Category Archives: Hope

Summer is over?

The world continues to amaze me as I watch it unfold and literally blossom. There are many puzzle pieces to talk about and I’m not sure which one to zero in on. I will circle around a bit here so … Continue reading

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Watching it unfold

The strangest thing about my experience with breast cancer and the subsequent events is that I’m oddly detached from the outcome. I don’t even know if I’ve posted on my blog since my return to the hospital with an infection … Continue reading

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Sad isn’t Bad

The first week after my surgery was pretty much agony and now I’m hearing the funny stories about how I acted around people who were here to help tend to my recovery; I don’t remember much. After hitting on a … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Coaching #6

Before introducing many “drills” I think a coach should make certain that skaters: WANT to improve Can identify exactly why they are skating Can weave, shift their weight, maintain eye contact with other skaters Have confidence in their ability to … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Coaching #5

THE COACH SETS THE TONE AND CONTROLS THE ENERGY OF THE GROUP. If Skaters feel powerless they won’t be in control of their goal setting and it will be harder for them to act with intention. I like to go … Continue reading

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September 14th 2010

I guess what I love about the sport of roller derby is; the enthusiasm, the mentoring, the striving. What I don’t like is the exclusivity of it in its current state and the way that it can leave a lot of people wondering if they are “ok” or good enough somehow. To have something THIS fun and this spectacular and tell people that they can’t do it just doesn’t seem right to me.

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