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My Creative Life

Applying The Way of the Sword to Life and Tennis

The First Cut

Note: My actual time with the sword is quite limited. I trained in karate and tai chi during my college years. And at that time, I was on track to begin sword training at my dojo. As part of my initiation into the sword path, I was given a bokuto (wooden sword) to sand and polish while I contemplated what I wanted out of my sword training. In the months that…




We are all creative. Some of us listen harder and closer to the details of our lives because we are hoping to use our experience as input for our creative life. Artists, musicians, poets, writers, we are all paying close attention to detail. How can you grow your creative life?

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (

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