Eating an elephant

Years ago, overwhelmed by a divorce, pending move and a stressful job, I was venting to my parents about my crushing workload. When I paused the monologue to take a breath, my dad asked, “Do you know how to eat an elephant?” My teenage years were over, but I still knew how to do a […]

Olympian Goals for the Rest of Us

Grace and power. The Olympic athletes participating in the Summer Olympics in London make the breaststroke and somersaults look effortless, the only giveaway that they’ve pushed their bodies to the extreme is the winner’s heavy breathing in post-event interviews. Two days of watching swimming, gymnastics and synchronized diving and I’m lacing up my running shoes, […]