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Author: Katy Galli

The Impossibility of Hurdling Your Mental Block

Even if you are physically capable of doing something, and you know that you have that ability, your mind can hold you back. In any sport you play, “the mental game” is always discussed. When there is a minute left on the clock and you physically cannot give anymore, you tap into that part of your brain and kick it into gear. You push harder than you ever thought you could in that last 60-seconds. After sprinting around that oval, and you are coming down the last 100-meter straight away, you think that you have spent all of your...

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” –Josh Billings

“Help every American hero and save every shelter or rescue animal from euthanasia.”   Can you imagine a future where these two ideals are actually accomplished? Every defender of our nation is remembered for all they have done and truly helped when they are in need; no shelter animal becomes another statistic; and in the end, these deserving veterans and sweet furry companions save each other. This ideal is the vision for a truly admirable non-profit organization: Companions For Heroes. There are many studies available about the healing capabilities of animals. If a person suffers from anxiety or depression,...

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Eat More Chicken, Inspire More People

Truett Cathy, the creator of the most delicious chicken sandwich on the planet, was an incredible person. I recently finished his book Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More People, and it became apparent that he was an even better person than he was a business man. That may seem ludicrous, as he grew Chick-fil-A into one of the most successful fast-food chains in the South, but that is what makes his character so wonderful. Throughout his career, he made sure that every single person working for him felt as important as the upper most management in the company. He made...

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Back on the Court

On Sunday night, I had my first women’s league basketball game. I haven’t played basketball since my freshman year of high school, so needless to say, I was pretty rusty. I played some point and off-guard and had roughly 30 minutes of court time out of the 40-minute game. My team won 24-21, and our season will last for the next 8 weeks in Downtown Atlanta. I joined this league to simply have fun and meet people, but shortly after the game began, I fell back into my groove. Not that I was really any good at playing, but...

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Impossible

I can’t do a pull-up. I found that out on Tuesday at my morning CrossFit class. I began CrossFit back in November and it has turned my workouts into something far more competitive and intense than I could have ever imagined…and I absolutely love it. I learn new exercises and routines that challenge me and test my limits daily. One such trial came in the form of a pull-up, which I am now determined to tackle.   I always thought that I could do a pull-up, but it turns out that I was doing them wrong. I was getting...

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