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five

    Can you afford to get up five minutes earlier, every day?  If you can (and you can), you have the ability to start your day on a better note.  Here are some things you can do with five

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startled

  *photo credit: http://weknowyourdreams.com/fear.html When I am coaching, I very rarely raise my voice (read “yell”) to get my athletes’ attention.  Because we still exist with three distinct and symbiotic brains, we have literally no control over some of our responses.

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drive

* *image found at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/PHOTO/LARGE/red_tailed_hawk_1.jpg Sophomore year of college, I was gifted a car.  It was great.  Living only five hours from home, I could come and visit my parents and friends on weekends and over breaks pretty much as I

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bug

So, there was a bug on my windshield on the way to work this afternoon.  My commute is about 20 miles one way, and the bug stuck with me for most of the way.  It was alive, moving up and

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mostly

  * I love the movie, “The Princess Bride.”  In it, the protagonist, Wesley, becomes “mostly dead.”  By the end of the story, he is on his way to being fully alive.  If you haven’t seen this movie, stop reading

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chasing, 1

We’re all chasing something, or many somethings.  Fame.  Love.  God.  Relationships.  Money.  Success. In our chasings, we can get wrapped up in the pursuit.  When that happens, we often lose sight of the trees for the forest, and end up pursuing

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now

For my team: It’s time. It’s time to start. It’s time to start believing. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief that you are different. That your

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rut

  Think for a few moments about paths and ruts.  What tends to come to mind? The more a path is walked on, the more developed it gets.  In a forest, animals make game trails.  The more those trails are

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tension

My students have asked several times if we could play tug-of-war after classes.  My response is always the same.  “No!”  I get that this has been a classic game played in PE classes and among friends.  I actually rather like

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elastic

The Weight of Expectation can be a difficult burden to carry. We push up against the next level, and sometimes it pushes back.  It’s like pushing against strong elastic.  The closer we get to that level, and the more the elastic is

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Thank you! Madison earns her Lil Dragons purple belt! Better group photo from the Puzzle Room, and one with my team from tonight Peak Poomsae outing.  Eats, then the Puzzle/Escape Room.  More and more, I realize just how lucky and blessed I am to be able to serve this team and these families. Liam earns his Lil Dragons Green Belt!