Category Archives: training technique

Discipline – A Soft Skill

  Discipline is one of the soft skills that sounds good but harder to execute. Discipline has worked for me, before I retired and continued to even now. It is not an innate trait, but something I learned along the … Continue reading

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Putting “Fear” In Perspective

  Fear has a bad reputation in our culture – it is perceived as a negative and weakness. In actuality, fear is not all bad. Being afraid is normal. After all it is one of the fundamental human emotions.  It … Continue reading

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Knowing My Limits

  “What would you like to be when you grow up?” is a perennial question I think about even after I retired 6 years ago.  Yes, the question is relevant because I am continuing to learn about myself, particularly after … Continue reading

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Big Data & Gardening

  Yesterday in Washington the temperature was in the mid 60’s Fahrenheit and sunny.  I was out in the yard raking leaves and seeding grass.  Today, less than twelve hours, a complete turnaround – high temperature never got beyond low … Continue reading

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Knowledge & Skills

  Knowledge and skills do not go hand-in-hand necessarily.  Knowledge can be acquired relatively easy now-a-day with the help of internet.  Skills on the other hand takes time, or more precisely experience, to hone.  Preferably the relevant experience. The famed … Continue reading

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On Being Chronic

  Being chronic has a connotative association to things negative.  Chronic disease, chronic worrying, chronic illness . . . Whatever the situation, being chronic implies a long term happening that will wear us down.  It saps our energy, choice, or … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Self During Covid-19

  I have posted “Taking Care Of Self” a few years back. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become even more imperative to revisit this topic. Instead of getting worn out by the Coronavirus, it is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Reblog: Take three breaths

  Meditation is a good way to be mindful of the present and to disrupt autopilot or mindlessness. A nice concept in theory but how exactly does one go about achieving it? Wait no more.  The advise of “take three … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of What Doesn’t Serve

  For the past two and a half months, I have been practicing daily yoga.  And a simple yet profound reminder I discover from my practices is the saying of “letting go of what does not serve.” What does not … Continue reading

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Hill Workout During Holidays

  Went for a hill run this morning. Not that I am training for any races but because I have been eating a lot during the holidays and really can use some intensity workout to burn off the surplus calories.  … Continue reading

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