Category: All the Things

A general catch-all for all things not yet categorized.

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Wise(r) Words from Old(er) People…

In between is where passions are realized, love is found, strength is gained, and priceless life-long memories are made. - Marc Chernoff I never knew my Grandparents very well at all. I'd met my Mother's parents, but only while I was young and only briefly. Barriers like language and the Pacific Ocean made it impossible ...

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The Difference Between…

Good form, bad form. Not much difference. - Grandmaster Jino Kim In martial arts, the pursuit of perfection with the knowledge of its impossibility is something that Masters understand, and yet despite it, encourage the continued journey toward it. It turns out that it doesn't take much to reach that close-but-no-cigar space. What would've been ...

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For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. - Lily Tomlin Most people probably know this to stand for "Same $#!t, Different Day".  (Or if you're a nerd, you might remember it as "Single Sided, Double Density", referring to the old floppy disks - remember those?)  Anyway, it does feel like that sometimes, doesn't it?  Same ol' things, ...

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Because Local…

Your favorite popular brands were once small businesses, too. On this Small Business Saturday, don't forget to check out the best your city has to offer. Shop, eat, drink local. It's great stuff and services by great people, close to home. All the jazz about economy is nothing without starting at home first.

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A Bad Day…

Everyone has bad days. The good news is you (should) get another one tomorrow. Until then, here are a few great ways to get back to par: Sleep. They say sleep is like hitting reset on your mind. Exercise. Nothing changes the chemistry in your mind and body like a great workout. Meditate. Clear your ...

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Man’s…and Woman’s Search for Meaning…

Simon Sinek says, "Start with Why."Most people will strive to do their best if directed properly. Most people want to do a good job. We often hear about "Millenials being lazy" or "Gen X'ers don't care", or some variation thereto. All excuses. What we often forget is that beyond the paycheck, we want to have ...

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Through the Center…

Most everyone who practices a traditional Asian martial art remembers learning his or her first form, Basic Form 1.  It usually has some variations between styles, but typically created a basic "I" pattern.  As simple as it may seem from afar, the transitional motions, combined with the stances, steps, and technique can be quite difficult ...