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525,600 Minutes

All I can think of these days is what a difference 365 days makes. I also think about my love for theater and music, and how thanks to Jonathan Larson, the musical RENT came up with a much better way to define 1 year…525,600 minutes. If you haven’t heard the song Seasons of Love, Google it.

Around 525,600 minutes ago, I left my position as head AT for the LA Dodgers. I was in the process of leaving my position at Athletes’ Performance. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue my path in this profession, or if I wanted to start over with something new, somewhere new. 525,600 minutes ago, I had no clue where I would be right now.

The last 525,600 minutes have been interesting, to say the least. They have been the most honest days of my life with myself. They have been some of the hardest days of my life. And, they have been some of the best days of my life.

How do you measure a year? In the last 525,600 minutes….

I turned 40
I no longer held a “title” that defined me
I didn’t have “a job”
I reconnected with family and friends
I dissolved toxic relationships
Career and work were not #1
I picked up my guitar again
I started an Interior Design Course through the Studio Design College of Milan
I started (and will finish) my 200-hour yoga teacher training
I went to 11 new countries I had never been to before
I started two new companies that have done more for me personally and professionally then I could have ever imagined
I took a new position with US Soccer, knowing it is what I do, not who I am

I have spent the last 525,600 minutes getting myself on track to begin this next phase of my life.

2015

Moving forward, my blog will turn clinical and educational (with of few of my life lessons and wine references thrown in between I am sure!).

I am working on the educational portal of my website that I am hoping will become a vast resource for practitioners across multiple disciplines.

I will have educational DVD’s available for the first time ever!!…Hopefully in the first quarter.

I will have other educational material available on line.

I will teach as an adjunct professor at AT Still University and work on becoming an educational provider for a great residency program (details to follow).

I will work with my new team of athletes to the absolute bet of my ability, and continue to hone my skills as a caregiver. I will learn the technical and tactical aspects of a new sport, furthering my understanding and development of bridging the gap from rehab to performance.

I will be on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Youth Sport Safety. Look for the PASS Initiative coming to 12 cities in 2015.

I will be on the Board of Advisors for the Mindset Performance Institute, focusing on an area that is very under discussed and much needed.

I will do a lot of yoga.

I will drink a lot of wine.

Happy New Year, my friends!!

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