Sunday, September 05, 2010

Life Coach


Sam Chapin, the esteemed blogger who writes How to Sail the Laser, has recently been writing a series of posts under the title of Laser and the Life Coach. I'm not sure what a "life coach" is -- it sounds a bit New Ageish to me -- but the series includes some great tips on how to be a better sailor.

Some of Sam's advice is pretty much the same basic material you would hear from any sailing coach...

Set goals

Run

Get strong

Use your head


But he adds a few New Age-y and Life Coach-y thing such as...

Have friends

Don't get angry - forgive - be happy

Drink green tea - have flowers around - listen to music - floss

Hmmm. Flowers? Floss? He was beginning to lose me here.



But wait, it gets worse...

What? No hamburgers? No steaks? No pork pies? Come on Sam.



But wait, it gets even more worser...

Yikes. What kind of sailor are you, Mr. Chapin? Alcohol is part of sailing culture and history. I was pretty much ready to give up on Sam's advice but then he redeemed himself with....



Have sex. Have more sex. Have lots and lots of sex.

According to Sam, sex increases attentiveness, ameliorates depressive symptoms, ameliorates pain, reduces stress hormone production, and improves immune function. The more sex you have, the harder you can hike, the longer you can hike, the faster you can sail. Woo hoo!

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Ummm, come here dear. Have you seen this interesting blog from the life coach chappie?

7 comments:

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Sam Chapin said...

Life coach was about who to live a long, happy life. That is sort of related to Laser sailing. Hard to sail when you are dead or sick.

Sorry about the dangerous alcohol problem. One drink for women and two for men and then it all falls apart. Those are just facts. The recent throat cancer thing related to smoking and alcohol.

Now we will go back to just sailing the boat and no more Life Coach..

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

That last point MUST be followed, in order for the others to be fruitful! hahahaaa.

Pandabonium said...

All sounds most sensible to me. While I don't question the admonition about alcohol, it is a tough one for many of us to follow. Still, very wise.

Hopefully all the sex is done with foresight. There are too many humans sharing this planet and pushing out other species already. Are we smarter than yeast? I hope so.

Dennis @ Marine Electronics said...

Life coach has some good points. Although I heard on NPR recently that scientists have learned those who abstain from alcohol are more likely to die sooner then those who have the occasional drink. Maybe having the occasional drink goes along with having lots of friends.

EscapeVelocity said...

Is this having sex on a Laser? I know someone who can drink beer and sail a Laser at the same time, which impresses me mightily, but I don't believe I'm acquainted with any members of the Six Inch High Club.

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. Six Inch High Club? LOL.

Actually in the last month I have done three things on a Laser that I had never done before. But it wasn't that!

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