The downside of flow states and setting guardrails to mitigate

The downside of flow states and setting guardrails to mitigate

One late night about 25 years ago, I was driving by myself on I-15 from Salt Lake City back to Idaho Falls, Idaho, when I fell asleep at the wheel. I woke up to the left side of my car sliding along a guardrail. When I later returned to the scene a few days later with...
Coming clean on my 30+ year chemical addiction

Coming clean on my 30+ year chemical addiction

I want to come clean on my 30+ year chemical addiction. Although the chemicals feel really good, they have a downside. I recognize now that I do have a serious problem and it’s taken me many years to understand what I was doing to myself and why. My hope is that...
In order to win – martial arts for life

In order to win – martial arts for life

Katsu Tame Ni – “In Order to Win” by David B. Glover “I’m sorry, but you have cancer.” I didn’t say anything to the doctor. I didn’t know what to say. I sat there numbly and shook my head slowly from side to side, as I played his words over and over and over in my...
Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

My good friend and fellow cyclist, Peter Springer, shared this story to his friends in his “Goodbye” email that he sent out to announce his move from Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC. I used to ride with Peter when I worked for Capital One. We would ride after work in...
Navy SEAL PT at the United States Naval Academy

Navy SEAL PT at the United States Naval Academy

I recently met a retired Navy SEAL who knew a former company mate of mine at the Naval Academy (USNA), Stew Smith who became a Navy SEAL officer. After eight years in the SEAL Teams and as an instructor at the Naval Academy Physical Education Department, Stew resigned...
One fiber focus – a metaphor for getting things done

One fiber focus – a metaphor for getting things done

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn Feeling a little overwhelmed by life? I, too, often feel overwhelmed often by all responsibilities of all the various roles I play in my life – husband, son, brother, friend, entrepreneur, coach,...