The Amazing, Thriving Greta Andersen

Just got back from interviewing Greta Andersen, an 87-year old swimming instructor who is also a gold and silver medal winner from the 1948 London Olympics, and who also won 13 world championships and set 72 amateur competitive swimming records and who is also multi-time member of the 24-hour club.   Needless to say, she is Read more about The Amazing, Thriving Greta Andersen[…]

Happy Monday – It’s a beautiful day

Why does Monday get a bad rap?  I think it’s the best day of the week.  After all, it was the day I was born. Plus, every Monday gives me a fresh, new feeling like New Year’s Day and Easter, which brings a sense of a clean slate – so to speak. Here’s a thought: Read more about Happy Monday – It’s a beautiful day[…]

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Happy Monday

How is your day going so far? Are you struggling to get it started? If so, take a few moments to focus and create a calm work environment. 1st, prioritize tasks. 2nd, declutter your desk of distractions. 3rd, light a candle for a special person. Then, dedicate the day to that person.  Think of their Read more about Happy Monday[…]

It’s Okay To Fail

Having spent the last few months training for the 1/2 Ironman distance HITS Napa triathlon, I found the double-talk amazing.  Fear of failure mixed with wishing for a better life, i.e., be healthy, learn a language, travel abroad, strengthen family bonds.  One person actually said he did not want to try anything new unless there Read more about It’s Okay To Fail[…]

Power of choice

Day 40 – Choose to find your purpose

Racing Ironman taught me many lessons.  One was the power of choices, including choosing to seek out and find my purpose. That’s something to think about – To know your purpose you must choose to seek it out just like you choose other life choices – eating healthy, hydrating, thinking positively.  We are born with Read more about Day 40 – Choose to find your purpose[…]

Vince Lombardi Trophy

Day 36 – Quality of Commitment

http://youtu.be/QMYqSBgXo34 The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence – regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~ Vince Lombardi Vince Lombardi is considered to be one of the best and most successful coaches in NFL history, and his quote reminds us to focus on doing our best, Read more about Day 36 – Quality of Commitment[…]

Ironman Austin

Thriving Thoughts: Be Aware

Be Aware Just getting back on my feet (literally) from racing Ironman Austin, and when sharing its good, bad and ugly stories I find it fascinating that most people focus on me loosing three toenails instead of me accomplishing the Ironman goal. It’s an interesting perspective with a clear reminder that we choose different filters Read more about Thriving Thoughts: Be Aware[…]