We’re all experts! How we can give back through mentoring

Certified_Mentor-process-s300x256Although we all use the term ‘expert’ liberally in many areas of our life, we seldom reflect on what makes a person an expert in any given field. There isn’t a specific line that you cross that bestows expert status on you. It’s not as though one day you are an amateur and the next day you’re an expert. The line is a fuzzy, large line with varying degrees of expertise. In fact I think a number of people are experts and don’t even realize it! But the beauty is, you don’t need to be an expert to help people out, anyone with just a little experience can be a mentor.

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Do you have a back up plan?

Most people have one sport or activity that they absolutely love. For me, I think that it’s pretty obvious that my favorite sport is running. However, I’m fortunate enough to really really like several other activities as well. It’s probably pretty clear why I think I’m fortunate— with my stress fracture from running, I have been able to workout in other ways while letting my leg heal. Participating in another sport, called cross training, is also beneficial to develop muscles that support running, thereby decreasing the chance of injury. However, ‘cross training’ has many benefits as I learned from my own experiences and outlined on Runner’s World and ACE Fit websites.

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Let’s Have a Heart to Heart

It’s February.  The month where love is in the air.  So, lets have a heart to heart…it’s time to take extra care in loving your health and heart this month!  If “resolutions” are fading, or never got started, now is the time to reignite the flame and work on you.

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