Foundation & Vision: The Keys to Forward Progress (And some Cara Updates)

Happy June! The year has been burning away fast, but that's to be expected when you're running a business, independently producing an entire online show, and trying to have a life, which, I am. Well, at the least the first two things. Before I start doling out my innermost ramblings, a bit of business. I've …

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How I Made More Free Time: Limiting Social Media

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely heard me mention recently that I dramatically limited my social media use. My January restriction from IG and Facebook (I have a Twitter but never use it, and stopped using Snapchat a while ago) was simply that I do not go on them except for between …

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Listening: How Acting Exercises Helped Me Become a Better Coach and Athlete

"Listen like you are an animal in the forest," -Steve Perlmutter Steve was my first year acting workshop teacher, specifying in a practice called "Meisner," based on the theories and exercises created by Sanford Meisner. Without getting bogged down in actor lingo, I'll try to describe parts of the Meisner method and how it ended …

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Losing to Win: Learning to Take Responsibility for My Story

If you don't know me very well, you might not know that Strongman, my sport, my hobby, my athletic pursuit, one of my greatest passions, is a lot more to me than just something I do to stay in shape or entertain myself.  For me, Strongman has been a refuge, a place of rediscovery and …

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It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Better

It's gonna be Not Fun. You're going to think things like, "Wow, I'm an uncoordinated potato person who clearly has existed thus far based on luck alone," or, "I am a shame to my ancestors," and "Can I die now please?" It's okay, really.  Beginning a new physical skill and fitness regimen, ESPECIALLY when you …

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The Beginner’s Gauntlet: You Don’t Hate Working Out, You Hate Being Out of Shape

Chest pains. Nausea. Body shakes. You dread working out, because this is what it means to you. Total exhaustion and PAIN.  You avoid working out, because working out means pain. UNBEARABLE pain. But this isn't what working feels like. That's what being out of shape feels like. Don't get me wrong, an effective workout should …

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HANDLE IT: Break Down and Prioritize Your Goals

Handle it. When it gets hard, but you handle it. When you’re tired, but you handle it. When you want to give up, stop trying and leave it to someone else, but you handle it. We are capable of so much more than we realize, but sometimes when we work on setting personal goals, we …

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Gratitude for the Grind

There are hard days. And then there are days where you feel like the universe has conspired for no particular reason to utterly upend your shit. Be grateful for these days. Greet these days begrudgingly but with an affirmative nod. Because sometimes they're the days that have something really important to teach you. And sometimes …

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How to Go Through Hell – Training and Living Through Anxiety

Sometimes nothing in particular is wrong, YOU just feel wrong. Unsure, unconfident, like you're making the wrong choices. Sometimes you get stuck there for days, weeks. Everything you say sounds wrong. Every decision you make seems like a terrible idea. Ah, anxiety you sure know how to make life suck for absolutely no reason. If …

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