So tired! 

Since I moved, I’ve been doing a lot of exercise. I try to do at least 2 hours of exercise every day. However, lately I have been so sore from working out that every other day I take a rest day to rejuvenate. I’ve been going to bed earlier as well. 

I was so tired that I almost didn’t attend my first Karate class. I drank some tea and went anyway. It was a pretty fun class. The instructors were really knowledgable. The style was goju ryu. It uses circular and linear movements. 

Getting Back At It.

I have been dealing with a bit of stress lately and not been keeping up all the great habits that have been helping me. I am trying to exercise more than I have been in the past few months. It has been really hard to get back on track Continue reading “Getting Back At It.”

Off The Wagon

Recently I went on vacation and basically stopped doing everything that was making me healthy. I was using the excuse, “oh it’s okay, I’m on vacation.” Well the vacation has caught up with me. It’s time to get back on track or the wagon. I’m not great with metaphors. Continue reading “Off The Wagon”

The Legend of White Tea

One day, in a village high in the mountains of China’s Yunnan province, a farmers daughter fell ill. It was during wintertime so there was no access to their village, and no way to get to a doctor. However there was a shaman near the top of the mountain. The farmer and his wife decided to take their daughter up the mountain to see the shaman. The journey took a week to reach the summit and unfortunately the daughter died along the way. The farmer decided to talk to the shaman anyway, to see if anything could be done.

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Journey to the East


In late October I decided that I was going to return to the Far East. I used to live in the heart of Yunnan province, China. I had spent three years there trying to build a business and failing at it. I had no idea what I was doing and half assed everything I tried. That left me with nothing to show but embarrassment and feeling like a failure. This was also the time when I was at my heaviest. This sent me into a crushing depression that I did not handle well. Continue reading “Journey to the East”