Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! In the last moments before pre game concludes, part of the focus is on execution. By this point, I’ve already evaluated the last game. I’ve watched film, and in my head I’ve replayed my own performance over and over throughout the week. We’ve had practice, so we’ve already addressed concerns […]
Good morning, ladies and gentleman! I’ve had the opportunity to begin a weekly blog for The Giving Athlete, and last night I posted a blog that was essentially the same as yesterday’s Words of Wisdom. I think I did better job of writing and explaining myself, however. If you care to read that version, you may do so here! […]
Great Monday morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to December. Hard to believe that we are about to close 2013 out already. When I think of December I compare it to the last few minutes of pregame before kickoff, tipoff, or faceoff. In that last little bit of pregame, I’m not concerned with our team’s record. I’m not […]
Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen! “None of us can exist in isolation. Our lives and existence are supported by others in seen and unseen ways, be it by parents, mentors or society at large. To be aware of these connections, to feel appreciation for them, and to strive to give something back to society in a […]
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and happy Thanksgiving! An idea that has stuck with me for quite some time now, is to give when you can least afford to. I had the opportunity last night to follow through on this principle. And while, admittedly, my first instinct was to say “Not tonight, I cannot afford to […]
Mike Wardian has what it takes to be a champion – he had it as an attackman in 1992, and still does as ranked ultra marathon runner today.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! My cousin, when he was 12 years old, said to me “Pastor said if you are the smartest one in your group of friends, you need to find a new group of friends.” This is probably reasonably, if not wholly, true for many other character traits as well. We should surround […]
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! “Listen, or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.” – American Indian proverb One of the most important pieces of effective communication is listening. Not hearing, but listening. Too often we get caught up in ourselves – Our own thoughts, opinions, views, experiences. We forget to listen to what is going […]
Good morning, ladies gentlemen! “The worker who is paid to keep the sheep is different from the shepherd. The paid worker does not own the sheep. So when he sees a wold coming, he runs away and leaves the sheep alone. Then the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them. The man runs away because […]
Good Monday morning! One thing I sincerely enjoy about sending out this email each day is that I rarely know who is going to be affected by it. It goes out to athletes and non athletes. It goes out to parents of college students and parents of toddlers. It goes out to high school students […]
It was not easy, but we have chosen the winner for the Epoch Lacrosse breast cancer awareness shaft giveaway contest. The LaxAllStars gang had a hard time selecting a winner, but Parker Nolan is the lucky recipient of a new Dragonfly from Epoch.
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! “Often the beginning of our spiritual journey is dissatisfaction, but we don’t see it as part of something that leads to a greater good. Instead, we view our discontent as misery and pain. It is actually much more. Dissatisfaction and discontent have a message for us. They tell us to move from our current condition […]
Good morning! Your children are not your children… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams… You are the bows […]
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. – Philip Chesterfield Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! I spent last night working with a young athlete that had a dream and a goal to play collegiate lacrosse. In recent weeks he’s found that his dream may very well be over, and his passion for […]
I find it rather fitting that Veteran’s day should fall in the same month as Thanksgiving. On Veteran’s Day, it’s customary to remember, honor, and thank the men and women that have served our country and maintained our freedoms; many of whom have done so at the cost of their own lives. They have sacrificed […]