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2014 Highest Paid Female Athletes

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Last week, Forbes Magazine released the list of the Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2014. This list includes prize money AND endorsements, so it is a true top-ten list. It goes as follows: 2014 Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes Maria Sharapova, Russia (Tennis) Salary/Winnings: $2.4 million Endorsements: $22 million Total: $24 million Li… [read more]

Work Life Balance: Working Parents who Travell - Face Time

Working Parents who Travel: Get Some Face Time

The Twindigs’ birthday is June 5th. This year, after being sick with an infection the weekend before, I decided it was best to withdraw from the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5th and celebrate my babies’ birthday while getting my strength back. We went to Legoland and had a blast! It was great to be… [read more]

Empowering Thoughts:

Unplanned Pregnancy

Out of despair, HOPE: a story of an unplanned pregnancy

  In the fall of 2006, I had just moved into this BIG house in South Carolina and was doing really well. I had ended the season ranked #1 in the world and was poised to win gold at the World Championships the following year. I was making good money. My body was fit and… [read more]

Lashinda Demus on getting kicked out of school

The Hard Truth: I got kicked out of college

I had tunnel vision for track. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fast. And I knew it. And it was all I wanted to do. The better I did, the harder I wanted to work. It was like a puzzle to me – how can I rearrange these pieces and get to… [read more]

GO Mommy GO! Modern Day Motherhood

Should I send my kids to Public School or Private School

The Great Dilemma: Public Schools vs Private Schools

The twins are on a swim team that practices at a private Jewish school in town. Of course, we parents have lots of different conversations while watching our kids practice together. One of the topics that came up the other day is whether to send children to public or private school. Most of these parents either… [read more]

Happy Mother's Day

The Greatest Love of All

It’s surreal to celebrate Mother’s Day alongside my own mother these days. When my sisters and I were growing up, the attention was all on our mom for Mother’s Day. Now we are grown with our own children, and we are celebrating it together, with my mom holding the infamous title of GRAMMY! To the… [read more]

Healthy Lifestyle:

Olympic Training Center

Have any athletes out there ever got to the point where you actually wish something terrible was wrong with you so that you had a valid excuse for your disappointing performance? 2014 was the first “bad season” of my career. I have dealt with injuries and setbacks before, but I’ve always been able to get it… [read more]

Choosing a bottled water

As an athlete, I am always trying to find ways to improve. And by improve, I don’t just mean get faster, although that is the ultimate goal. There are so many things that go into “getting faster” besides running faster on the track. As a hurdler, there is a lot of technique involved, so I… [read more]

Inspiring Words:

Inspirational Quotes: Commitment

  The difference between excellence and mediocrity is COMMITMENT. … [read more]

Inspirational Quote by Coco Chanel

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel Be YOU! Unique, … [read more]

Inspirational Quote on the Meaning of Life

"Money comes and goes. When you pass away it's about what you've done to make this world a better … [read more]

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