Have Extra Time? Reexamine Your Values and Goals

Have Extra Time? Reexamine Your Values and Goals

In the psychological research on values, goals and behavior, we see that when our values are aimed at well-being (for the individual and our positive connection with others), when our goals are aligned with those values, and when our behavior throughout the day...
Have Extra Time? Improve Your Awareness and Attention

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Awareness and Attention

For those who have extra time, if I could choose a third skill for you to build and strengthen I would choose awareness and attention. Awareness and attention increase in strength and skillfulness when they are applied to challenges and used frequently. Yet, people...
The Power Of Your Adaptability

The Power Of Your Adaptability

What interesting times! I imagine you are, as I am, being bombarded with helpful information about COVID-19, receiving offers to gather online or do virtual workouts with others, and perhaps several opportunistic sales advertisements. I won’t add to that. I...
Awareness Leads To Better Breathing

Awareness Leads To Better Breathing

Here is an excerpt from my forthcoming book (working title) Better Breathing In Freestyle. …no matter how skilled or not you are in breathing, before you can correct and control any of your breathing errors, you have to become aware of what breathing your body...
So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

If you have been to one of our swim camps before, you may recall that we tend to wander onto topics that go way beyond swimming itself, when interest and opportunity presents itself among our students. We like to think about and work on: mindfulness body awareness...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
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