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What’s holding you back? Think again

March 23, 2010


My friend Donna sent me an article about a group of runners who will be running the Monument Avenue 10K race this coming weekend (along with me and 37,000 of our closest friends :))  These runners face the same challenges that every runner faces: finding time and discipline to train, nursing injury, trying to exceed […]

Don’t be perfect – be a leader

January 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=arnold+palmer+swing&iid=6698315″ src=”5/1/c/3/Senior_PGA_Championship_c992.jpg?adImageId=9516147&imageId=6698315″ width=”427″ height=”594″ /] Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing. Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have […]

Another inspiring story – you must read this!

December 22, 2009


Over at Copyblogger, Jonathan Morrow has written an incredible post about his own experience as a baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Totally inadequate summary: Jonathan was diagnosed as a baby with SMA and was supposed to die by the time he was 2 His mom refused to accept the doctor’s prognosis and kicked medical butt […]

Stretch your mind, stretch your body, achieve the unimagineable

November 25, 2009


Another wonderful story from the NY Times. Gregg Mozgala, a young actor with cerebral palsy learned to dance with the assistance and support of dedicated choreographer Tamar Rogoff, and started to feel nerves and body parts he had never felt before. She set out to choreograph a dance piece especially for him, adapted to his […]

Quick hit: Another incredible story

November 16, 2009


Wonderful story from the NY Times:  Illiterate and abused girl from Zimbabwe, married off at age 11, accomplishes four ridiculous goals against all odds, including obtaining her PhD in the U.S.  Dreaming the impossible dream!

Change your view of what’s possible and change your life

November 15, 2009


[picapp src=”b/0/7/f/Roger_Bannister_33e4.jpg?adImageId=7500529&imageId=6055266″ width=”234″ height=”162″ /] Roger Bannister was the first man to break the 4 minute mile. Photo: Allsport UK/Getty Images It seems to me that some of the saddest phrases I hear are: I could never do that I’d be scared to try that I’m too old to try something new I wish I […]

Day 15 – Want to make a difference? Build courage

November 4, 2009


[picapp src=”f/2/9/1/Businessman_holding_suitcase_f364.jpg?adImageId=7116600&imageId=5117792″ width=”200″ height=”275″ /] A friend of mine from law school ran for local delegate in my district.  He ran as an independent in a district with a strong incumbent, a district whose proud conservative citizens hardly need to know the name(s) of candidates for public office, so long as they know the party. […]

Day 13 – Not too old . . . for anything!

November 1, 2009


[picapp src=”0249/c7097235-361a-4ab9-b700-dd86cb0345b6.jpg?adImageId=7072172&imageId=253365″ width=”234″ height=”158″ /] I hope my kids think I’m as cool as this lady (someday)! [picapp src=”b/3/b/9/74.jpg?adImageId=7072231&imageId=3646326″ width=”234″ height=”298″ /] That’s former prez Bush (senior), skydiving on his EIGHTIETH birthday I just read a mini author bio about author Barb Johnson, who published her first book at age 52, after spending 20 years […]