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How to Overcome Your Fear of Saying No

“I don’t want to say no because I’m afraid that I’ll be judged as rude and unlikable. Also, who am I to say no?” This is what one of my coaching clients shared with me this week when discussing how …

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How to Create Freedom through Boundaries

You’re a successful high achiever so why are you sad, overwhelmed and struggling? This week at the Summer Olympics, Simone Biles, considered the best gymnast of all time, showed us that even the most successful people struggle. She also showed …

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Want to Achieve Big Goals? Then Remember This.

Want to achieve big goals in your life? If you give up as soon as it feels uncomfortable, or like you’re ‘failing’ then you’ll never see those big results you want to achieve. The other day I paddled a playboat …

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Feel Out of Control? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions.

During a visit to a college where I was a keynote motivational speaker one of the students made a comment about whitewater and feeling out of control that I’ll never forget. She was a sea kayaker and mountain climber who …

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6 Hot Tips for a Cool (and healthy) Summer

Are you feeling hot, hot, hot? Just because the living feels easy in summer doesn’t mean that you get to ignore healthy habits without consequence. Too much heat in the weather, in your diet and in your lifestyle can lead …

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5 Powerful Life Lessons from the River

What’s your relationship with the river like? Are you applying the lessons from the river to your life? If not, you may be missing out on big time opportunities for powerful living. Experiencing the river through kayaking has taught me …

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How to Stop Overthinking Your Next Move

Are you overthinking, overworking and feeling exhausted trying to get to where you want to go? Maybe you’re even feeling like the harder you think and work, the less effective you’re becoming at reaching your goal. This past week I …

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How to Practice Hard Moves on Easy Water

Are you feeling nervous or overwhelmed about taking on a new challenge, skill, practice or habit? If so, it’s time for you to practice hard moves on easy water. This is good advice in the world of whitewater kayak instruction, …

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Whitewater Kayaking: How to Do Effective Eddy Turns and Rock S-Turns

What’s the secret to doing effective eddy turns so you never miss an eddy again? Practicing Rock S-Turns of course! Don’t know what those are? Watch the video below and learn how. I originally created this video for my 2020 …

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How to Scrape Your Tongue

Have you ever noticed the white or yellow filmy coating on your tongue first thing in the morning? It’s yucky and bad for your health! You want to learn how to scrape it off! This film is toxic waste matter, …

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