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Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

One of the main characteristics of a YOG, is inspiring people. There are not too many people on this planet, dead or alive, who inspire others to the degree and sheer reach of motivational speaker and best selling author Tony Robbins. Not only does he coach the […]

Can We Go Deeper When Dealing With Depression In Athletes?

Can We Go Deeper When Dealing With Depression In Athletes?

This last week after the passing of my friend and former rugby colleague Dan Vickerman has been mournful and reflective. Many articles have come out regarding the implications of suicide and depression among professional athletes, even prompting several fellow rugbymen to step courageously forward  and share their own […]

How A Training Journal Saved My Neck

How A Training Journal Saved My Neck

Ok, so the title may be a little misleading in the hopes of getting your attention, but there is an element of accuracy to it and a great sentiment behind it. So let me explain… During my professional rugby career, I was required to train […]

Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton

Put simply, Laird Hamilton is the result of successfully gene splicing the DNA of Captain America and Aquaman. At 52 years of age, he is still more handsome, fitter, fearless and just downright manlier than 99% of all of us! Laird is known for his […]

Add A Cleanse To Your New Years Resolutions

Add A Cleanse To Your New Years Resolutions

It may not have been included on the checklist of the previous Yog Blog article, but it certainly would be a good idea to add a detoxifying cleanse on your “to do” list, and one in particular which will have a huge impact on your […]

Your New Year Checklist For Dominating 2017

Your New Year Checklist For Dominating 2017

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, here’s a checklist of the 11 top things to do right now to help ensure you make the most of 2017, and set you up for a future of success and YOGness. Download a time management app For […]

How I Really Feel About Turning 40

How I Really Feel About Turning 40

I’ll be honest, in recent years when birthday time rolls around, I hadn’t thought too much about getting older… until now. In reality, it shouldn’t feel much different to this time last year. But the numerical yearly value attached to my time on this Earth has a powerful […]

Saving Lives Through Facial Hair

Saving Lives Through Facial Hair

I lost my grandfather to prostate cancer. I was 18 years old at the time. When you’re 18 you believe you’ll live forever. Common worries of a healthy 18 year old include passing a driver’s license test,who they’re taking to the prom and which college […]

YOG tours – Zion National Park

YOG tours – Zion National Park

Spontaneous trips are often the most rewarding experiences. One of the reasons for this is that you don’t allow yourself to build unrealistic expectations the way you would with a planned trip, which almost always leads to disappointment. Living in Los Angeles lends itself to […]

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

You may think that riding around on a skateboard all day at age 48 is more childish than Yoggish, but when you’re Tony Hawk, it’s okay because you basically ARE skateboarding. “The Birdman” is widely considered as one of the most successful and influential pioneers […]


Must Read Of The Week

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

The best selling book by Don Miguel Ruiz is somewhat of a YOG bible for us. Ruiz basically gives four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness in our life.  Actually living by these agreements can be extremely challenging, but if practiced daily can be life changing.

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be impeccable with your word.

In other words, say what you mean and mean what you say. Never use your word against yourself or others (gossip).

2. Don’t take anything personally.

Try to remember that what others say and do has nothing to do with you, but rather a projection of their own reality. When you become immune to the opinions and actions of others, the needless suffering will cease.

The Four Agreements

3. Don’t make assumptions.

You’ll be surprised at how often we assume. Try to always communicate clearly with others to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. When in doubt,  ask questions in order to receive the facts.

4. Always do your best.

Obviously your best will change depending on your capabilities, such as when you are healthy versus sick. But if you always do your best, you will avoid judgement and abuse from the most important judge – YOU!

So if you haven’t already done so, BUY this book now and keep it handy for constant reference to either gain or maintain your YOGness.