Time Well Spent is Time Spent on You!

Time Well Spent is Time Spent on You!

Time controls you every day in incremental ways. Your alarm clock jolts you awake, parking meters limit the time you spend in any one place, and your watch, calendar, and phone serve as constant reminders of your schedule. Time can bring relief, like when you break for lunch or get a check on “payday,” but it can also strangle you when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all of the things you want and need to get...

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The Baby Steps of Choice

The Baby Steps of Choice

Humans are autonomous beings. We are free to choose whether we live the same life day-to-day, or we can choose to make changes, one day at a time. It’s a series of small choices – baby steps – that pave the way to transformation. My goal may be to run a 7-minute mile, but I know that it’s not something I’ll achieve right away. First I have to consistently run a 9-minute mile, which is not an easy feat for me. And so, I have a choice: I...

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It Takes a Team

It Takes a Team

There is no “me” in team – not even in individual sports. Athletes are most successful when they have supportive coaches, trainers, and family members. There are many examples of how it really does take a team to achieve personal goals. In science, for example, Nobel laureates often credit their lab workers for their help with research. When you watch entertainment awards shows, like the Emmys®, you see how creating successful television...

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Pearls of Wisdom About Fitness for Fertility

Pearls of Wisdom About Fitness for Fertility

I recently took my son to college and listened to a number of professors and deans giving advice to the crop of new students that were embarking on a new stage of life. The students were encouraged to move outside of their comfort zones of their lives prior to college.  An analogy to the oyster was made: all oysters have the innate ability to make a pearl, but not all oysters will make one. The pearl is made by a combination of factors, the...

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Sleep: The Key to Fitness

Sleep: The Key to Fitness

In today’s world, many people think it is not only okay, but is actually necessary, to skip adequate sleep in order to ensure that they have time enough to accomplish what they have set out to do. Sleep is as essential to health as is proper nutrition and exercise. The Chinese have a philosophy of yin and yang – that two seemingly opposite states are actually interdependent. Being active, therefore, requires balance through rest. Recently, I...

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Sports is a Metaphor for Life – so GO PRO!

Sports is a Metaphor for Life – so GO PRO!

For me, it’s been a summer of watching Little League baseball. In the long hours in the stands, I am reminded how sports is a metaphor for life. My son’s team practiced twice daily in their quest for the Little League State Championship, with an eye on the ultimate goal: a chance to play in the Little League World Series. It was a great run, but unfortunately they ended as runners-up and didn’t win the state title. The experience was a...

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