How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

For many in our culture, probably the most challenging attitude to develop in mindfulness is ‘non-striving’. It is certainly counter-intuitive in nearly every context we face.  In mindfulness meditation, non-striving could be viewed as a skill we develop...
Do Your Intentions For Swimming Matter?

Do Your Intentions For Swimming Matter?

What Is Intention? Your intention is another word for your sense of purpose.  While it is not regarded as one of the attitudes I’ve been writing about in this series, intention is regarded as a central component of mindfulness practice, as one part of the triad...
Why Do We Need Trust For Swimming?

Why Do We Need Trust For Swimming?

What role does trust play in our swimming? I see it as the foundation to everything we are doing in the water. Here are many of the ways trust plays a vital role…   Trust the Water For those who have experienced fear of the water and want to learn to swim...
You’ve Swam Farther. You’ve Swam Faster. Now What?

You’ve Swam Farther. You’ve Swam Faster. Now What?

Imagine you had some sort of a restriction that only allowed you to swim a strictly limited distance or limited time in each session, for the next 10 years.  Let’s say you could only swim 30 minutes or 1500 meters and then you had to stop. How could you still...

What Is Your Philosophy And Ethic Of Sport?

One of the figures in body work that has inspired me for many years is Kelly Starrett of The Ready State. He does more than develop solutions for athletes, he is an advocate for the wider well-being of people of all types and ages. Kelly has such a wonderfully far...
Have Extra Time? Improve Your Awareness and Attention

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Awareness and Attention

For those who have extra time, if I could choose a third skill for you to build and strengthen I would choose awareness and attention. Awareness and attention increase in strength and skillfulness when they are applied to challenges and used frequently. Yet, people...
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