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Even Country Leaders Have to Learn to Take a Risk: Prince Albert's Most Moving Experience

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Things didn't go exactly as I planned in the 1994 Olympics. But I can say that I truly cherish the memories and the friendships I forged with my fe...

The Landmine Game: Learn What Kind of Team Player You Are

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Several years ago, I served as a board member of a program with the United States Olympic Committee, where eight Olympic medalists would help mentor f...

How to Help You Win an Argument

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Most of us don't know the best way to really win an argument. My husband once pointed out to me that I wasn't really listening to his point of view w...

Climbing Blind: An Unbelievable Trek Up Everest

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

At the top of Everest, all I heard were sounds of space. I felt as if I was being swallowed up by the sky. Though I lost the use of my eyes long ago, on that day I saw a glorious vision.

Standing Up to Fear

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Because I was afraid of injuries, doing triple flips fifty feet in the air was no easy feat for me. I'd be a fool not to have fears. I think that ...

Organ Transplant That Led to Olympic Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Shortly after the Olympics, I had the opportunity to meet my donor family. I was more nervous about our meeting than I had been for my Olympic race. How do you thank a family for life itself?

Nadia Comaneci's Olympic Journey and How She Found Her Focus

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Not long after seeing my first hero, Nadia Comaneci win the Olympics, I enrolled in a gymnastics class myself. I made great progress, and eventuall...

A More Fulfilling Life: Learning From Elite Athletes

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

To truly excel at what you do, there has to always be some part of your life that is not automatic yet. When this is the case, you can practice in this zone until you achieve automaticity. Then raise the bar.

Fighting the Good Fight to Win Olympic Gold--Part II

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

For all those fighting the good fight let me share my story of overcoming one of the greatest adversities I've ever endured: coming back from a spinal...

Fighting the Fight to Win Olympic Gold

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

For all those fighting the good fight, let me share my story of overcoming one of the greatest adversities I've ever endured: coming back from a spi...

Look After Yourself, Look After One Another: A Lesson Learned from Charity

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

This past weekend I was invited to a event for a charity that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time, Right To Play. Many of you may have...

Even Legendary NFL Quarterback Steve Young Has to Try, Try Again

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

I remember thinking that sports celebrities had it made. They somehow didn't fail like the rest of us. I, on the other hand, had a slew of failure...

Chia: Ancient American Superfood

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Though we've all heard of chia pets, this tiny ancient black seed is a bonafide nourishing food crop. It's considered an energy tonic that enhances joint activity and sexual health.

Learning To Love Yourself And Your Body

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Myers says that we can locate virtues inside our bodies. For example, she houses courage in her diaphragm. That's where she goes to find the energy to do a handstand in Yoga.

A Triathlete Amputee's Thoughts On Her Body: Missing An Arm, But Not Courage, Part 1

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Leadership expert, triathlete and mother of quadruplets, twins and three other children, DeeDee Myers is never without lipstick in her purse. She's always prepared, always presentable, no matter what.

To an Athlete Screwing Up Young

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
James Moore

Woods is not undone because he can no longer play the game with greatness but because he does not have the personality to accept himself as a lesser being; neither do most of his fans.

Vitamin D May Boost Athletic Performance

nytimes.com | Gretchen Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vitamin D is an often overlooked element in athletic achievement, a "sleeper nutrient," says John Anderson, a professor emeritus of nutrition at the U...

Not Your Regular 21-Year-Old Snowboarder: A Q&A with Kevin Pearce

Erica Boeke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Boeke

There are a dozens of up-and-coming athletes who are looking to go for the gold and the glory in 2010 -- but one rising young snowboarding star is also looking to change the face of his sport.

China Criticism Must Continue

Graham Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Graham Bensinger

There were columnists during the Olympic Games suggesting that China's image is changing. It's incredibly ignorant to even imply that.