Shifting Emotions

IMG_0619.jpgThere is no escaping fleeting emotions that leave a wake in their initial sensation. When the ripples have spread to completion, where does that leave you? Are your eyes above or below the surface of the water. Why am I writing about this? Well because events leave us with something, but the impact of that something doesn’t always remain unless we can apply it, shift our perspectives of it, feel it, and embrace it.

I’m tempted to take a break from writing to refresh my purpose and rediscover I’m really doing, but I mustn’t give in to the temptation of slowing down. I am committed to this. Pushing through. Feeling my emotions shift from lost and frusted to determined and focused. Feeling that extra push pulling me through the fog. Seeing clearly that the past is a fleeting moment in time. The next moment is an opportunity for a different action. For insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different outcome. If we stop, how can we take a different action. If we don’t take action there will be no outcome. I refuse to sit by watching time pass expecting something, anything, everything to happen.

IMG_0617.jpgI am here and now. Dropping down a gear to push through this block. Moving forward with the hope of understanding the past. Being present to the moment that I’m in. Feeling my fingers strike the keys with ferocity. Searching for something. Thinking the faster I type the quicker my resolution, my solution, my understanding or whatever will come to me.

If I slow down my frustration mounts. I feel behind. I must speed up again. Does any of this resonate with you? Can you feel my frustration? Ahhh! I scream in my head hoping for someone to reach out and share this sensation with me.

I will not slow down. I will be present to every moment. Embrace every opportunity. This is my time to be who I am. I am free to live my purpose. Leave my mark on this world. I want to see nothing but smiles and joy in those I have the privilege of being around.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT JOY! Finding it. Feeling it. Embracing it. Learning how to find it when we’ve feel lost it. We’re in this together. Share your joy with me and I’ll share mine with you.

Published by: Coach DanielH

Daniel Heller is a strength and conditioning coach, working in the field since 2007 where he began as an intern at Hope’s Gym in Monroe, Washington. In 2009, a month after graduating from Bastyr University, Daniel became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since then, he has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector, helping athletes from youth through college level in ice hockey, figure skating, mountain biking, football, and motocross. He works closely with each athlete’s physical therapists and doctors to ensure safety and performance improvement. In 2013, Daniel received the designation of Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the NSCA. On the side Daniel was the exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology consultant for the Advanced Products Development Team at Oakley Inc. He is the Cofounder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance providing Functional Movement Screens, corrective exercises, athletic performance programs, as well as educating athletes and parents on the importance of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and practice of heads up sports. Daniel’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from his days as a competitive ice hockey player and mountain biker, aside from the many recreational sports he participates in. He is the true strength & conditioning coach for competitive youths aiming for long careers as athletes but also the weekend warriors that train during the week to stay safe on the weekends. In 2015, Daniel took a year break from coaching in Seattle, Washington to pursue his dream of acquiring a masters degree. He returned to Seattle in September 2016 with a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. By immersing himself in the cycling community of Scotland, he was inspired to focus his dissertation on competitive cyclists from varying disciplines where he researched a potential method of improving stationary sprint start performance. He is excited to return to coaching mountain biking combining his childhood passion with his academic and applied expertise.

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