Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in by Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

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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 usa 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 in view 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 marvelous success and her good-natured popularity of the results.

Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara unearths how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she again to critical training—while nursing her child daughter and contending together 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 pageant, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via ache and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a really self-made legend, her tale will resonate with ladies of all ages—and with a person bold to entertain a doubtless most unlikely dream.

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I am so proud of her. There are moments I have with her that make my heart burst with happiness and joy. I sometimes find myself feeling I should do more for Lillian. In these times, I remind myself that whatever I need to do will happen as it should and not to force anything. THOMAS’ STRENGTHS AND GIFTS Thomas truly has a kind heart. Not too long ago he was adamant that I allow him to set-up a table in front of our house to collect money to buy houses for homeless people. He carried on about this for at least two full days.

I felt the need to simplify, get rid of stuff. I fought the urge and kept making excuses as to why I could not start right that minute. I was too busy with other stuff. The urge to purge got stronger and stronger, and the voice to simplify got louder and louder until I finally listened. In the first few boxes I unpacked was a book that I had completely forgotten about, and had never read, titled “E is for Entrepreneur” by Barbara Hranovilich. I opened the book, and handwritten on the first page was a message to me from Barb.

J. is an dynamic, motivational public speaker, accomplished artist and author with two books to his credit; My Imagiville and The Mupperezmo and the Rainbow. J. was teased and bullied. J. to create the land of Imagiville; a safe place in his imagination where everyone is treated kindly and accepted just the way they are. Through his art, and public speaking he brings Imagiville and the Imagifriends to life and uses them as a vehicle to spread a message of hope, inspiration and awareness that those with autism and special needs are special just the way they are.

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