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Destiny Is A Choice!


We live, We Love, We Win, We Loose

Our destiny given, yet our fate to choose.

Who are we that can choose, you may say

Our path is given, we dare not stray!

Yet it is there within our heart, we know the truth

Our life is ours that only WE can prove.

Do not doubt, our destiny is clear

Only also know this, no matter what may seem

So much MORE is ours to redeem.

So rise, I say and claim your bounty.  

Choose your fate, over your seeming destiny.

The power you see, is up to you.

Do know that destiny can deceive.

And choose your life with the simplicity

That it truly is up to me.

We live, we love, we win, we lose

Our destiny given, our fate to choose.

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cc: dhee July 2014




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A Bridge To Cross – A Future To Build


There comes a point in everyone’s life that we need to cross a bridge.  For me, that time is now.

The past is over and done.  The future is yet to be seen.  All I have is right now…and I, for one want to make the most of each and every moment.

Therefore, I will close this heavy book I have been holding in my hand, and I will begin writing a new one with every step I take.  I will put one foot in front of the other leaving the old and familiar, as I cross that bridge into the future.

I do not know what is on the other side of this bridge.  Yet whatever it is, I will embrace it with all of my heart and soul.

Yes.  I do not know where I am going.  Yet I do know I will get there.  With God’s grace, it will be a wonderful place.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

cc:  danahee  February 19 2014

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Stress! And How To Combat This. II

Listen with your heart!

When you are stuck in a quandary and cannot see the forest for the trees, it is wise to let an outside source help you with your needs.

Yet as much as you may want to…you cannot listen to someone when your mind is on overload and your heart is on empty.

So when you truly want to make a change that is beyond your ability, or even beyond your comprehension….

What do YOU think you need to do?

All you need to do is focus on what you CAN control, and let another help you with what you cannot.

The truth is simple you see. And it will set you free.

For an outside thought, a helpful hand or the clear insight into your soul can once again make your heart whole.

So take the advice of a friend, take that hand or the advice from your soul. Then listen and act. And once again, you will feel the freedom and joy your negative thoughts stole.

Now…how to act you ask? When you seem frozen in time? That is soon to come as I transcribe to paper my experiences on same and the certain knowledge of this in my mind.

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Stress! And how to combat this!


When things get difficult and times get tough. Time stands still and we don’t communicate enough.

We often stick our heads in the sand…hoping that others will understand.

All the while, we stress and ponder…what can pull us up from these dark depths of mind and soul?

When the simple answer, all the while, is waiting there in our mind…to make us whole.

The answer is simple you see. For it is simply, ‘to be.’

Not to stress or ponder.

Not to give up or wander.

The answer to freedom and joy of the soul is a simple step away for us to behold.

Don’t waste your precious days on this earth, stressing about what you are or are not worth.

Never squander your limited time in search of the new or bold in an effort to release your soul.

Simply take this truth and to your heart hold….

That to free your mind and soul from the dark depths of despair?

You must first understand the simplicity of nature…that of the birds that fly in the sky, the plants that breathe, and the horse in the snow that prances.

You see? The simple truth to erasing the depths of despair?

Is that all you need to do is walk on air.

Yes, this can at first seem impossible. Yet the reality has been…many times through time and history…proven possible.

These things that bind your mind and constrict your soul…these dark circumstances and thought that harass your being?

They are absolutely nothing if you give them no meaning!

The power of your mind you see….is the simple gift to set yourself free.

For the power of the mind gives you the choice you often do not see. But in choosing this gift, you can learn how to ‘just be.’

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IDENTITY CRISIS? Have you lost your company, your prestigious job, your ‘position’ in life? Are you feeling lost without that TITLE?


* Have you lost your company, your prestigious job, your ‘position’ in life?

* Are you feeling powerless without that ‘identification?’

* Please know, that ‘perceived’ power comes from a title. Your true power comes from within!

Imagine this? You perceive yourself to ‘be’ an ‘Olympian.’ You know yourself as an ‘Olympic Gold Medalist.

Then, you discover, that what you have believed is no longer possibly true! What do you do about that sense of LOSS?

Here’s a blogger note I wrote on my website in 2008!
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Once an Olympian, Always an Olympian, Never Former…Never Past!
This is what was ingrained in my head when competing for the Olympics and there-after.

