The Mouse And The Trap (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Do not chase your opponents into their game. The longer we practice jiu-jitsu, the more we develop our own uniquely personal technical-style, strategies, and tactics. While this is happening, however, our training partners are also working on improving and developing their own personal styles as well, their own games, so to speak. Like us, they,…

Our Story Of Becoming

We all need to feel supported in our pursuit of the person we are meant to be. One of the greatest gifts we can receive from another person is to be believed by them, to have them see or hear the story we are trying to tell about who we are in the world and…

Expression Creates Reality

Positive change begins with positive expression. The ideas we put into the world shape our reality and the reality of others. The way we express ourselves, in word and deed, has the power to change our attitudes, perceptions, and the attitudes and perceptions of others. By changing the way we express ourselves, we empower ourselves…

To Be Joyful Is To Be Contrarian

We should seek out that which genuinely excites us, not that which simply gets us by. There is more to life than calculated practicality. In fact, it could be argued that a life lived based on practicality alone is a life not lived at all. Sometimes it is necessary to run away from that which…

Creative Constancy

We cannot stop the world from moving, but we can create a respite for ourselves where we can find ourselves and be ourselves. Change is inevitable, but we all need a constant. We need to feel grounded or rooted in something. We need to know that there is meaningful, purposeful work that belongs to us,…