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It’s All In You

Everything you want in life is in your reach if you can master yourself. Maybe it’s your attitude, or a skill-set, or a work ethic, or even a scheduling challenge. Maybe it’s a combination of things! Just know that if … Continue reading

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No Self-Limiting Allowed

I had a spill on my bike last Saturday. The seat post stem freakishly sheared off while I was riding, which in itself wasn’t so bad. It was the fact that I took my eyes off the road to figure … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait for Monday How many times have you come up with a great workout or meal plan, or maybe an awareness of how to get more movement into your day, or perhaps some other wonderfully healthy action that will … Continue reading

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Asking Yourself the Hard Question

How do you prioritize your time? Can you be honest with your answer? Like I tell my kids, often the truth is uncomfortable. If your health – fitness, nutrition, stress management, and sleep – is not really a priority, then … Continue reading

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Pencil and Pedals Ready? Northwest 2013 Cycling Rides for Your Calendar

Cycling with friends is fun and motivating. Grabbing your friends to cycle with crowds of strangers who become roadie compadres is even more fun!  Organized road touring rides are a great for lots of reasons: – new riders benefit from … Continue reading

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Nothing Comes from Nothing: 5 Steps Toward Getting That Goal

I recently saw a sign that read: “EXCUSES Are for People Who Don’t WANT it Badly ENOUGH.” Wow.  That hit me hard.  It reminded me of a sports psychology lecture I attended at the World Spinning & Sport Conference in … Continue reading

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Are You All You Need?

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” — Oprah So here’s a guilty secret I have:  I thrive, absolutely shine, on the positive feedback I get from others. … Continue reading

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When Catching an Edge – or a Cold – Takes You Down

Picture this:  you’re a world-class alpine skier.  You’ve been diligently following your training plan with a blend of strength, cardio, plyometrics, and Pilates.  You eat right.  You feel amazing and unstoppable as you fly down the mountain!   Now imagine … Continue reading

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“Flyaway” from Self-Deception to Success!

I was recently fortunate to receive an advance copy of Helen Landalf’s anticipated teen novel, “Flyaway.”  It’s the story of fifteen year old Stevie, a girl used to her drug-addicted mother disappearing for days at a time.  Her Aunt Mindy … Continue reading

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Grey Days, Sunny Heart

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where we have a reputation for endless days of rain and grey skies. The joke around here is that the Seattle Rain Festival runs from January 1st to December 31st. While that is a … Continue reading

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