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The Art of Surrender

The Art of Surrender

By Maya Smith, MSW “Let Go Of Your Attachment To What You Think Should Have Happened. Surrender To What Is. Trust That You’re Being Guided Towards Something More Profound.” ~ Ash Alves  In life, we will experience change which will challenge us to shift our...

Resilience: Turning Pressure into Power 

Resilience: Turning Pressure into Power 

By Maya Smith, MSW Hello JPK Blog Readers! I am so excited to let you know about a special summer 3-part series on resilience written by guest blogger Maya Smith.  Maya has just completed her master’s in social work and is one of my mentees. She shares with us...

“Playing Hurt” Hurts Us All

“Playing Hurt” Hurts Us All

A lot of athletes think "playing hurt" is a badge of honor. In fact, athletes in my family took it even further. Let me explain. My cousin Norm VanLier was a popular basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and top defensive player in the NBA in the...

Self Care is an Ethical Act

Self Care is an Ethical Act

I had never thought of Self Care as an ethical act! That is until today and now I can't stop thinking about it. I'm taking an ethics course as part of my continuing education requirements for maintaining my board coaching certification.  One of the text books for...

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