Good Men and Martial Arts – How to Get in Touch with Your Inner Warrior As a Psychologist, Theologian and Life & Business Coach for over 25 years, I’ve emphasized that the warrior spirit is “hard wired” for men. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were warriors. As warriors they were required to defend themselves to survive. They had to defend their family and tribe. This was MUST in order to even just Survive. While most of us in the Western world no…

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BOXING – A Workout That Can FIRE UP Your LIFE!

“Boxing is the ultimate challenge,” Sugar Ray Leonard said. “There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.” The welterweight legend wasn’t just talking about throwing and taking punches. Boxing involves near constant movement. You have to be agile and precise and play a mental game of  action-reaction. A three-minute round can feel like the longest three hours of your life. “Boxing has changed my life… I’m a Champion in…

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