On Friday I had the honour of being part of a panel discussing the impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on communities across Britain. Before I give a short overview of the conversation, I want to ask you a few questions… What are your thoughts on the socio-cultural impact of the Olympic Games? How... Continue Reading →
Long ago, Aristotle identified two key factors determining the positive psychology of happiness. These are:  fulfillment and  contentment. I think he’s hit the nail on the head there. I mean, he was a pretty wise guy wasn't he?! Living Fulfilled Yesterday I felt fulfillment volunteering at my local athletics club, Oldham and Royton Harriers.... Continue Reading →
Do you ever have those times when you stop and you’re like, “Silly Jesus, you know exactly what you’re doing here don’t you?” (My mom thinks saying things like “silly Jesus” is bad but I think he’s totally okay with it. I like to believe Jesus likes to have fun and tell jokes too). So, […]... Continue Reading →
Powerful thought process behind this awesome story. Just what I love to read about for inspiration, encouragement and a reminder that life is meant for LIVING....NO MATTER WHAT!
From a fellow athlete in Phoenix, Arizona and beautiful-spirited friend. She’s also on a Paralympic Games Road to Rio 2016 mission!
Before the New Year I wanted to get a quick D&M (deep and meaningful) blog upon reviewing 2015 and all that has passed.
It was another year of transition, a little turmoil and a lot of learning. For me, the year was full of emotions and at times felt incredibly treacherous.
It was a sea with violent waters and while I fought, struggled, and somehow managed to keep my head above the water. (At least what feels like enough to survive.) I’m so glad that 2016 offers such hope and honestly homeostasis where the same crashing waters will calm and I will find solace in the new norms I’ve made and accepted for myself.
2015 was a year of gratitude for my family, and the families I have made for myself throughout my life. I learned that, as humans, the families we are born into often unintentionally create shaky foundations…
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“Life is ‘give and take.’. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.”
Life is “give and take.” Give thanks and take nothing for granted.
So stop worrying and complaining all the time. Life is too short.
Instead of focusing on how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are.You’re blessed more than you likely realize. You have what many hope for.
The people and things you take for granted today may be the only ones you need tomorrow. Never be too busy to make time for that which matters most. Remember the good times, be strong during tough times, love always, laugh often, and be thankful for each new day. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they have. So be thankful today. Life isn’t perfect, but it can be pretty darn good.
Church followed by ‘football’ is a typical American Sunday. That’s what I‘ve been told anyway. And that is also my experience so far. Last night was a fabulous novelty for me. I felt like such an American – I have an actual ‘football’ team to support – the Arizona Cardinals. And I watched and enjoyed... Continue Reading →