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Leading a Fulfilled Life

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Quite honestly, I would be more scared to think of how unfulfilled my life would be if I hadn't taken the risk. Try asking yourself what you'd risk for a more fulfilled life.

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

Remembering Childhood Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There was a point in my freestyle skiing career when I started getting sidetracked by the allure of the dollar. But when I stood on my makeshift podium as a five-year-old girl, it was the medal I dreamed of.

Leap and the Net Will Appear

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There is a saying by John Burroughs, "leap and the net will appear." I put that concept to the test during my second World Cup competition overseas.

An Olympic Hero Everyone Should Resolve to Be Like

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

To kick off the New Year, I wanted to share a story on a man that everyone should resolve to be like. Shortly after my retirement from aerial skii...

True Olympic Character

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

My impressions of the Olympic spirit were forever changed on August 5, 1984, at the very first women's Olympic marathon. I had long ago become an O...

Acknowledge Your Front Row

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

As we're quickly approaching Thanksgiving, I thought I should share my thoughts on giving thanks in a way you might never have thought of. Let the se...

The True Powers of Positive Thinking

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was at a World Cup in Madaro, Japan, that I first learned how important a positive attitude can be. The day was warm and the conditions on the aer...

A Man Named Tim: A Special Olympic Experience

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Several years ago I was invited to a charitable conference called the Glocal Forum. The Forum was a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promoti...

Sports and Society: A Lesson From Safari

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nikki Stone

Through my work with Right To Play, I met an amazing gentleman named Safari. Safari lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994, where nearly a million people were killed.

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 ...

The Self-Proclaimed Risk-Taker Who Confronted Her Fears

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I have a friend who's always been afraid of fully committing to a relationship. I would tease him that he wasn't a risk-taker like I was. I risked...

How Does a Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights Start a Risky Sport Like Aerial Skiing? Part II

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Continued from last week's blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nikki-stone/how-does-a-girl-who-is-af_b_543461.html ********************************...

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?

How Does a Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights Start a Risky Sport Like Aerial Skiing? Part I

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

It didn't matter if it was Monopoly, minigolf, gym class, or the gymnastics state championship, competition was always filling my soft inside. It g...

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...

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...