Category Archives: Spiritual Warrior’s Wisdom

Very Sad, An Era Coming To An End.

I started playing lunch hour shinny hockey with the “Wolf Pack” in 1997. When I was a much younger man. ::

I have to admit when I started out I was not very good. As I stopped playing organized hockey when I was 10. Why? because I was probably the tallest and the lightest one in the entire league. Which meant, I was very easy to check and take out of the play. For a young aspiring centerman, it was very frustrating. So I pouted and hung up my skates. I had not yet taken up the never give up attitude which is part of my make-up now.

The “Wolf Pack” has been together for 25 years, I was an active member for 20 of those years, from 1997 to 2017. Our goalie Brad and the team manager Ray have been on the ice with the team since day one!

When I started distance running I found myself attending fewer and fewer games. Our games seem to fall right after “hill” runs. Leaving my legs with little to no strength. Excuses, I know. But thats what I have!

Last week Ray, the manager sent out an email to all present and past members of the team notifying he was disbanding the team. Sent out the weekly pick up game schedule and rink locations.

I have decided to make a concerted effort to attend as many of the last ice times as I can. Many great memories were made with my fellow “Wolf Pack.

I returned to the pack on Wednesday. I even somehow managed to score two goals. There were not pretty. But hey! They were goals none the less.

Living The Warrior Code

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After a terrible crash 3 years ago while participating in the 2015 Ultraman World Championships my friend and running coach Scott McDermott has been on the painful and difficult path to recovery and gearing up for the ultimate comeback race. 
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Introspective Work

Neil In UniformI trust you had an awesome Christmas. Mine was pretty darn good, too Filled with lots of love, food and friendship… as well as a huge amount of introspective work.

The easy short answer on my introspective work is I realized that I have depleted the magic, or spark, in my life. I haven’t played as much as my soul needed, I haven’t skied in years, and I haven’t written just for the sheer enjoyment of writing in a long time! I haven’t traveled as much as I want.

I really haven’t taken the time to enjoy the magic of life as I have been sooo busy trying to make a business. So busy that I inadvertently dampened the zeal for life that made me interesting, a great speaker and an awesome facilitator. So, as I lost the zeal, I had to work that much harder, which made me that much more boring. Not the best paradigm to be running a business from.

So, after some heartfelt soul searching and deeply profound work on myself, I am saying, “Screw it! I am going to play!” But, before I do that, I wanted to say thank you for being part of my journey. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

I will no longer be producing this e-zine every other Tuesday. I am, however, going to keep this mailing list open. As inspiration strikes me and/or if there is something I think you would get value from, I will send you off a note!

My parting words of wisdom to you are – Travel more, play more, make love more, eat slower and enjoy your food. Surround yourself with incredibly passionate people and remember, “No one gets out alive!.”

You are loved!

Running Panther
aka Neil Thrussell