The Ups And Downs of Life

The ups and downs of life are something that we all face no matter how rich or poor, how healthy or unhealthy. We all experience it. Over the last few weeks, in fact the last year I’ve been trying to get fitter and healthier but when I thought I was making progress I then hitContinue reading “The Ups And Downs of Life”

The Martial Way Is My Way

Over the last year or so I have been looking at different ways of trying to get my health and fitness into better shape. I’ve been looking at all aspect of my health and wellness from food to exercise to meditation. I’ve been counting my macros, doing meditation classes, getting better sleep, trying to doContinue reading “The Martial Way Is My Way”

Who Is My Enemy?

I’ve often heard it said when chatting with friends and family that they say things like “oh chocolate is my enemy” or “that hamburger doesn’t like me” all related to gaining weight. Sometimes it’s related to preventing weight loss, but you get the idea. I’ve been trying to lose weight for years now, off andContinue reading “Who Is My Enemy?”

Learning To Sleep Again

When we are born all we want to do is sleep. As babies our parents know the importance of sleep for both them and us. However, as we grow this changes. Whether it’s us personally or outside influences, or simply thart sleep patterns or habits change. For me, I have spent most of my lifeContinue reading “Learning To Sleep Again”

Finding Balance

I’ve come to realise that I’m not the greatest when it comes to balance. I’m not talking about standing in a yoga pose without falling over. I’m referring to balance in life and in particular my life. Every time I think I’m on the right track and feel like things are balanced, it also changes.Continue reading “Finding Balance”

The Pressure Of High Blood Pressure

For many of us we are always keeping an eye on our weight. Weighing ourselves regularly and watching the weight go up and down or perhaps just down. For me I have the added challenge of monitoring my blood pressure and trust me its grim viewing. I was diagnosed with Hypertension due to high BloodContinue reading “The Pressure Of High Blood Pressure”

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

As a martial artist I spent 21 years getting to love the culture of the Far East and it’s discipline. 12 years ago I stepped back from my role as a karate instructor but I never forgot what I learned and never lost my love of Japan and its culture. In 2020 I started downContinue reading “Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight”