Your Actions Affect Others…

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I hope this finds you safe and healthy!

Such scary and unnerving times we are in right now…

Searching for good energy, guidance and comfort, I held Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s “Seven Steps to Inner Power, Break Through to Awesome” to my heart this morning, said a prayer, and opened right to page 238. My eyes fell right on this wisdom from Dr. Kim –

Your actions are guaranteed to affect others”

OMG! Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s words are perfect for the situation we are all in the middle of right now – the COVID 19 pandemic.

Social distancing directly affects others.

Each night’s News reports the affect social distancing has. Where people have changed their habits and behaviors and are practicing good social distancing, the spread of the virus is slowing.

Where people haven’t changed, like still have large church services, (OMG are they F’ing crazy?!) — the virus is rapidly spreading.

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In the same way, from Dr. Kim I have learned that the words I say and the emotions I generate absolutely affect others. Good or bad – it’s up to me. And – others’ affect me if I don’t keep my guard up.

Praying you wash your hands lots, maintain social distancing, and stay healthy! Let’s affect others in positive ways!

While you self-isolate 🙂 here are some other inspiring articles:  The Secret That Most Personal-Growth Experts Fail To Tell You and No Time to Meditate? 

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Pick-Me-Up Power of Yellow!

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In “The First Element,” written by my mentor, Dr. Tae Yun Kim, an incredibly astute teacher, lecturer, and author who broke 3000 years of male-dominated Korean martial arts history to become the first female Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster, and then went on to found the Silicon Valley high tech company, Lighthouse worldwide solutions – Dr. Kim writes about the energy, vibration,  and impact of different colors.

    “Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. That’s why it is very helpful for heightening your awareness and alleviating depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Our sunlight is essentially yellow. Consider how beneficial sunlight feels when you need clarity or need to cheer up. The yellow vibration, whether in the form of pure light or yellow food, supports good digestion and elimination…”


Yellow has always been my favorite color, but before reading Dr. Kim’s “The First Element,” I never thought about why I liked yellow over other colors. And I had never consciously realized that I really feel different, sunnier, brighter, when I see or wear yellow.

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Since reading “The First Element”, I’ve noticed that when I see or wear yellow, my attitude is automatically sunnier. Around yellow or in bright sunlight, I feel happy for no particular reason. Especially now during winter, when the sky outside tends to be grey and overcast, having a little pick me up in the form of ‘yellow’ is awesome.

For more inspiring articles- click  here  and here!  🙂



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He can do, She can do, Why not me! Yes, even me!

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Today when I opened “Seven Steps to Inner Power, Break Through to Awesome” my eyes fell on this passage on page 26. Dr. Tae Yun Kim wrote her motto-

“He can do, She can do, why not me!”

And I remembered how Dr. Kim’s motto has always given me hope and encouragement.

To take one example – when I was a shy, skinny little girl I never thought I could do any kind of ‘sport’. And so I didn’t. The most consistent, physical activity I did as a kid, was turn the pages of a book while reading.

When I was a kid, also, when I thought of the word ‘strength’ I only thought of physical strength.  And being a shy,  little book-worm of a girl, I didn’t think anything like ‘strength’ would ever apply to me.

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But starting when I met Dr. Kim, her teaching and her life story of overcoming impossible situations (such as being labeled a curse by her family, shunned by her culture, and fighting and overcoming prejudice against being a woman in martial arts and business) inspired me that I too could develop and express strength – and not just physical strength, but mental, and emotional strength also.

Through training at Great Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy I’ve  grown so much stronger physically, and internally, than I ever thought I could!

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For cool articles that inspired me too, check these out – Rags to Riches

KXL – Grandmaster in Stilettos

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Living in the Now!

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On May 1st, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim released her new book, Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to Break Through to Awesome!


One of her students at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy expressed during class about the message that stood out to her on Page 114: Living in the Now.


Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim talks about that creating harmony in life is to live only in the present moment. She shared in the book, “When it is now, how often are you mentally somewhere else, thinking or worrying about what just happened or what going to happen? Is your mental video recorder constantly playing pictures of the past and projecting concerns for the future? If so, you are giving up your creative power in the present moment.”

