What’s Next for Men, Women and Moving Beyond #ME TOO?

What does it mean to be a man in a world where women are routinely targeted for sexual assault, harassment and misconduct? Whether on the street or in the boardroom, women continue to face very real risk. #ME TOO has raised awareness and has a lot of men feeling uneasy, watching their step and wondering how they can be better allies.

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Risky Business: How controlled risk can benefit kids, and why we deprive them of it.

As parents, we are hard-wired to keep our children safe. We know more than ever about pitfalls and dangers, but are we overprotecting our kids? Are they paying too high a price for safety at all costs?

Over the past 25 years I have watched the dismantling of Sewell Crest park, the park in S.E. Portland where my children grew up. Gone are the wooden teeter-totters; the parallel bars; the tether ball; the super-fast merry-go-round; the swings where you could pump yourself up to at least 20 feet of pure swinging pleasure.

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# MeToo

Women are talking, and for the moment, men are listening. The conspiracy of silence could more accurately be described as a failure to listen. When I was in college I knew who the professors were who sexually harassed and had sexual relationships with female students. We all did. We knew because women told each other, warned each other, supported one another, reported harassment and assault. But the people with the power to hold the perpetrators accountable were not listening.

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The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle

Have you ever said: “I just have no talent for… math, music, sports”? We often explain our shortcomings as inborn, innate, and irreversible. It is more likely that we just haven’t had enough practice, or we haven’t had the right kind of practice. The good news is, it is never too late to revisit and nurture our own abilities and to provide an environment for our children where their talents grow. With the right kind of coaching and practice, we can achieve more than we thought possible.

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Fall Fitness is Happening!

Coming in September we will introduce a new program to improve flexibility, strength and conditioning!  Megan Gaddini, One with Heart’s marketing manager and certified CrossFit trainer, is programming workouts to support our training.

Training in the animal styles requires a certain amount of flexibility and strength.  Mas Guru Agung Janesa and Megan have developed a program that is progressive and focuses on building flexibility and strength in ways specific to the movements of each of the animals.

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When the Friendly Skies Turn Dangerous

How women are learning to protect ourselves from inflight assaults.
Is air travel on your vacation itinerary this summer? Last month I took a short trip to Boulder which involved four flights; every flight was over-sold and packed to capacity. As I sat, squished in my seat, exhausted and dozing off, I recalled reading an article about a woman who was sexually assaulted while asleep on a flight from Seattle to Amsterdam. I decided to catch up on my sleep after I returned home.

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JOURNEY TO BIG FUN: The Best of Summer in One Amazing Weekend

What is it about training outdoors in the summer that feels so great? Ancient, traditional martial arts were often trained outdoors; in the jungle, the dessert, in fields and grasslands. The spirit of training that connects us with the animals and the earth, that ties us to people who trained hundreds, even thousands of years before us, vibrates just a little stronger in nature.

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