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The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Feeling the "Pressure" as Divers Stranded Deep Underwater

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Pressure is gripping and suspenseful, adeptly building tension as the back stories of the main characters unfold in surprising ways. When people are put in untenable positions, survival can bring out the best and worst of all of us.

Coming Out From the Shadows

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Naphtali Hoff

Some players have retired; others were released, or were traded away. New faces dot the turf, in the form of free agent signings, prospects and other roster hopefuls. Perhaps no team is experiencing this dynamic more than the New York Yankees.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

The Burden of Expectation: Another Lesson from an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The bottom line is that, unless you do something to change your perspective on expectations or to help you let go of those expectations, you have very little chance of doing your best and getting the results you want.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

The Advantages Of Getting A Head Start On Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Some of us put so much pressure on ourselves to make and keep New Year's resolutions that the whole process becomes self-defeating. But what if we got...

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

People Around You Control Your Mind

The Washington Post | Jeff Guo | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

So you’re sitting on a plane, somewhere in the back. Sweat is rising off this human stew, and in horror you watch it condense, trickling down the wi...

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

3 Essential Mindsets for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

When I talk about mindset, I mean what is going on in your head just before you begin a competition, whether on the field, course, court, track, what-have-you. What happens in your mind during that oh-so-important period sets the stage for whether you perform to the best of your ability.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

Keep Your Eye On The Dream: Your Child's Not Yours

Janie Emaus | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Janie Emaus

When it comes to sports, too many parents listen to the child that lives inside of themselves, rather than the child that is standing in front of them.

The Comparer's Prison

Rena DeLevie | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

I make the same typo every time I type one specific word: Comaprison. This is actually Comparison. But aren't they the very same thing?

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

Unfriending the Joneses

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Between the fundraisers, the soccer and T-ball games, the family celebrations and topping it off with Girl's Night Out, when do these people have time to sleep? And it's not just weekends. The madness happens on weeknights too.

How Mindfulness Keeps Athletes' Heads In The Game

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The World Cup is officially in full swing, and needless to say, the competition is fierce. Tonight the United States squares off against Ghana, the ne...

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.