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Yearly Archives: 2023

Toxic Positivity Is Bullshit

There's this idea going around online that life is supposed to be easy. That we're supposed to be happy all the time. That we should think positively, and that if we think positively, good things will happen to us. I call bullshit. Life is a complicated, messy affair and so-called "negative emotions" are [...]

2023-09-25T12:34:33-07:00September 25th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

How To Assert Dominance

Check out this step-by-step video tutorial on how to assert dominance. (If you have any suggestions on how I could have handled this situation better, please respond in the Comments section below.) Recommended Resources 6 courses to help you improve mobility throughout your kinetic [...]

2023-09-18T11:19:53-07:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Training & Recovery|

The Deadliest Self-Defence Technique (How To)

Check out this step-by-step video tutorial on how to perform the DEADLIEST self-defence technique ever. No matter what martial art you practise, knowing this could save your life. Recommended Resources 6 courses to help you improve mobility throughout your kinetic chain. Awesome for improving [...]

2023-09-18T11:08:39-07:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Training & Recovery|

Getting Clarity When The World Is On Fire

British Columbia is currently under a state of emergency due to unprecedented wildfires. This has quickly become the worst wildfire season in the history of our province. Many people have lost their homes, the air quality is horrific, and citizens are existing in a limbo of fear and uncertainty. My heart goes out [...]

2023-08-28T13:10:07-07:00August 28th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Most Habit-Building Advice Is Wrong

Why is it so easy to create some habits but so tough to create others? The typical advice out there—practise something consistently over a certain period of time, such as 21 days—doesn’t always work. And when this seemingly reasonable formula doesn’t work for us, it can be incredibly demoralizing. It turns out that [...]

2023-08-14T15:06:55-07:00August 14th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

Being Authentic In A World Of Façades

You don’t have to be an expert to have something valuable to teach or say. You don’t need to have a perfect life to have a story worth sharing. And yet... we live in this curated world, this filtered feed. The online world is full of façade and illusion. We can’t [...]

2023-07-24T14:19:02-07:00July 24th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

I Was So Overwhelmed

The best way to overcome a lack of motivation and the resulting inertia is to break a project down into small actions. This has been of tremendous value to me in all aspects of my life and martial arts training. But this tactic does have a caveat. If we keep our actions TOO small, [...]

2023-07-17T16:23:35-07:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|
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