Is a ‘Demonstration Sport’ athlete at the Olympic Games REALLY an Olympian?

THIS….is the question. Kind of like…’to be’..or ‘NOT to be’….eh? As a gold medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games in the demonstration sport of Taekwondo…this is a question that affects myself, my team mates, and many others. It has been a very confusing issue at times….so perhaps you can give me YOUR opinion.

I discovered some time after competing in the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, that according to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), ‘demonstration sport’ athletes were not fully recognized as ‘Olympians.’

According to the USOC (United States Olympic Committee), we ‘used’ to be considered Olympians (at the time I competed…in 1988). At the WOA General Assembly in 2003, WOA, the World Olympians Association revised its constitution and defined an Olympian as “an athlete accredited by an OCOG to compete in a full medal sport on the program at the Olympic Games. And now….according to recent correspondence with USOC president, one of my hero’s, Willie Banks….

“Dana, Thank you for your email. Congratulations on your medal in the Seoul Olympic Games. I have been following a discussion on the definition of Olympian and I just discovered that the USOC Athletes Advisory Commission decided to endorse the definition of the World Olympians Association. THe only question that arises is whether any definition not accepted by the IOC is not really official. Therefore, the question is still very much open and debatable. As far as the US Olympians are concerned you will be treated as an Olympian within our organization until an official decision is made by the IOC and ratified by the US Olympians. Willie

Frankly, I find all of this quite fascinating, since I believe that there is no question, that…in my mind, I am an ‘Olympian.’ It is was I dreamed of…it is what I struggled so hard for…it is what I achieved…it is something that I will always encourage others to strive for and support…and it is what I will always feel that I am.

The fact is, I qualified for what everyone called, ‘the Olympic Team’ in my sport of Taekwondo. Our U.S. Team trained at the Olympic Training Center gearing up for the Olympics. Myself and my team mates attended all Olympic ceremonies (opening/closing/send-off/U.S. Presidential White House, etc. with NO differentiation between ‘us’ and other ‘full-medal’ athletes).

We received all materials identifying ourselves as ‘U.S. Olympic Team’ members (even the most important items…such as underwear and socks! ha, ha).’ Myself and others were awarded our medals that commemorates us as an Olympic winner in a demonstration sport at the Olympic Games…complete with Olympic rings.

We received credit on television, magazines, and newspapers with the title of ‘Olympic medalist in a demonstration sport.’ And then, after the Games, I attended the International Olympic Academy as a delegate/representative from the United States with three other full-medal sport athletes.

In fact, I don’t believe I, or my team mates have done anything differently than any other full-medal athletes….even the athletes now competing in the full-medal sport of Taekwondo. So how is it then, that there are some out there that say that myself and others in my position cannot be called ‘Olympians’…..or may not be called ‘Olympians’ in the future?

Hmmm…… Don’t you just love these complicated, yet meaningless issues that crowd our minds when we are trying to sleep at night? Isn’t it amazing how the human mind wants to find that little ‘Achilles Heel’ to rein in our sense of pride and accomplishment? Especially, when the truth of the matter is that, it doesn’t really matter if anyone calls me an Olympian.

When I remember how much I struggled and fought to change my life and make my dream come true…when I remember the agony and tears…the little triumphs, and then the setbacks.

When I remember standing on that Olympic podium with my stomach in my throat and a huge smile on my face, and my fist raised in the air for that one moment in time….when I think back to that sense of overwhelming pride in seeing my country’s national flag raising to the beautiful sound of our national anthem…I know that only one thing matters….I am a champion….not just in sports…but more importantly, I am a champion in life.

You see…I have finally realized, that it doesn’t matter if I am called an ‘Olympian,’ or an ‘Olympic Gold Medalist!’

What matters, is that I remember that a ‘title’ does not make me someone special! A title does not define me.

Who I am, what I have overcome, what I set out to achieve, what I accomplish, and how I use that to help others is what the real game of life is all about. ‘That’ is my true definition.

I am simply a woman who has come a long way, and still has a long ways to go. I am simply a woman who knows the meaning of hope, courage, and perseverance. And title or no, I will do what I can to help others maintain hope and courage and learn perseverance!

I know who I am. My name is Dana Hee.

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