Halfway Up

In the pursuit of our dreams and goals (sports, business, relationships, life), many of us think about our potential barriers and refer to our journey as climbing up a "mountain."  While it is important to set crazy awesome goals, it is also important to stop and refresh ourselves along the way. This photo of me was taken … Continue reading Halfway Up

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

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?

Planning Life Goals

Goals should inspire us to the Nth degree. All our actions should align with our goals, our purposes. Know your priorities and plan accordingly. Step 1: Establish Your 5 Year Life Achievement List DREAM BIG personal growth financial professional athletic spiritual/service social health Step 2: Establish Your 1 Year Goal Pick 10 from your 5 Year … Continue reading Planning Life Goals