Father’s Day was inaugurated in the U.S. in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. It signifies an opportunity to be with your father or father-figure, reflect on how he/she has provided, mentored, and in many cases, picked you up when you were down. And if you’re as lucky as I am, you’ll get a rare opportunity to be with that person to tell them you love them on this special day.
What I love most about meditation is the ability to become fully aware of the thoughts, ruminations, and feelings that pop up again and again. With MLL season in full swing, the FIL World Championships looming, and my travel/work/training schedule jam-packed, I’ve noticed that my meditation sessions are noisier than usual – I find myself fixating on one or two stressors, oscillating between them, for the duration of the 5- or 10-minute session.
This past weekend, the Rabil Companies team packed up our bags and headed north for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four in Boston. The annual event is lacrosse’s largest – garnering peaks in viewership, brand engagement, and collective fanfare.
Here’s a picture of my Mom and me celebrating a WCAC Championship my senior year at DeMatha High School. We were just outside of our nation’s capital, I was 18 years old, with a letter of intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University, and was in love with the sport.
It was not uncommon for my mother to stand in the doorway of our Gaithersburg, MD home, one foot propping the screen door open, yelling, “Paul – dinner is on the table! Come inside!”.
On Saturday, I suited up for the first game of the 2018 season with the New York Lizards. “The first” always represents an interesting litmus test across team dynamics, personal conditioning, and off-season preparation.
I once asked a fitness CEO how I could scale our business, and he told me, “I don’t know, call your rich uncle.” I replied, “I don’t have a rich uncle — but I do have an uncle with a house full of art, vintage movies, and old sculptures.”
The Boys in the Boat is an incredible account of the 1930s University of Washington crew team and it’s improbably run to a national championship and winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Last Friday, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) men’s basketball team stunned the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs; the final score was 74-54. It was the first time a 16-seed had ever defeated a 1-seed in the tournament.