By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil
From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.
Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of american citizens of every age while she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years on account that her final Olympics. whilst she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end in the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her the entire extra for her extraordinary success and her good-natured reputation of the results.
Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara finds how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she used to be months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she back to critical training—while nursing her youngster daughter and contending along with her loved father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.
Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ video game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via soreness and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most crucial, by no means giving up. a really self-made legend, her tale will resonate with girls of all ages—and with someone bold to entertain a probably very unlikely dream.
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Re-acquaint yourself with old friends Individuals with low self-esteem tend to fracture relationships and push people out of their lives. Get back in touch with old friends and re-enter your old social scenes (or new ones) to feel re-connected with others. Aha! Moment By harbouring negative feelings about myself I am sabotaging my relationships with others. It is important that I learn to be comfortable with myself so that I can become more comfortable around other people. When I feel good about myself, other people will notice and will be drawn to my confidence and positive outlook on life.
Just move on. If the person happens to be someone you need to associate with on a regular basis, such as a co-worker or boss, recognise your differences and respect them for what they are. You can have very fulfilling relationships with people who are different than you if you honour your different opinions, ways of thinking and outlooks on life.
Are able to accept responsibility for their actions. • perceive themselves the same way as they project themselves to others. • have effective coping strategies and are able to keep their problems in perspective. • are productive and active in achieving their goals. • believe they deserve good things. • do not feel the need to compare themselves to others. • are satisfied with their lives, their surroundings and their relationships. If you find that you are lacking any of these qualities, it may be time to actively work on improving the way you feel about yourself.
Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life by Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil