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The Power of Vulnerability in Life and in Sport


“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” ~Brené Brown   A few years ago, I watched a TED Talk by Brené Brown called “The Power of Vulnerability,” and it completely changed my life. Up to that point, I equated vulnerability with weakness. I thought that letting people see…

Mental Toughness in Beach vs Indoor Volleyball Athletes


"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." ~Bobby Knight   Alright…. before everyone starts taking offense to this post, I want to explain why I decided to write about this. Having played both indoor and beach volleyball, I have had a lot of people approach me to talk (either at me or with me) about the two…

The Challenge of Being a Strong Woman


“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” ~Madonna   In honour of International Women’s Day yesterday, I felt that it was an appropriate time to do a post highlighting what I feel to be a very important issue facing women today. Being a strong woman is a challenge we…