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Backward Design

Backward design is a scientific and creative process that encourages facilitators to focus on more than the educational or clinical outcomes. Backward design is a process by which to achieve deep and enduring understanding that can be transferred across contexts.1-4 Knowing the ultimate goal and considering the needs of the individuals allows facilitators to plan … Continue reading Backward Design

Book Review: Summerhill School

Neill, A.S. Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992. OBJECTIVE: A.S. Neill writes about Summerhill, the self-governing Free School he founded in 1921. Summerhill is a place where children are free to do as they please under compliance of the rules set by their own voting. Creativity and confidence … Continue reading Book Review: Summerhill School

Perspective

Let's take our thoughts a little different direction today. I want you to take a moment to think about the last time you had an argument with someone special to you. What was the tipping point that caused you to lose your cool and really got the conversation heading in the "wrong direction?" ______________________________________________ Now, … Continue reading Perspective

“I Need a New Diet”

No! You do not need a new diet, or any diet, unless you are training for something specific  or if your doctor called your nutrition plan a "diet." Personally, this word is horrendous and should not be used by anyone. If you are adjusting your "food plan" or nutritional intake for whatever reason, please refer … Continue reading “I Need a New Diet”

Yes, Look Back

People often say, "Don't look back, you're not going that way." I'm going to disagree. Yes, it is important to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or situations of the past. However, it is also important to look back and appreciate the … Continue reading Yes, Look Back

Mental Weakness or Cry For Help?

Are you mentally weak, or are you subconsciously asking for help? What about your athletes or your kids? Have you ever experienced that training session that was meant to be challenging, but you know it wasn't too much to ask? It was within reach, but you stopped short of fulfilling expectations. Why did you stop? Did you … Continue reading Mental Weakness or Cry For Help?

Live with Purpose

They all tell us to follow our hearts, pursue our passion, live our dreams, live with intention, find our purpose, etc. They all tell us that we need to work hard and take risks. They tell us to craft a life that makes us eager to get out of bed in the morning. They tell us … Continue reading Live with Purpose