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Pushing; Forty

Posted in Health and Wellness with tags , , , , on January 17, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Usually the patient comes in and tells me how they are doing so many things, staying up late, waking up early and basically just burning the candle at both ends.

It’s my duty, as a holistic practitioner, to address their lifestyle with Chinese medicine and some lifestyle advice.

I’m usually the one telling people to slow down.  Get more rest.  Drink more water.  Eat better.  And then I give them acupuncture that essentially jacks up their root water and root fire processes of the body.  It’s a long process and is more common than not in today’s rat race.

A new patient came in two days ago.  Burnt out.  When asking her about her sleep she told me that she doesn’t get a lot of it.  When I pressed some more she told me that she never wakes up feeling rested.  Two kids.  A job to help support the family.  But there’s more.

She wakes up at 4am every day to work on her Masters in Epidemiology.  Then she goes to work, comes home to take care of her kids – and get this – she’s coming to see me for plantar fasciitis so that she can keep running.

So instead of telling this 40-year-old woman who is burning the candle at both ends the usual, I told her to keep pushing for another six months and get it done.  I told her that she should be proud of herself.  And I gave the best supportive treatment I’ve got.

Never settle.


Something In My Veins

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , , on November 28, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Birthday is coming up in January.  Capricorn.  Goat.

Chinese Zodiac is a Goat as well.


Another year almost done and I’ve got more drive than ever.

Feelings of running out of time – who has time for burnout?

Something in my veins.

I’ve Decided

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I’ve decided to stop caring if I’m any good or not at Wing Chun.

But I’ve decided to keep caring if I can outlast you or not.


Ambition; Motivation, Drive, Desire

Posted in Music and Clips, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Are you committed?

Definition of COMMIT

: to place in a prison or mental institution <a patient committed by the court to a state hospital>

Have you put yourself in that place?  That institution of your mind that breeds nothing but motivation, drive and desire to become what you are to become?

Or are your shirking the responsibility bestowed upon you by your soul?

I don’t know about you – but they gon’ love me for my ambition.


Start Small; Change The World

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Music and Clips, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2012 by ctkwingchun

In High School and through to College or University, most young’ins feel it – that passion and drive to CHANGE THE WORLD.

Maybe people still feel it, however as we age I think the numbers start dropping.  Big Corp and Big TV capture the souls of many.

For the few survivors or those who are trying to reclaim their souls, I urge you not to give up on your dream of changing the world. When you were younger, it didn’t seem like an insurmountable feat.  As you got older, perhaps you saw how big the world really was.  For whatever reason, you started to lose hope.  The answer to regaining your stride is this: start small.

Find your niche.  Find what you like to do, what your hearts of hearts desires in life and don’t just do it – live it.  Live your Tao to its full potential.  Master your domain.  This is how you start small to conquer the world.

Then, and only then, will you have realized that you have changed the world.  Your world.

Make it yours,

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