Beach Walk 708 – Losing is for Losers

So I am catching up on Survivor again. It is quite dramatic how losing a challenge becomes so self-defeating, and in itself seems to trigger a cascade of downward performance. I have been wondering what comes first in this chicken or egg scenario – losing or the loser’s mentality? If you really want to play the game, then recognize that it is a game and winning or losing don’t matter. If you think of yourself as a competent gamer though, you build your psyche and that builds your body and your creativity and your connectivity. When we adopt the loser state of mind, the ability to compete collapses. Today’s title is a little strident – but it just seemed to fit.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻolilo: to lose

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Beach Walk Audio 8 – Competition and Hidden Rules

beachwalkaudio graphicNot rain not wind will keep us from going out paddling on Aloha Friday!

Competition has been in the air lately. Last Saturday was the Keiki Canoe Race (check out BW 425), American Idol winner was crowned, and our own videoblogger VlogDeathMatch music video contest winner was chosen (and not without some voting hanky panky.) As Jim and Charlie over at The Clip Show pointed out so cleverly, the rules for this contest were “Anything Goes.” (This episode is rated R.)

Knowing the real rules can really change how you play and enjoy the game. It’s not always as it appears. The “best” is subjective. And so on. Listen to the regular podcast here or listen in iTunes to see the accompanying photos in the rain.

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Hawaiian words
Huna: hidden

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Beach Walk 416 – Full Moon Cheating

I like to play Solitaire with a deck of cards. I also like to cheat! Watch to find out why.

Cheating: yet another concept that we at Beach Walks get to shake the neutralizer salt onto, and reclaim as something for ourselves to consider now and then.

Other things I like to do with cards is to deal backwards – starting the cards on the right and laying them out leftward. It makes my brain work differently, and these little mental workouts are one of the many reasons I like to play cards.

Nice bonus for getting to the beach late today: full moon rising. Sorry the episode is a little dark though. We even had our new light; alas batteries were dead from long trip to Bali.

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Hawaiian words
Kikiki: to cheat

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