The Power of Now There can be no suffering if you are totally present in the moment. I suggested this to one of my teammates, and immediately she said, “But if I have an injury or physical pain, I am suffering.” I have had many surgeries and many physical setbacks. I have endured a … Continue reading Now.
I am on social media everyday. I think social media is good for a few things such as brand building, promoting, and there are some good quotes and feel good thoughts posted. You can keep up to date with what your friends and family are doing, help to bring awareness on certain issues around the … Continue reading Time to be Real.
I met Rachel for the first time a few weeks ago when she and her husband, Jamie, were touring parts of Europe. They were literally in Europe to watch top level women's football. Rachel coaches at Bethel College, and her team has followed Ella and my careers for the past couple of years. They even … Continue reading Rachel Lindvall
The One You Feed I first heard of this concept when I was with the national team. The belief is there are two dogs/wolves that live inside each and every one of us. One is a positive dog: passionate, loving, courageous, full of joy and compassion, and one is a negative dog: full of … Continue reading The One You Feed
Minimalism I watched Minimalism the other day, and it got me thinking. The documentary is simple. It’s about these two guys spreading the word across America that they are getting back to living with what they need, not what they want. The film idea isn’t necessarily rocket science; it’s an easy concept to wrap our … Continue reading Minimalism
Sometimes people write me out of the blue to say they are a fan of what I do, or they say they are big soccer followers and love the women’s game, or they write to recommend a good book or a good artist. I consider myself very lucky to receive these emails, but every once … Continue reading Maria’s Story
Houston was my home for two seasons when I played for the Houston Dash. What I consider memorable is first of all, our host family, the Sabisky’s, who opened their doors to two complete strangers (Ella and me and, of course, Maxwell our chihuahua). Not only did they give us a place to … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey
together we rise (bracelet on Etsy) From the London Olympics to the Women’s World Cup, "rise" was an important part of our vocabulary with the Canadian National Team. It represented not only rising up together with our performance but also seeing our flag rise as a goal. Lately, however, it has come to mean much … Continue reading together we rise bracelet (go to Shop to purchase)