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Dealing with Finger Chafing, Blisters and Calluses

July 7, 2016 by

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When you think about taking up poi dancing, and especially if you’re looking to spin fire, the first thought in terms of safety most people seem to have is either about setting themselves on fire or simply how much it hurts to get hit with the poi. Lesser known but perhaps more annoying because of the […]

“Oh… That Consent is So Sexy!”

April 28, 2016 by

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I was at the GlowFlow jam last night and was giving an impromptu lesson to a random new student who borrowed some poi and had joined in with her friend. At a certain point, I turned to the student and, wanting to correct her form through manual manipulation of her hand, I asked, “May I touch […]

How my 3 Year Daily Practice Changed my Life

December 19, 2015 by

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If you had met me in my 20s, there’s little chance you would do anything but laugh at the idea of me exercising and sweating daily for any duration of time, let alone three years. Knowing myself, it’s perhaps even more surprising. Yet, it’s good to know after these 36 months that yes, you can teach […]

I was the last kid picked in gym class. Now I can catch things.

January 11, 2015 by

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As a kid, I stumbled around a lot. For whatever reason, I was really just two left uncoordinated feet. That meant tripping on things all the time, lots of bruises on my legs, bumping into the things, not being great at tossing or catching a ball and often, being picked last in gym class. I […]

Fitness, Practice, Language & Success

December 11, 2014 by

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Today’s topic is about using language to structure our fitness and practice goals to garner greater success. Certainly, there’s a lot of useful information to assist in building better results in the articles 10 Techniques for Getting the Most out of Your 10,000 hours and 6 Steps to Creating your 30 day Challenge though I’m pretty sure this topic deserves it’s own article.Have you ever […]

8 Excuse-Stopping Practice Tips

November 3, 2014 by

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Best as I can tell, most humans struggle at one point or another with motivation and the insidious excuses that come with the sometimes chore of practicing. Whether the practice is a flow tool, a musical instrument, finding yourself at the gym, running, yoga or something else, it’s really easy to find excuses and allow […]

10 Lessons I’ve learned Half Way Through My 3 Year Challenge

May 25, 2014 by

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Statistically speaking, I’m half way through my life and I keep reading these articles about/by fellow Gen Xers, people hitting middle age and their thoughts about the process. A lot of them have seemed somewhat grim to me, reflecting a certain resignation and a sense of “letting go of possibility” which, when I read it, […]