A Lesson from Friends

Have you ever seen the episode of Friends "The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS"? In the episode, Joey is supposed to host a telethon and is excited to do so because, in turn, he will get tv exposure. He justifies the job as a good deed. However, Phoebe disagrees and says the only reason he's... Continue Reading →

The Ax and the Saw

Once upon a time, there were two boys, Pete and Jim, who lived in the woods with their families. The boys grew up doing everything together since their families owned a logging business. When they turned 12 years old, they were asked to chop the wood for the family business. The boys were excited about... Continue Reading →

Shine Bright or Burnout

Athlete burnout is a combination of mental and physical exhaustion, sport devaluation, and reduced sense of accomplishment What happens when burnout occurs outside of athletics? I've experienced burnout twice in my athletic career. When I was a sophomore in high school, I decided it would be the last year I would play softball. Up until... Continue Reading →

Treat Yourself

How many times have you been in the grocery store and said to yourself, "just one box of cookies or one candy bar, I can treat myself!" It's important to utilize self-care; sometimes it's a day off, food, a massage, or any other special treat that you might be saving for yourself. It's very important... Continue Reading →

Creativeness

Where do you find inspiration to be creative? I take pieces from music, art, ideas, conversations, and even social media. I have a degree in Studio Art, yet I still struggle with finding inspiration to be more creative in my day to day life. My high school art teacher once said that we are most... Continue Reading →

Stress & Anxiety

When you stress out, how do you feel? A better question is what do you feel? Do you feel your heart beating faster, your stomach turning, or even your mind feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Stress is not always a bad thing. You've probably heard people talk about eustress aka the good stress and distress, which... Continue Reading →

Storytelling

When was the last time you told a story? Most likely your answer is today. I love storytelling, and we do it on a daily basis. The importance and the fun that comes with storytelling is irreplaceable. A few weeks ago, my significant other and I went to dinner and drinks with another couple. We... Continue Reading →

Miscommunication

How do you communicate? Do you need words? We communicate feelings, emotions, thoughts, questions, and so much more all by using language. But did you know that up to 70-75% of our communication is non-verbal? Communication is one of the hardest and simplest aspects of our lives. From birth, we are communicating. But, do you... Continue Reading →

Doing Less Can Be More

One of my favorite podcasts is Note to Self, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. Last year, she published a book entitled "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self". She talks about being in the moment and allowing yourself to be bored. Put the phone down, and be present with... Continue Reading →

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