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This past weekend, Luke participated in the Kids Ride of the Twilight Criterium, a fast-paced cycling race in the heart of downtown Boise. Admittedly, I was a very proud mom when I saw him pedaling his heart out at the end of the race, finishing close to the front of the pack. We may have a little...
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When Luke was in Montessori pre-school, his wonderful teacher made a suggestion which left a strong impression: “When you’re child is playing by himself, leave him alone! He is using his imagination, which is very healthy for children.” I would argue the same is true for adults – a little imagination might go a long...
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It’s no secret that I’m a hoops fan, and I have touted the many benefits of spectator sports more than once on my blog. I get really excited when March Madness rolls around (especially when UNC wins). Yesterday, when Morehead State seriously screwed up my bracket upon beating Louisville, I was truly happy to see...
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Earlier in the summer, I wrote a series on using visualization to achieve your goals. My inspiration in writing these posts was experimentation with visualization as part of my mastermind group. Since this time, I have encountered a number of people who are unaware of the existence and purpose of mastermind alliances. What is a...
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With tears streaming down my face, I recently finished the 2010 Boston Marathon, my 12th marathon. Were they tears of joy?  Well, I did reach my goal, which was to break four hours, with a final time of 3:58.51, or 9:07 pace. This means that at age 46, I have qualified for Boston once again....
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This is my last post in a week-long series about how we can use visualization as a tool to help achieve both daily and long-term goals. Today’s post is an interview with Robert DalColletto, a professional writer and friend who has found visualization helped him succeed in many areas of life. As a pre-teen, he says...
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No matter what we’re trying to accomplish, setting goals will help us get there. Age-old guidelines are available to assist us in goal setting: make them measurable, attainable, specific and time-sensitive. But sometimes setting goals can be an ambiguous process, like throwing darts blindfolded. In fact, when I recently formed a mastermind group with two...
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How many of you saw skier Lindsay Vonn doing what appeared to be a hula dance with her eyes closed, just before winning the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics? As you probably know, she was visualizing the bumps and turns of the race course. In fact, visualization is an integral part of her...
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