self improvement

When you share your knowledge, you get more than you give.
Unfamiliar physical challenges and movement patterns have an extraordinary effect on your brain and body.
Is your training stuck in a rut? Step back and take an honest look at what motivates you to lift.
Through these practice I no longer stress about being perfect. Instead, I love my body for simply existing.
It’s easy to work with a talented athlete, but you need patience and knowledge to teach clients with little talent or possibly even desire.
In order for women (and men) to embrace their bodies, we need to look beyond accepting our physical appearance.
I enjoy reading articles by the Breaking Muscle coaches about their perspective on the Games. From them, three common themes emerge.
If I can get past my ego and realize I am acting based on a past experience. I can question whether that experience has value in the present.
I never connected with affirmations until I found a one that truly resonated with what I wanted. Use your "work-in journal" to answer questions and create a true intention for your life.
In my eyes, having a yoga practice is more about how we live our life. It is a sacred time and opportunity to work in magical ways to rise up and become more than our stories of misfortune.
Are you working out because it's beneficial and enjoyable? Or are you doing it because you're trying to fix something from the past?
My relationship with BJJ is evolving. Sometimes I wear a suit and talk to academics, and sometimes I write about jiu jitsu instead of training. I am merging my lives into one whole.
What you don’t say might just kill you. Relieve stress by walking through the fear to speak up for yourself. Tips, poses, and meditations to say what you really want to say without fear or judgement.
I recommend "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" both for its message and for its flaws. It has some great lessons about life, but it's written in a way that caused my inner seventh grader to roll her eyes.
Along with other amazing female black belts I run the Women's Grappling Camp. It's about bringing jiu jitsu to women, bringing women together, and all of creating something much bigger than ourselves.
I work hard at self-awareness. I find it to be helpful to my learning process as an athlete. I discovered I always follow the same 5 step process of breakdown and awareness. It's ugly, but it works.