Adventure, Despair, Repair– High Highs and Low Lows. One year blog update!!**

It’s approaching almost one year since the last time I wrote in my blog, and I finally decided to break in the blog again.

Why have I not written? Let’s just chalk it up to being a terrible blogger. I have this mental block where I can’t write about it until after it’s happened, so the fact that I stayed and stayed and stayed in Mexico… had not represented a closed chapter, so I didn’t write about it. Yeah, I suck, ...

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I suck ass but what else is new? #whitebeltproblems

RFT brazil, "working defense"Today in the morning I took the Pro Luta Livre class. I considered NOT taking that class, because I feel I am not at the appropriate level for the class, but I took a look at the schedule and nothing else in the morning really looked enticing, so I just decided to stick it out a few more days til I ...

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Day 12/90 The Healing Power of Simply Being

by Mary O’Malley

from here

“Underneath all of the busyness in our lives, what we truly long for is to just be. Even though it is one of the most profound things a human being can do, most of us don’t know how to be. Our minds are usually planning what is going to happen, rehashing what did happen, and struggling with everything else in between. We love to acquire and do, fix and ...

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Day 10/90 The Guest House by Rumi


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, ...

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Day 8/90 Yin Yang

Yin-Yang means shadow and light and describes how opposites are interconnected and interdependent. They work together to form a whole. Everything has both yin and yang aspects.

In the words of my favorite linguist Saussure: meaning is derived through opposition.

How could lightness be understood without darkness? How could shadow exist without light?

yin yang










image from here

Day 4/90 Fasting for 24 hours

I have never in my life ever done a 24 hour fast.

I feel like me and fasting just don’t get along, that’s just not what we do. I’m not the type to “forget to eat” (wtf is THAT?!), and I like to have regularly timed meal intervals. Generally every 3 hours, like the good bodybuilder that I am.

So..why am I doing this. I guess…I am interested in stretching my limits. And seeing what I can tolerate. To demonstrate my inner ...

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Day 3/90 Some Quotes for you Today

Some cool quotes for today:


Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. TS Eliot


Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George ...

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Day 2/90: Mindful Eating Challenge

Today my challenge to myself is to:

-eat mindfully at every meal

-rate my hunger prior to eating and after eating

-rate my emotions prior to eating, and after eating


Mindful eating involves using all your senses to be aware of your food and how you eat it. Slowing down. Acknowledging your responses to the food without judgement. And tuning in to physical hunger, satiety cues, and even psychological processes, to see how they all interact within your eating.


Will you join me today in ...

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90 Days of Speaking Heart Starts TODAY

Many of you already know that I believe optimal health and wellness is constructed from a marriage of a healthy body and a healthy mind. I do believe that achieving elite levels of fitness can only be obtained from achieving a self awareness with regards to the body…and a self awareness with regards to the SOUL. Or the MIND. Or PSYCHOLOGY. Or the HEART. However you want to call it. I’m using these words loosely– interchangeably.

As I continue my quest ...

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