The Misery of Mediocrity

Have you ever been walking through the mall, feeling uncomfortable in your jeans because they’ve gotten a little too tight, looked at someone with a bigger weight challenge, and thought to yourself, “At least I’m not her?” Have you ever sat around with your friends lamenting about the way your body doesn’t cooperate anymore?  You know the…

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Perspective from Mother Nature

This is as difficult as Wisconsin weather gets…11 below without the wind.  It’s so cold that after swimming at the Y this morning, my friend’s wet hair turned to ice as we walked a block to the car.  It’s impressively cold but fortunately it won’t last long.  Soon it will be 20 degrees and everyone…

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Quiet Places

Do you ever want to run away from everything that needs to get done, from everyone who demands your time?  The world seems to chase us at an ever increasing pace.  We should try to slow it down from time to time and find a quiet place to find ourselves. No one expresses this desire…

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Support system

My girlfriend was complaining about her struggle with weight control.  She’s slightly heavier than she’d like to be, maybe 10 lbs.  So I reminded her of another friend who’s nearly 100 lbs over-weight, suggesting that she was lucky not to have her problem.  I was trying to give her some support.  She didn’t appreciate the…

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Moving forward

I spent several hours last week reviewing 2010 in my head.  It was a year of changes: buying a condo, splitting kid time with my Ex, writing a book, dealing with a prolonged hamstring injury, and trying to get comfortable belonging to just me.  I could have handled it better but that’s what hindsight is…

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Top 10 list

You’ve just lived another year, another 365 days of homework, an investment in your future.  What 10 things would you like to remember forever?  I think you should start a new tradition.  Buy a journal and label it:  My Top 10 List.  Then sit down on New Years Day and review the past year.  What…

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