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Sometimes we all feel the camera is pointed in the wrong direction.

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"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw

A First in the Olympic Trials

Jeneba withdraws from a tie break to qualify for the 100 meter race in London.

The race was a nail biter. One that ended with a question mark. Fortunately we have amazing cameras that capture what the human eye cannot. The days of irate John McEnroes ranting over human errors are almost obsolete.

Except in 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. When teammates Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix competed against one another in the 100 meter run to qualify for the Olympics. Read more

Learn To Love the Plateau

The plateau is a valuable part of the process.

You want to be moving. But you’re not. Stuck in the mud. Pressing against the wind. Melting into the quicksand. You work so hard and seem to be getting all the way to NOWHERE!

Here comes that evil, pulverizing question again. The one that grinds up your dreams and spits them out. Read more

Under the Covers: A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington

Welcome to Under the Covers, an on-going series of book reviews to enrich the way we think, move, eat and connect.

In my Under the Covers book series, I will rate each book based on its “Life Wisdom” value (from 1 to 5 wise owls). I will review books that inspire, motivate and teach life lessons. Some of our greatest wisdom comes from those whose journeys may be quite different from our own.

When we escape into their world, we can learn from their trials, tactics, and courage. Through their wisdom, we add to our own.

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“Toy” with Your Life

It's all in the shake.

Who dreams of an Etch-A-Sketch when they’re my age? And why would this game come to the forefront of my mind when I haven’t seen one since I was a kid?

If you believe dreams are hidden messages, this one was sent as a reminder to practice a skill I hold dear. And one I’d forgotten. Read more

Catch A Phrase and Hang On!

Mantras are invisible stimulants or peaceful reminders.

Mantra Ironman 70.3 run: "Move arms, legs will follow."

I chose the we move category for this post because when I first discovered the power of mantras, my legs were crumbling beneath my body while trying to finish my first Half Ironman.

These powerful little phrases have impact. Impact on attitude, focus, strength, and performance. How can just a few choice words create such a buzz? Read more

Control Over Your Sixth Sense

Trusting your gut instincts gets complicated.

We rely on instincts.

Are you good at pegging people you first meet? Do your instincts kick in and adjectives start rolling around in your head instantly? Do you give the person a chance to change your perception or do you trust your initial gut and refuse to budge?

We are told that stereotyping is bad, prejudicial, and harmful to society. Can we trust our instincts? That depends. Read more

A Memorial Day Dedication: A Salute to the Back Row

Don't forget to look behind the front lines.

My mother passed away several years ago after battling an illness. In honor of her this Memorial Day, I decided to ask myself what was the number one thing I admired most about my mom. I didn’t want to over think it- just wanted to see what first popped in my mind.

The answer gave me goosies. And opened up a whole cave of streaming thoughts. Read more

The Number One Thing All Successful People Do

Success can be summed up in one verb.

For decades I’ve been fascinated with what makes some people strive while others struggle. Read more

Under the Covers: Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls

Welcome to Under the Covers, an on-going series of book reviews to enrich the way we think, move, eat and connect.

In my Under the Covers book series, I will rate each book based on its “Life Wisdom” value (from 1 to 5 wise owls). I will review books that inspire, motivate and teach life lessons. Some of our greatest wisdom comes from those whose journeys may be quite different from our own.

 

When we escape into their world, we can learn from their trials, tactics, and courage. Through their wisdom, we add to our own. Read more