Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Working Through the Overuse Injuries

    Working Through the Overuse Injuries

    One of the biggest challenges to training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when you are over 40 is managing overuse injuries, a challenge becomes greater with each decade over 40. Common sense says learn to not overdo it. That’s easier said than done, especially when soft tissue injuries from training over the years have accumulated. Then there…

  • Refuse to Shrivel Up and Die

    Refuse to shrivel up and die. That became my personal mantra after my youngest child moved away from home.  Shrivel up means “to wither; make or become helpless or useless.” To die is to stop living, which is not necessarily synonymous with to stop breathing. I first observed women shriveling up and dying when I…

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