Go For the Gold in Olympics Fashion

The Olympics is the one event in which the entire world participates. It is a time when we come together to celebrate our cultures, our similarities, and even our differences. We marvel at the athletic endeavors of people from our own and other countries....more

The Pain of Suffering from a Loss!

How do you recover yourself after you loose at something you have trained for over many months and perhaps years?     Cece does not usually watch the NBA  finals....more

It’s Jocks vs. The Geeks Again: Thanks US Olympics Committee – Nobody Likes A Bully!

Jocks vs. the geeks. Men vs. women. The powerful vs. the weak. Though laws are meant to help protect people, seems our world never grows up and invariably "law" is used as a beating stick against those whom it was meant to protect....more

Making the Olympic Team: An Unrealized Dream

It was August 16, 2005, 151 days before the 2006 U.S. Olympic figure skating team would be announced, and my head was buried deep in a toilet bowl.  Bulimia had taken over. Again....more
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Driven to Excess: The Cost of Going for Gold

The glorification of ripped abs, muscular physiques and magazine-worthy bodies leaves many athletes vulnerable to disordersed behavior, including eating disorders. Not surprisingly, research shows that the personality traits needed to become a top-performing athlete are also the building blocks for Anorexia Nervosa. High expectations, perfectionism, competitiveness and drive can spiral into excessive, ritualistic exercise, distorted body image, tendencies toward depression, and preoccupations with weight and dieting. ...more
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We All Carry One

We all carry torches. The key is identifying what torches we carry.Mother's carry one for each child. Wives carry one for a spouse. Each person carries those for parents, or lack thereof, grandparents or their non-existence, and so on down up the ancestral line. Just think of all those flames....more

NaBloPoMo Day 11

Everyone was talking about the date today, and a lot of Facebook chatter seemed to be focused on making three wishes...  If you could make three wishes what would they be...?...more

BlogHer vs The 2012 Olympics

In August 2010, my twitter timeline literally exploded with people excited to be going to #BlogHer10.  My timeline continued to be littered with tweets, twitpics, links to blogposts about #BlogHer10. I saw lots of fun photos, and decided that I really wanted to go to the next #BlogHer event....more

Strong Women: Sarah Bertram

This is the third post in a series about exceptional women in Eugene....more

Hey International Olympic Committee-Your Words Are Not Enough!

By Nikki Dryden, Canadian Olympic Swimmer and Attorney. Sport, unlike anything else, brings the world together, has the power to change lives for the better, and is truly universal. “It has an almost unmatched role to play in promoting understanding, healing wounds, mobilizing support for social causes, and breaking down barriers”, says former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who believes that sport has the power to breakdown “myths and prejudices.” He also notes that athletes as well as sports organizations are critical in “unifying societies torn apart by conflict, tackling prejudices...and in breaking down gender inequality.”...more

We have to be in control of our own destiny. With the NCAA, with this, we are always going to be ...more