The pebble in your shoe

Talking to a Roots student the other day, I was reminded of the saying “It’s not the mountain that will wear you down but the pebble in your shoe.”  We had been discussing what brought him to Roots from his home gym in Victoria. He replied, in more or less these words: You know when[…]

Get over your reptilian brain

The ‘reptilian brain’ acts like a filter to our more modern and advanced cognitive brain functions: anything that needs to be assessed, examined, and analyzed, needs to go through the reptilian brain first. Only when that brain approves can it move further. Basically, appease your reptilian brain or there is no room for negotiation. It[…]