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A New Decade, A New Act

A New Decade, A New Act

2020 …A new year, a new decade, a new chapter–more like a new book… or as I tend to think about it… the beginning of my third act. There are many gifts that come with the luxury of being able to retire, many of them are daunting due to the unfamiliar landscape of the “unknown.” […]

My Cause

My Cause

One of the things I’m constantly grateful for is the gift of Choice. From being able to choose what I eat for breakfast, to whom I choose to interact with in my life, to the Faith I choose to embrace… everything we do in life is a choice. And yet there are many people who […]

TED Challenge

TED Challenge

Daunting. Overwhelming. Panic attack worthy. Challenging. Exciting. Exhilarating. Yes, those are all the emotions I felt everyday from the moment I agreed to do a TED Talk. And from what I understand, this is pretty much the norm. I was told to expect that I was going to think that what I have to say […]

Manners

Manners

Imagine a gathering of a couple hundred badass women, most of whom grew up playing sports; all talking about how to use our collective vision, passion, and voice to make substantial positive change through the empowering masterclass called sport. I recently had this experience while I was attending the ESPNW Summit. Not only was it […]

Living in the Eye of the Hurricane

Living in the Eye of the Hurricane

In the eye of the hurricane all is quiet… not only is this one of my favorite lines from Hamilton, but something I heard many years ago that has stuck with me in times of turbulence. But I recently realized that every one of us live in the eye of the hurricane every day. The […]

The Power of the Vision Board

The Power of the Vision Board

S o… we’re half way through summer. How close are you to those summer goals you set? How about those of you who didn’t set summer goals? Uh…. 🙋🏻‍♀️! that would be me. Since I retired from coaching a few months ago, I’ve been bouncing all over the place with 101 different projects and speaking […]

We’ve Got a Plastic Problem

We’ve Got a Plastic Problem

Calling all humans… We have a plastic problem! It’s not an urban legend, myth, or political discussion. It is a massive problem that can no longer be  ignored.  At the end of March a pregnant sperm whale was found dead on a beach in Sardinia, Italy. The soon-to-be mother had 50 pounds of plastic in […]

Dear UCLA

Dear UCLA

In honor of UCLA celebrating their centennial birthday, I’ve decided to share the speech I wrote for my farewell banquet honoring the greatest university in the world. Dear UCLA, thank you for a life I would have never imagined.  For more than half my life you have welcomed me as a steward of one of […]

Novelty: Intriguing or Frightening?

Novelty: Intriguing or Frightening?

I have written quite a bit about how I attempt to find joy every day through mindful moments of appreciation and gratitude. To be honest, most of the time it’s been pretty easy. For the past 37 years I was able to walk into the gym at UCLA and start my day with 20 hugs […]