This student felt that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s message is a great reminder that it is important for us…

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Spend More Time Working on Your Goals Rather than Complaining

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I’ve been thinking a lot about efficiency and time management the past few months. In the modern and digital world, we are inundated with an overload of information. We have access to different social media platforms, access to information online and current events happening all over the world. We can use this as an advantage for ourselves or it can be a detriment to our goals.

I’ve noticed there are times where I just browse the internet and look up different things, whether it is related to news, events or celebrities. At times, I realize that I get caught up daydreaming or wondering what it would be like to be a celebrity. Sometimes this can lead to complaints or negativity. I’ve come to realize that this is all noise and is a waste of time. Rather than spending my time daydreaming or being romantic about my views on life or…

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Your Thought Create Reality

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Your Silent Master Consciousness knows Itself to be immaterial in substance, but It also takes form (manifests) as your physical body and the material world around your.  Thus, you may describe yourself as being both immaterial ( spiritual ) and material ( physical ) at the same time.

This is in Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s new book Seven Steps to Inner Power – Breakthrough to Awesome.  It is so powerful if you want a better life. “The power of the Silent Master within you is the power of right thinking, and the difference between a limited you an an unlimited you begins with your attitude and state of mind.”

This is very exciting for me.  It inspires me to striving to get the right thinking…  So I can create the most awesome life for me?  What about you?  I also want to share these teachings with others.  I know…

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Unlock the Sources of Your Inner Power

orangesLearn about the color “Orange” in Author Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s “The First Element” book!

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well being, and cheerfulness.  It has an anti-spasmodic effect which makes it a favorable vibration for problems with muscle cramps. It helps remove inhibitions encouraging the mind to broaden and open to new ideas. A diet to fortify the orange vibration in your system includes oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots.”


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See: Dr Tae Yun Kim ” Martial arts is a way of life” — Thoughts & Ponderings…

Originally posted on Self Discovery as a Jung Su Won Warrior: Tae Yun Kim: “Martial arts in not just a sport. It’s a way of life, a way of living one’s life to its fullest potential” The above is from an article in Tae Kwon Do magazine which Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was the… via […]

via Dr Tae Yun Kim ” Martial arts is a way of life” — Thoughts & Ponderings… — Self Discovery as a Jung Su Won Warrior

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Christmas Party at Jung SuWon

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2017 is rapidly coming to an end which means it is holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner and then 2018 will be right here. Have you achieved the goals you set out for 2017? Do you know what your goals will be for 2018? Like our founder Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim talks about, we must have a “future memory”. The goal we have set is already achieved in our minds.

At the Jung SuWon Christmas Party, it is a great opportunity to converse with the parents and students and get to know each other better. Many times, students are dropped off at the school and the instructors are always running the classes. There might not be an extended opportunity for instructors and parents to interact with each other. However, at Jung SuWon, it is a community oriented martial arts school and we want to make a positive…

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What is your inner sound creating?

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I do this all the time. Its funny how (as Dr Tae Yun Kim has explained) if a stranger were to say negative things to me like, “Why do you think you can do that? You’re not smart enough.” or “Forget it, you’ll never succeed.” I’d just brush those words off me, telling myself, that person doesn’t know me. Yet,  on a daily basis I run the same words in the internal monologue in my head, and not be able to shut them up or shake them off, and let them hold me back.

Thank you Dr. Tae Yun Kim for pointing this out, and helping me and us all have tools, (such as in the blog below) to recognize and direct, in a positive direction, our inner monologue.

Unlock the Sources of Your Inner Power

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Check it out in Author Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s The First Element book

“Many of us carry on an unspoken inner monologue that reflects our opinion of ourselves and the environment.

Listen to your inner words. Frequently check to make sure you’re talking positively about yourself.  “I am succeeding…My talent is valuable and desirable…I have my unique contribution to make…I am attractive…” whatever you need to say to help you on your way, not hinder you.”

He can do! She can do! Why not me!

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