Three Ways I Will Fight Racism Moving Forward

One evening in the late 1960s, a few years into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career at UCLA, Kareem and Coach John Wooden had dinner together. Kareem was still wary of his white coach,  as it was still early in their nearly 50-year relationship. As they were leaving the...

How One Athletic Department Continued On During the Pandemic

Guest Article from Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, Burr and Burton Academy Clarity of Purpose Knowing who you are makes it easy to know what to do when you are faced with a new situation. You simply do the things that are in line with your core values. A week...

Start with Death in Mind

The Way of the Warrior “Keep death in mind at all times.” —Code of Samurai The way of the warrior is the powerful code of the Japanese Samurai and was responsible for their ability to rule Japan for 700 years. It still provides the foundational principles that...

How Depression Became a Gift

Article from Shane Sowden “Why do I feel like this?” “When is this going to stop?” “What is wrong with me?” “I don’t know how long I can take it.” “I should be happy. Why aren’t I happy?” These were some of the questions I was constantly asking myself during the fall...

How and Why You Need to Sleep More to Achieve Peak Performance

The Foundation of Elite Performance As the buzzer signals the end of a game, Philadelphia 76ers star Tobias Harris also recognizes it as a signal for bedtime. Immediately after a game, he starts getting ready for bed—not exactly what you would expect from an NBA...