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Cue Ball

Cue Up Your Life

As a gymnastics coach, I help athletes come up with “cues” to say before each skill that emphasize finer points to achieve the result they want. Take balance beam for example, some athletes have a technical cue they say to themselves, such as “push through my legs” or “jump” before their flipping series. Other athletes have emotional cues, such as “patience” or “aggressive” before executing …

Flexing Your Cognitive Muscle

I love the concept of “Cognitive Flexibility.” The notion of being able to switch between thoughts… and sometimes doing so simultaneously. In order to maintain our sanity we will work a skill or process to mastery so we can save time and effort. After all, why reinvent the wheel? This is the practical thing to do. The downside? While we make personal progress, we’ve only …

Yellow Brick Road

Lighting Your Yellow Brick Road

Eight days into the New Year, how are things going with your Resolutions? Last week I mentioned how I’m Acting As If because it is a more actionable path. As I have embraced my journey to Act As If I am a “quasi-health nut,” the trail ahead has begun to light up. I feel a bit like Dorothy skipping along the yellow brick road… not sure …

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Do Resolutions Ever Work?

“What’s your New Year’s resolution?” This question has always bugged me. I literally just figured out my disdain while trying to craft a Musing about the importance of resolutions. I didn’t know why, but it has always grated my nerves that because it was a new year I had to miraculously be motivated to turn over a new leaf, break an old habit, and/or insert …

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The Greatest Generation

This past week we observed, with gravity, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, as well as the passing of Senator, Professor, Marine Aviator, Astronaut, Engineer and devoted family man John Glenn. In listening to the few remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, as well as the eulogies of John Glenn, I am overwhelmed with a sense of awe and ineptness. I fully …