Back in 1999 I was a good swimmer. I thought of myself as a super swimmer (my ego was a little bit bigger than it is now). I had already won a world championship, at 27 I became the oldest member in our National Swim Team ever, I helped our team to earn a couple of... Continue Reading →
Parenthood. Are you doing it right?
Parenthood is hard. Period. It doesn't matter what you do or which approach you take, being a parent is not easy. You can read books about it, you can ask for advice, you can go through trial and error and, most likely, there will be moments when you feel like a complete failure and perhaps... Continue Reading →
LIFE LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS
I love running. It’s hard to explain how it makes me feel but I am sure that any of you that are involved in any sort of physical activity (or any kind of activity… piano, acting, anything!) can understand the feeling. I remember when I was in between sports (I used to be a hard... Continue Reading →
Face your fears
We are all afraid of something at some point in our lives. From a kid who is afraid of the dark to a parent who is afraid of losing his job/security to provide for his family, to an athlete who may be afraid of not fulfilling its goal or being able to finish strong. Fear... Continue Reading →
Want to build your self esteem and confidence? Here is how you can learn to tame your inner critic
In the ideal world every time we would have a thought it would be one the supports us, tells us how awesome we are, or helps us to believe in ourselves. In the real world (at least in my real world) my thoughts have not always been my best friend. And just when I think... Continue Reading →
Are you settling for less?
There is a prerequisite for reaching our many goals, and making all of our dreams come true: We can accept nothing less. Sometimes, we fill our emptiness with things that are not what we really want. Maybe we accept the career that’s easier and safer for us instead of taking the risk and putting in... Continue Reading →
Go beyond your limits. Here is how
“Training for a race is like riding a roller coaster -- you experience highs and lows, ups and downs, and more peaks and troughs than the New York Stock Exchange”. Chrissie Wellington, 4-time World Ironman Champion Most of us rarely utilize our full physical capability so it’s hard to imagine where our real limits reside.... Continue Reading →
Want to lose weight?
I have talked about this topic in one of my previous blogs, and since it is one of those subjects that are constantly in conversations, media, and pretty much everywhere you turn your head towards I decided to update it here. I had an eating disorder when I was 19 years old. I was lucky enough to... Continue Reading →
The best you
Life is as hard or as easy as we want to make it. This week I have had a couple of Aha moments that made me wonder how people may perceive me. At 45 years old I have learned not to care much about what people think of me (which was not always the case... Continue Reading →