1. How to create success in your life
    19 Oct, 2016
    How to create success in your life
    Success is a tricky word.For some people it may mean one thing and for other people a complete different one. For me, success is aligned with being happy, being healthy, have a happy family and help other people. Much like happiness, for me success is being in the present moment and accepting things the way they are instead of wanting them to be different. Of course, success can mean a completely different thing for everybody else. What is true for everybody is that if we have the right mindset
  2. Easy steps to have a happier day
    13 Oct, 2016
    Easy steps to have a happier day
    There’s so much negativity in the world right now. It’s important that you understand how significant the little things are in life and how they impact your overall level of happiness on a daily basis. I remember a time in my life when I was very unhappy. I didn't know I was that unhappy, I just know I used to complain a lot, I used to get upset when things didn't work out my way... and one day I asked a friend how was she doing and her answer was "magnificent. Everything is wonderful, my life
  3. Coming back from injuries
    06 Oct, 2016
    Coming back from injuries
    When I started to run I noticed many differences with the way I used to train when I swam. there weren't as many drills. Technique was important but not the key element of training. Speed work was not something we would do every day. Location for running could change to trail, pavement or track whereas the pool os pretty much the same (just long course or short course). And, the most important one, running was harder on my body than swimming.  I am not trying to compare both sports for they both
  4. How to be the best version of yourself today
    12 Sep, 2016
    How to be the best version of yourself today
    This morning as I was coaching I realized I was not at my best. I am generally "on", I make jokes and have fun with the swimmers, and, most importantly, I feel like I am present watching each one of their strokes and correcting them so they can be better swimmers. Today, I just felt off. I don't know if I was tired from my long run yesterday (21miles at 88F kinda get you) or if the waking up in the wee hours is getting me. I just know I was there but I was not present. That's when I remembered
  5. 9 phrases to avoid
    09 Sep, 2016
    9 phrases to avoid
    We set goals. We have great ideas. We want to build things (literally and figuratively). All of that is fantastic until we have to set it into action. Most of the time what we are set to do doesn't work out because of what we are telling to ourselves all the time -and most of the time we don't even realize it! ​Every time  I speak in public I always ask people to think of the person they care the most about (your mom, daughter, son, dad, spouse, best friend...) and then I ask them if they would
  6. Raising Our Endurance
    08 Sep, 2016
    Raising Our Endurance
    In life, just as in athletics, many times we tend to give up on goals when we don’t see results. Some people give up when they don’t see a change overnight, while for others it might take several months to reach their breaking point. ​I have been there many times. From not sticking to Chinese classes because the process of learning the characters alone took forever (forget about the pronunciation!) to getting injured because I was not patient enough to follow the process of building up the
  7. Do what you love, love what you do
    24 May, 2015
    Do what you love, love what you do
    As I am sitting at the airport waiting for my flight to go back home (I have been missing my family way too much!!!), I am reflecting about what a wonderful ride I have had in these 43 years of life. I have had a little bit of everything in my life, and that's why I get to enjoy every second of it. Because I know nothing lasts forever, nor the bad times and neither the good ones.  The most important thing I have learned is to enjoy the present moment for that is all we have. But I have also