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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 ...

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...

Biggest Losers Build Confidence the Olympian Way

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We all need to realize that there are great things we do every day. And we need to view our mistakes as areas for improvement rather than downright failures.

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...

I Now Know That Anything Is Possible...Because of Gabe Adams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Knowing how our country really needs some strong inspiration right now, I wanted to share one of my favorite contributor's story from my new book, Whe...

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...

How the Fans Help Sway the Medal Count at an Olympic Games

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

To me, the Olympics are just as much about the fans who travel across the world, sport the silly hats, and are wrapped head to toe in their home nation's flag for the mere experience of cheering on their countrymen.

What Does It Really Feel Like to Stand Atop the Olympic Podium

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

As soon as the reality that I had actually just won an Olympic gold medal hit, I knew I had to find my soon-to-be-husband, Michael, and my parents.

Winners Aren't Afraid of Stating They Want to Win

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

As you read my blogs, keep in mind that these stories, anecdotes and tools are all based around my philosophy for success: THE TURTLE EFFECT (Highli...

How Do You Repay the Parents Who Helped You Win an Olympic Gold Medal?

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

As you read my blogs, keep in mind that these stories, anecdotes and tools are all based around my philosophy for success: THE TURTLE EFFECT (Highligh...