Tag Archives: self-empowerment

Even When I Feel Like a Loser, It Turns Out I’m A Winner

On October 10th, I was feeling sorry for myself. It was raining —again – a not uncommon experience in Colorado during the fall of 2013. My husband was in Aspen partying with friends from college, many of them my friends … Continue reading

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Turning Kids Loose: When, Where and How?

When our oldest son was six, I lost him. He ducked into the trees while we were skiing and he didn’t come out. When he didn’t come out, I was torn. Should I leave his three year-old brother on the … Continue reading

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What’s In A Number?

I originally wrote this post in March. I was feeling blue with the ski season ending and missing the comments and interaction with many readers. July 29th marked the 2 year anniversary of Brave Ski Mom. Over the past two … Continue reading

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Women’s Ski Jumping: A New Film Shares a Dream Worth Fighting For

In 2010, many of the world’s best athletes gathered in British Columbia to compete in the Winter Olympics. The Olympic Games are meant to provide a venue for competition free of politics and prejudice. But at those games, and all … Continue reading

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Here’s to Marge: Seventy-One Miles and Seventy-One Years Strong

How will you celebrate your 71st birthday? Last week, my friend Marge Gunderson celebrated in style. She invited her friends to join her on a 71 mile road bike ride: Seventy-one years. Seventy-one miles. Last year, her birthday ride was … Continue reading

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