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Your Calling

Your Calling

My latest favorite book is Elite Minds by Dr. Stan Beecham, a highly respected sport psychologist and performance consultant. From the book’s forward to the epilogue, I devoured this book as is proudly displayed in the dog ears, highlights, underlines and asterisks I added throughout its entirety. When I got to the chapter about one’s […]

Champions in the Trenches

Champions in the Trenches

In order to have lasting, healthy, success—whether in sport, business or life—you need the enthusiastic loyal support and involvement of those in the trenches with you. For the UCLA gymnastics program that means our coaches, team managers, The Den (our student section), the UCLA Alumni Band, our training staff, our nutritionist, our sports psychologists, and […]

Darn Right We’re Good Enough!

Darn Right We’re Good Enough!

I’m always amazed to find things out about my friends that I didn’t previously know. Such as, my dear friend Lieve Olivera is a brilliant writer. While I was visiting Lieve and her husband Hector last weekend we started talking about family, our parents, grandparents, etc. Lieve then shared with me a short story she […]

“Finish First” by Scott Hamilton

“Finish First” by Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is best known as an Olympic gold medal figure skater. However his grit, drive, tenacity and faith have kept him in the game of life through severe illness as a child, three bouts of cancer, a reoccurring brain tumor and all of the other pitfalls that life offers. I met Scott last fall […]

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