Guest Columnist
How to Have Your Own Olympic Moments
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:42:27 PM

( - The Olympics are here which is always an inspiring time. In fact, you can use that inspiration to motivate yourself to become greater than you thought you could be.

Olympian Katrina Radke, MFT is also a performance and health coach. Her accomplishments include four international gold medals, U. S. National Team co-captain, American record and three Masters World records. She is also the author of a new book called Be Your Best without the Stress. She offers these important tips:

 Go to your happy place – Train yourself to feel good about yourself on a regular basis because you’ll become more optimistic, have higher confidence and cope with stress better.

 Ask yourself, “What do I want?” – Focus on what makes you feel happy. By allowing yourself to feel happy now, you open yourself up to the very things you don’t have yet. By changing your internal world, you will change your external world.

 Change your outside to change your inside – When you smile, you get out of your head and move into your heart. You change your physiology, which alters your emotions.

 Appreciation and joy – In order to experience joy regularly you must first have a willingness to stop suffering and to feel good.

 Setbacks and obstacles – Don’t let your setbacks define you. Know that you are still great even if you cannot do what you used to do.

 Complete unfinished business – Complete unfinished business by bringing past events back up into the present and relive and resolve them.

 Reactions to change – As you make changes you may find that people aren’t willing to support you. Realize that you may have to separate yourself from him/her.

 Distractions – Don’t let distractions thwart your energy and focus.

 Train your focus – Keep focused in the present, accept and love yourself.

 Getting unstuck – Be aware of what is causing you to feel stuck. Once you understand the problem you can fix it.

 Do something that makes you feel alive – Do something you have always wanted to do, something you thought you couldn’t or were told you shouldn’t. Focus on being

By listening to your inner voice, personal needs and wishes, Radke believes that you will get the best out of yourself and lead a more balanced and peaceful life.

You can learn more about Olympian Katrina Radke and how to Be Your Best without the Stress by going to


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