This month, I reach a milestone. I turn the big 4-0. It’s a little weird, and I have to admit I never imagined being 40 years old. It never crossed my mind as far as what life would be like at this age; however, it seems to me that things are not much different than they’ve always.... More »
We’ve all done it. Well, not you, but the rest of us have.
We see a play go wrong for an NFL team, and we can see who screwed up. We diagnose the blown assignment or mental lapse and assign blame to the offending player.
And really, unless we were in the huddle, we have no idea if we’re .... More »
This is a given. If your son or daughter plays competitive sports, at some point in their career, they’re going to get hurt.
It might be an ankle sprain, a bump on the head, a jammed neck. Or it might be more serious, such as a sprained MCL, broken leg, etc.
The good news is that if your kid g.... More »
Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »
The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »
How to Get Kids Into The Kitchen for Cooking and Quality Time
If you’re looking for a new way to connect with your kids – or for them to eat healthier – get out some kid-sized aprons. Cooking with your kids may take a bit longer and might not have the best presentation, but you’ll spend quality time as a family, and since little ones are more likely to eat things they’ve helped prepare, everyone wins!
Spending time with you in the kitchen provides kids the one-on-one attention they crave…
I really liked this advice from P.R. consultant Kellye Crane on Muck Rack Daily: Run your communications career like a freelance consultant.
Now before you run away screaming that you’re not in P.R., listen to what Crane says after noting that Muck Rack caters to both P.R. people and journalists:
Pros in both groups would be wise to keep their options open for the most opportunities…
I’m guilty a million times over. It is difficult to see anyone in pain, particularly a loved one. It might be me just wanting them to be ok. It could also be my desire to alleviate the discomfort of awkward silence. Maybe I just want to solve the problem so I can feel important. I want to say something that will make it alright…
BOOK REVIEW: CHANGING THE GAME: My Journey Through Life and Sports
By George Selleck with Wendy Fayles
Dr. George Selleck has led an extraordinary life. And he’s done it with sports as his internal compass.
In this rare and thoughtful memoir, Selleck – one of the all-time great athletes at Stanford University, starring in both basketball and baseball – writes poignantly that sports was not just fun for him as a child, but that they provided him with the emotional pathway to develop his self-esteem and ultimately his self-confidence to become one of the most accomplished and innovative psychologists and counselors of our time…