Believe And Achieve: A Lesson From Peter

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.  – Henry Ford I use this phrase all the time, ALL the time. But it was ten year old Peter who showed me how to live it. I began an after school Run Club at my children’s elementary school. It’s a small institution and we do not …

To Empower Is To Help Only When Needed

When I saw Samantha’s registration for another session of our Run Club, I was surprised.  “Why on Earth would she come back if she hated it so much?” I thought.  Then I realized her parents probably are making her do it again. Samantha is as astute as she is beautiful.  She is a gravitational force that pulls everything around her …

When Children Set Their Own Goals

Part of the I’Mpossible Run Club involves teaching children to set realistic goals.  Though everyone was timed for a mile run at the beginning of the session, many did not want to make their goal to run it faster.  We wanted the goal to be very personal so it could be a mile for time, or to run a half …