We’ve all been forced recently to think about child rearing whether or not we’re rearing a child. Tiger Mom, Tiger Mom II, and‘grit’ are familiar terms though we may not agree. Through trial and error (consider for a second what’s implied there), we’re slowly getting the formula tweaked just right to produce the most academically gifted and economically productive humans possible.
Do you have races coming up in late Spring and early Summer, but not feeling prepared? This challenging six week training plan can help produce great performances! more
You know the saying, "Find a penny, pick it up..." Even if you buy into that, it's an auspicious sign that's only supposed to last for the rest of the... more
I was a jerk. Not to say I'm not still a jerk, but I'm now at least aware of one specific way I was a jerk and have ceased doing it. I was that person who was intolerant of babies on the plane. If I so much as heard the pre-cry squawks of our youngest people I'd roll my eyes wayward and think "I hope they're not seated near me." When those parents had the actual misfortune of sitting next to me, there may have been a time when I helpfully offered in the most jerkified voice I could muster: "Have you tried a pacifier?" more
The world is full of distractions meant to get us "out of our heads." Listening to music or audio books while running is so common that those who aren't wearing earphones have become a minority. It can be good way to relieve stress and distract your from discomfort. I'm a big music fan who listens to music all time time. Except when I'm running. more
If you're new to the Y, you might have a few questions about membership and benefits. Join in on the discussion, give those just joining the Y some friendly advice, and see what other threads are posting on our forums section. more
Somehow I knew I would do the gross stuff. I knew I’d put my daughter’s boogers in my pocket. I knew I’d do the taboo stuff. Our child was going to sleep in our bed. What I didn’t envision was more basic. more
Your most powerful asset as a young leader is having a mentor. Without one, David wouldn't be in college and on his way of becoming a pilot. more
Now that there's finally some consistently nice, warm days, a lot more people are taking their dogs with them on their runs. Here's some things to keep in mind to keep your companions happy and healthy. more
It’s so simple yet so easy to mess up (and then you’ll need to apologize for your apology!). Here's some advice on the power of saying "I'm Sorry" and how you can help your kids learn the value of caring and strong character.