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Action Over Angst

I am most of my friends’ and clients’ least favorite person to complain to, because I have a near-zero tolerance for it. In the vast majority of cases, I believe action wins out over angst, and so the first question out of my mouth is usually, “So what are you going to do about it?” […]

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Hit the Hole That’s Right In Front of You

Most of the Tuesdays and Thursday evenings this summer, I’ve been attending co-ed touch rugby practice, which doubles as practice for a competitive women’s sevens side in Minneapolis called the Youngbloodz. This weekend, they’re heading to Seattle to play in the club sevens national championships, and I’m excited to see how they fare. The team […]

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Jill Coleman’s Mindset Makeover

I’ve been talking a whole bunch lately on social media and my email newsletters about getting better. Not necessarily at any one thing, but at everything, all at once. At taking good care of your body, at identifying what works for you and what doesn’t, at overcoming fears and trying new things, at following through on […]

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Waiting for a Compliment

My friend Kelly tells the best stories. The kind that can get a group of people laughing so hard that every one of them has tears streaming down his or her face. This one is probably my favorite, and there’s a lesson for all of us in it. The day after a hard training session, […]

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The Question That Helps You Lift More Weight

“I just made the most major tweet of my life,” said my husband, David, to me earlier this week. (Why he rails against using “tweet” as a verb I do not know, but it always cracks me up.) “But,” he continued, “I don’t know if anyone is going get exactly how important this concept is […]

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The Year of the Jelly Bean

“Nothing happens until something moves.” -Albert Einstein Those words are plastered across the wall at The Movement Minneapolis, and they serve as a reminder to those of us who train there that movement is the key. Not necessarily even just physically — taking action and breaking out of mental and emotional ruts is just as […]

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