“Pain is a teacher”

Figure out the hidden lessons in each painful experience. Learn to love everything that happens, and to trust that it is for the best. You will be better for it.

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“It could be worse”

“Cast your eyes upon the great company of people you know, or do not know…everywhere you will find those who have suffered greater losses than you.” – Seneca

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“More to learn”

Humility is an easy virtue to talk about, but much harder to put into practice.

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“Embracing the moment”

It is time to embody and muster the critical virtues of courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom.

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Reflections on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 I began this post at the beginning of the month, at first making my gratitude list similar to what I began seeing my friends post on social media posting each day… and I initially began with the traditional things like health, friends, family, reaching certain goals, making new connections, etc… But then […]

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More and Less Of… In Year 45

November 27, 2019 It is that time of year again, reflecting on the past year and setting my new year’s goals, which begins on my birthday rather than on the traditional calendar year. During my walk into work this morning, I was thinking about how to frame this year’s goals. While appreciating the fall chill, […]

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Competence for Confidence

October 26, 2019 I have been struggling during this first weightlifting training cycle since I joined East Coast Gold. I began this cycle after I competed at Masters Nationals in March this year. I thought I knew what training was like, the peaks the valleys, ups and downs, and understood that it was about trusting […]

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Learning to Be Still

May 29, 2019 I find myself too busy lately. Too busy working. Too busy training. Too busy doing this and that. I long for less noise. Less going here and doing that. Some days, I long to just be STILL. Quite honestly, I don’t even know what being still looks like, what it FEELS like. […]

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