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Mental Toughness Checklist

Before, during and after our meet with Lochaber and quite often before we have our own time trials a lot of swimmers have a wobble and start panicking about their swim, their race, who’s next to them, their previous time, so here’s a daily checklist that you can use to make sure your mentally prepared before every race and will hopefully put some of your fears at ease.

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Auction record for female artist - Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe painting sold for $44.4 million.
Interestingly, this still doesn’t get anywhere near the top 50 expensive paintings – see the Wikipedia list.

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Is the Beauty Positivity Movement Misguided?

This article made me question some assumptions today:

“While I’m in favor of encouraging women to feel confident and happy, I worry that today’s body positivity focuses too much on affirming beauty and not enough on deconstructing its necessity.

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A message from Sian Harkin

As you will all know we are in the middle of time trials here at Dingwall ASC, an opportunity for both coaches to see how swimmers are improving and which strokes swimmers are strongest in. 689 more words

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Ursula K Le Guin

Ursula K Le Guin has been awarded the USA’s National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

The recipient recieves US$10,000 and is a person who has enriched the literary heritage of the USA over a life of service, or a corpus of work.  296 more words

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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

What a funky little holiday, but it is celebrated around the world! Each year on the 3rd Thursday of November that years harvest is released at midnight followed by lots of consumption and enjoyment! 78 more words

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