How To Not Set Goals

No, really. I mean it. Goal setting is so last year. And yes, I may be partially kidding… But here is what I know for sure: Sometimes what we do when we are trying to set goals is we end up setting ourselves up for failure. And that can be a tricky situation as most...

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The Anatomy of a Team

From head to toe, teams can be tricky to navigate. A mix of personalities and agendas can make team-building a mighty feat. And it can also become a task that is not for the faint of heart. It can also be a completely beautiful yet complex process of discovery. I have...

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She called me by name…

Here’s what I know for sure… we all want two things in life. And by want, I mean we desire and yearn for and search, long and run after the moment we see a glimpse. Well, sometimes perhaps it’s that drastic, other times we are just aware it exists. And by having an...

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When Doubt Writes Your Story

I was in a constant fight with my belief system. “I can’t” became my natural mantra. “I am not … enough” became my lullaby as I struggled falling asleep night after night. As an athlete, as a coach, as a daughter, sister and partner, doubt crept in like a green, scaly...

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On the Will to Win…

Are elite level athletes born, or are they made? Are people who excel at things in life just that special? I have asked and studied and asked again. And it always comes back to this… Greatness can easily be born, but certainly, with the right tools, can also be...

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And so I planted flowers…

Mom loved pretty things. She loved to marvel in the beauty of the sky, the trees, pretty flowers on the side of the road. I can’t tell you how many times (shhh… sometimes illegally I am sure) we stopped on the side of a highway to pick wild flowers so mom could put...

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The Warmth of the Sun

I almost didn’t recognize it… that hot ball of brightness in the sky. It’s been so long. And maybe that is a metaphor. And maybe it’s not. It’s been a long, cold, damp winter. And unless you are an Olympic Skier, I think we all are begging for spring. I walked down...

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Why not me… Why me?

There are a hundred famous quotes about why NOT… About tempting fate and letting it know that you have just as good a chance at something as anyone else. Then Russell Wilson came along last month and gave us his Cinderella story. He asked the question, “Why not me?”...

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Are You a Real Author?

My afternoon consisted of sharing my message with about 80 elementary school kids at the YMCA Believe and Achieve program. It’s an amazing place, doing some awesome work. Most of these kids are at or below the poverty level, living in homes that often have one...

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In Case We Didn’t Say…

My beautiful mother lost her battle with a very long-fought illness (Cortico Basal Ganglionic Degeneration) on December 26th, 2013. Her whole family surrounded her on Christmas to say our last goodbyes. We know she waited for us to all be there with her. She was gone...

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The Way I See It…

I am often asked if I ever have bad days. Well, let me tell you about my humanness. I have bad days. They come whenever they want, and they leave when they are finished wreaking havoc. I can’t always predict them, but I know when they appear in front of me. The truth...

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The inner chatter we become…

“What is failure?” Her big eyes looked up at me with the power of question, not knowing whether or not she wanted to really hear the answer. “Is it good or bad?” I was not sure if the questions were going to end, or if this was just the beginning of the circle and the...

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They Call Me “Hat Girl.”

I used to drag it around everywhere I went… Usually took up space in the middle of my room. I couldn’t close it anymore, it was spilling out. I don’t think they make bigger trash bags either. Mine was green, the strong triple-ply kind that doesn’t get holes in it...

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…And of little pink gloves

It was 10:30 Sunday morning and I was walking through Target on my way home from meeting a friend for breakfast. I wasn’t having the best day, feeling emotional over some things I was dealing with in my life that morning. I made my way through the dog aisle to get...

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The Greatest Gift We Give.

I came in from walking the dogs on this oddly chilly May morning… The TV was on one of the music channels. “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw just started as I sat down with my coffee. I know the universe speaks to me. I know this because I have felt it in every...

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