Happiness is a base line that we all would like to have as a constant in our lives. Yet it can be here one minute and gone the next.  Why is that so?

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Gradings are great for self improvement. As Northstar develops lifestyles and not fighters, use your grading preparation to hone all aspects of your life. Between now and grading as well as getting physically fit, lets also overlay some of the mental and emotional qualities we practice at Northstar.

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I posted a question at the end of last week on where does spirituality sit with Martial Arts. Is it there?  Has it ever been there? Is it an important part of the training?  Is it necessary ? Here are some of the contributions so far:

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Great article on the power of intention by Yaro Starack What Made A Difference? Below are adjustments to my life and my mindset that I made this year, which I consider most responsible for the significant shift in results I’ve experienced.

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It costs nothing and it is so easy to give. Just takes a little practice.  You can choose to be kind and you can put kindness first in all action.  Kindness is at the heart of loving, loving self, loving others, loving life.

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