Pain perception is a gift
The glass was full and the container was emptied.
There are so many young athletes whose stories would break your heart.
I don’t want my heart to break, I want to help mend theirs.
In the long run, a loss that makes you humble will more beneficial than a win that makes you arrogant.
In 2018 the Walt Whitman High School wrestling team lost their coach Vin Altebrando to a rare auto-immune disease. He was 51. Here is a speech I gave at Walt Whitman HS this spring communicating that Wrestling is More Than a Sport It is a Lifestyle. A Lifestyle […]
Your lifestyle must protect the three most valuable areas in your life; your mind, your body, and your spirit.
In James Radcliffe’s “Everything is Broken” blog, he talks about the Japanese philosophy of ‘Kintsugi’. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing cracked objects with gold. Objects that were deemed broken beyond repair; instead of being discarded or thrown away, gold, which is thought to be the most […]
The most valuable asset in the world is having people in your life who run towards you during a crisis. People who would drop everything at any time, no questions asked, to make a difference in your life for no other reason other than you need help. They […]
In a weird way, I wound up doing exactly what my soul already knew I would do, just in a way I never imagined.
The days after talking with Adam when I felt I had had enough and the fight in me started to erode, I always referred back to the silent phone calls we shared and the message he conveyed – “You put your toe on the line and you fight like hell.”