FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

re·sil·ience /rəˈzilyəns/ | noun The power or ability to return to original form, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. Boxing did not come naturally to me. The sport, built on a foundation of technique and mental toughness, happens to also be comprised of intimidation, fear-mongering, primal rage, and arrogant posturing. I suspect my slow… Continue reading FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

WE TRAVEL IN PERFECT CIRCLES

I received my bachelor's degree when I was 23 and, at that time, the world seemed like it was mine for the taking. The feeling lasted seventeen days before the shine wore off. I lived in Toronto and there weren't a lot of jobs in my field. I sent out countless resumes but couldn't catch… Continue reading WE TRAVEL IN PERFECT CIRCLES

YES WE CAN

Things are impossible until they're not. Dreams are only crazy if we remain fast asleep." My father was athletic. Ridiculously tall and lanky, he moved with a spindly and fluid flow. He passed on those genetics so my brother and I joined the legions of 'beanpoles' in the world—people with bodies that stretched like dark matter about… Continue reading YES WE CAN

TO THE EXTREME

[...] Extreme fitness is less about being young again and more about building yourself up for the years ahead. In other words, getting better at getting older." I've always been in awe of athletes. The sport doesn't matter much, what inspires me is the drive, fearlessness, and tenacity of anyone who signs up for gruelling workouts… Continue reading TO THE EXTREME

FEAR LESS

fear  ˈfir | noun  A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. ˈfir | verb (with or without an object) To regard/have fear; be afraid (of/for). Bad things happen to good people: unemployment, illness, poverty, divorce, and crime. The unknown and… Continue reading FEAR LESS