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The Mental Game of Hockey and Life

If you were like me during the World Junior Hockey final between Canada and Russia, you were pretty confident that Canada would win after the second period. I was so certain of the victory that I took a call from a friend. She asked if it was a good time to talk and I replied, “sure, Canada is ahead 3-0. We know who’s going to win this game”.

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The Power of Apology

My 11-year-old son is an enthusiastic hockey player.  So enthusiastic that at last week’s practice, he kept shooting the puck after his coach  blew the whistle.

On the way home, I asked my son what his reasons were for  shooting after the whistle blew.  “There’s never enough time to work on my shot,” he said.  “I want to get better.”  I understood his desire to improve but I asked what would happen if all of his teammates did what they wanted when they wanted during their limited ice time.  Upon reflection, he replied that it would be chaos.  He needed some more time to come up with more productive ways to practice his shot.

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Guest — Laurie Johnson
Really liked your blog on apologizing. It is not something that has come easily for me. As I have grown older I realize that how... Read More
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:48
Guest — Martin Durocher
It is incredible the life lessons that we learn or are reminded of by our children. Thank you for sharing Ellen. In my experience... Read More
Thursday, 23 December 2010 02:48
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