Every night when I leave the house to go to the dojo to practice Aikido my sweetie Will calls out, "Don't get hurt and don't hurt anybody." I'm not much of a danger to anyone, but some people are a danger to me.
John Stevens Sensei, a Buddhist priest, and 7th Dan visited our dojo, Bay Marin Aikido for a weekend of training. Stevens, a foremost authority on Aikido has penned more than thirty books on Buddhism, Aikido and Asian culture. The experience brought new dimensions to our taijutsu, body skills or body arts.
"Our stories are in us from a long time ago," says DeeDee Myers a leadership trainer, triathlete and mother of quadruplets, twins and three other children. One pivotal story happened on her first date at age 16. She met a cute boy at a football game. It was a chilly day so she had on a jacket. When the boy arrived at her house to meet her parents she greeted him at the door and saw the shocked look on his face.
Our bodies don't lie. And when we put ourselves into stressful situations we all revert our conditioned tendencies. Part of these tendencies are patterns we've developed over the years through repetitive thought and action.
Weight loss coach Kathrine Brown's mission is helping women of power and influence who are holding themselves back. She does this by ferreting out the subtle sabotaging dialogs, thoughts and actions that contribute to the wearing away of their power -- which often goes unnoticed.