I can still feel the instant sharp pain…. from my grandmother’s nails, all five foot two of her as she scolded me for slouching. She often would reach up and pinch me just between the shoulder blades as a timely reminder to stand up straight, pull my shoulders back, and put my chest forward. Grandma […]
Every so often the topic of the multi-sport athlete is raised in the media and I find myself reading about the personal benefits and collegiate advantages being a multi-sport athlete can bring. Almost all of these articles refer to increasing trend of high school athletes specializing in one sport earlier and more and more often […]
Thank you New England Patriots and congratulation on your Super Bowl LI win. Growing up, I was never into sports, I didn’t play them much and I didn’t watch them much on television. I missed out because now that I’m a mom to two sports fanatic boys, well one fanatical sports fanatic and one who […]
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Life is about the journey not the destination, we’ve all heard that quote in many different forms throughout our lives and there is great truth in that mantra. I live the majority of my life trying to focus on the journey I am taking, […]
Gingerbread houses, I have a love/hate relationship with them, and unfortunately ‘tis the season when stores are full of displays of gingerbread kits. Therefore ‘tis the season of children begging to make gingerbread houses, well at least in my house that’s what’s happening now. I have trouble even thinking the words gingerbread house without several […]
Mental toughness is a measure of an individual’s resilience and confidence. Mental toughness translates to success in education, sport, workplace, and well, basically life. If you Google mental toughness you will find all manner of articles describing mental toughness; the how to cultivate/develop, the whys you want to be, the elements of it, the psychology […]
All summer long I knew the challenge was coming. All summer long I fluffed it off – so it’s 4 days a week, I can do it, it will be fine. Then August happened, and the reality of four days a week began to make itself known. September hit and I was already barely treading […]
I often joke to my sons that they ruined my body…and let’s face it, they kind of did. Totally worth it , but I will never again have the same shape I had pre-pregnancy. I am forever altered; my abs especially. Because of this, I have joined the planking craze. Why plank?