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Mindset & Focus

Your “mental game” has a huge impact on your health and performance. Learn how to adjust your mindset, manage stress and fear, and improve your focus.

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|

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|

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|

Do Sh*t That Scares You

Every step of this online journey has been difficult for me. Anytime I’ve contemplated starting something new—be it website, karate blog, YouTube channel, or podcast—I’ve been filled with anxiety. Am I good enough? Do I have the skills? Will I look stupid? Will people judge me? Every single time. And with every new [...]

2023-05-29T16:11:59-07:00May 29th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Creator Burnout Is Real

I had my camera set up, batteries charged, two videos planned, and all I had to do was press record. But I couldn't do it. I had hit the wall. I had burnt out. For awhile before this, I had been thinking about taking a break. But this scared me. All of my [...]

2023-05-15T13:29:15-07:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life

Changing your story can change your life. When you change the narrative, you expand the limits of what you thought was possible for yourself. I grew up thinking I was clumsy and uncoordinated. I heard this about myself constantly. But I didn’t need to hear it; the evidence was [...]

2023-04-17T13:19:40-07:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

We Need More Compassion In Martial Arts

I’m getting really sick of the “suck it up, buttercup” attitude in martial arts. I was raised to be tough. I was raised to keep my mouth shut, to be seen and not heard, to not be a whiner, to take my shots without tears, to get up after I fall down. I [...]

2023-03-27T08:12:22-07:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Your Thoughts Are Lying To You

You’re not ready. You’re not good enough. You’re not worthy of your rank. You’ll never achieve anything. These are just thoughts in your head. Just words passing through your mind. They mean nothing. And yet we get so caught up in these thoughts that they start to become reality. [...]

2023-03-20T07:23:00-07:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|
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