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Swimming Into Positive Visualization

April 4, 2016
Swimming Into Positive Visualization

Every Sunday morning I head to the pool for a rendezvous with 2,000 meters of water. Like all of life, some days are easier than others. On brilliant bluebird days like yesterday in Bozeman, it’s hard to go inside to swim, but yesterday, like all days, I emerged better for it.

Swimming is my anti-depressant. Swimming is my way to enhance fluidity and embrace my 70% H20 self. So, what does one do when the thought of swimming indoors proves less than optimal? Visualize.

I’m a believer in the power of positive visualization. Yesterday while swimming, I visualized one of my favorite pools of ALLTIME, the Kona Aquatic Center. It’s a special place. On a recent trip back to the Big Island, I journeyed there everyday. Always with a smile, a “How’s it?” and “Mahalo” to the lifeguards. I’ve heard people compare swimming to yoga, but for me, it’s so much more.

Water is life. This pool is one of the best therapists I know, and I’ve known a few. I wasn’t transplanted back to Kona yesterday, but my teeth got a chlorine cleanse, as I was all smiles throughout my swim, visualizing a pool full of mind calming and spirit enhancing water molecules. A hui hou (until we meet again)…

~With nothin’ but love, Michael W. Leach

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Because It Matters

April 3, 2016
Because It Matters

If you want to write, write. If you want to create, create. If you want to inspire, inspire. That is SUN pouring in the window at Sola Cafe. It’s a glory day in Yellowstone Country after a week of daily snow flurries. I rose early as I do every Saturday and busted out an upper… Continue Reading

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Love+Courage=Grace

March 25, 2016
Love+Courage=Grace

I’ve always loved the word grace. It simultaneously conjures up elements of fluidity and stability. A way of moving and a form of prayer. A symbol of respect and a gesture of generosity. To move with grace signifies finesse and to interact with grace represents an act of kindness. When we live with character and… Continue Reading

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Love and Basketball

February 25, 2016
Love and Basketball

From the time I was a little boy, love and basketball went hand in hand. As an adult, love and wilderness have been my drink of choice, but basketball has remained a passionate presence. Traveling around the country with my Yellowstone sermons and more recently with my Grizzlies On My Mind book tour, I’m often… Continue Reading

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STOP Being “Busy”

February 19, 2016
STOP Being “Busy”

When did “busy” become the word of the day?  Think about it. When was the last time you asked someone how he or she is doing where “busy” wasn’t part of their response? In a society that values self-sacrifice and hard work over self-examination and personal growth, “busy” is the Holy Grail, while self care… Continue Reading

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Legacy Matters

January 15, 2016
Legacy Matters

I’ve always found the beginning of a new calendar year a time of reflection and re-envisioning. Yes, we have to pay the bills, put food on the table and keep a roof overhead, but far too often, what we, as a culture, value or hold in high esteem is meaningless. While social comparisons and pressures… Continue Reading

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New Year’s Revolution

January 13, 2016
New Year’s Revolution

I’ve always struggled with transitions. As much importance as I place on our need to be adaptable and embrace periods of catharses, I sometimes stumble my way through change until I establish (or re-establish) my rhythm and routine. Coming off a two-week Be Audacious sabbatical, I found myself floundering. As a motivator and coach, this… Continue Reading

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The Art of Mini’s

November 18, 2015
The Art of Mini’s

It’s funny how often those of us in the coaching, teaching and consulting world fail to practice what we preach. With winter tightening its grip on Bozeman, Montana, I’m already dreaming of sunshine, warm temps and crashing waves. And while my mind often journeys to the Pacific and our beloved Garden Island of Kauai (where… Continue Reading

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BA Webisode Four: Writing A New Narrative

November 6, 2015

BA webisode four is coming at you from Salt Lake City and our recent King’s English event. We are balling on a budget and working on a sound solution so please forgive the highway chatter, but in the meantime, I hope you all get something out of this webisode straight out of Chapter Two from… Continue Reading

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BA Webisode Three: Pain Matters

October 26, 2015

It’s the last Monday of October, leaves are falling, sandhill cranes are migrating, and colder temperatures are locking in across Yellowstone Country.  Change is on the wing here and elsewhere.  Whether it’s on a large or small scale, adapting to changing circumstances (while key) can prove challenging. One of the areas I struggle most to… Continue Reading