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 →


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 →

Make Learning Fun

Remember back in middle school or even elementary school when movie days were the best days of the week. Those days are still great for high schoolers and college kids. Why? Stress was lower, it was a break of the monotonous schedule, and it was often fun. Even if the movie was duller or even... Continue Reading →

Thank you

Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Mahalo. Danke sehr. Arigato. Efharisto. Thank you. Two simple words that can mean so much. How often do you say "thank you"? Do you say it when someone blesses you after you sneeze, do you say it when someone holds the door for you, or do you say it when the waiter takes your order? Saying... Continue Reading →

Know Your People

The picture above shows some of my people. I watched a documentary the other day on YouTube, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, about Demi's rise to fame, personal struggles, and her journey to find herself again. In the documentary, she speaks to her drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorder, diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and her pathway... Continue Reading →

Developing the Person, Not Just the Athlete

To the athletes: How are you setting yourself up for success off the field? To the coaches: How are you setting your athletes up for success off the field? Developing individuals is not an easy course to take, but as coaches, we can give our athletes the tools they need to succeed in and out... Continue Reading →

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