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The Shame of Failure

Common Beliefs about Failure are:  You are a bad ____ because you failed.  Failure is NOT an option.  Failures are losers.  If you’re not first place, you’ve failed.  Why try if you might fail?  Avoid failure at all costs.  If you failed, you:  Didn’t try hard enough.  Weren’t prepared.  Didn’t do the research.  Weren’t organized.  Weren’t […]

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A Trip of Love, Trust and Miracles

I have three older brothers.  I am the youngest and the only girl.  My youngest brother calls me.  He has been struggling with depression since his wife asked for a divorce almost a year ago.  He is in trouble.  He is in BIG trouble.  I decide to fly out to California (I live in Virginia) […]

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Good versus Bad Pain – What Parents of High School Athletes Need to Know – Part II

As a fitness professional for over 25 years and the Training and Conditioning Coach for the WTWoodson Crew Team for the last 6 years, I have put together a few articles that I think will benefit parents (and coaches) for high school athletes.  Enjoy!! Good versus Bad Pain Note:  I am NOT a doctor and […]

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