Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Oh, Adolescence. A locked bedroom door meant a moment of peace and quiet.  Solitude, an escape from trivial stress and an entrance to the black hole of YouTube searches, video games, and blogs.  On one Saturday afternoon spent in my room in late 2012, I stumbled through the vortex of the fitness internet and landed … Continue reading Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

“You were a strength coach and now you’re studying writing because you want to become an entrepreneur?”  “Yup, you got it.” “But you’re in a program where you make your major?” “Exactly.” “Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense,” I retrospectively think. Explaining what we study, what career we want or have, is a constant struggle. … Continue reading Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

The difference between playing NCAA Division III and Division I hockey is the difference between pursuing hockey as a passion or a career. Between paying for college, or going on a scholarship. Between having the best resources at your fingertips, and the limited resources of a smaller school. It’s a potentially life altering difference.  Yet, … Continue reading What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

What I Learned From Devan McConnell

In June 2018 on a Saturday morning, I found myself at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual Vermont State Clinic at the University of Vermont.  I was especially excited for one of the morning’s speakers, Devan McConnell. Familiar with him through podcasts and websites like hockeystrengthandconditioning.com, I was drawn to his accumulated hockey wisdom, … Continue reading What I Learned From Devan McConnell

Three Steps to Learning Anything: My Language Learning Journey

Learning a Language is a long process. But, it’s just like learning anything else. Going through the process of learning Spanish over the last two years, I’ve discovered a blueprint to learn anything. I grew up in a bilingual family. My dad was born in Latin America. But, when I was little l didn't speak … Continue reading Three Steps to Learning Anything: My Language Learning Journey

Reflections on a Junior Hockey Career Part 2: Patterns of Successful Teams

In part one of this series, I talked about the common patterns I saw among the most successful junior hockey players. But hockey is a team sport. At the highest levels, it’s not about individual accolades, it’s about who’s holding the trophy at the end of the season. At the junior level (20 & under), … Continue reading Reflections on a Junior Hockey Career Part 2: Patterns of Successful Teams