Elbow Grease, Grit, Gratitude, and Grace

Donene Taylor’s explanation of what champions are made of. Do you remember the old nursery rhyme that asked, “What are little girls made of?” The answer was, “Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of.” Here is my version for, “What are CHAMPIONS made of?” “Elbow Grease, Grit, Gratitude, and Grace. That’s what Champions are … Read More

Why You Need a Coach

A good coach gives you an edge in performing your best, when it matters the most. Since I was a young girl, in the 70s, I have looked forward to watching the Olympics. There are over 10,000 Olympians who compete, and for me, the best part is watching the opening ceremony. It is inspiring, intriguing, and I am locked-in to … Read More

Know Better, Do Better

Maya Angelou quotes are powerful and empowering. One of my favorites is, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” In my book, Heart of a Champion, the “know better, then do better” philosophy shows up in a story I’d like to share. For over four decades, I justified bullying myself with an extreme, … Read More