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 considering that her final Olympics. while 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 all of the extra for her astounding success and her good-natured attractiveness 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 was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she back to critical training—while nursing her toddler 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’ online game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via discomfort and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a very self-made legend, her tale will resonate with girls of all ages—and with somebody bold to entertain a likely very unlikely dream.
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Thirdly, to be fully present stay conscious of your feelings and be willing to use these to guide decisions. Fourthly, act as if every single moment is different. For example, many people talk about ‘every minute being an opportunity to move the business on’. In that sense you could be doing what every good actor does in rehearsal, on stage and in performance. Finally, meditation provides useful exercises to help the mind focus. They allow you to become more aware of how your thoughts come and go and how you grow attached to them.
Children confirm the strong relationship between emotion and energy. They express themselves through play and in doing so seem to have boundless energy. As we grow older, though, we tend to channel much of our energy into suppressing emotions rather than expressing them. This effort at containment merely depletes our energy. ‘I should say the most important elements of acting are feeling and timing. ’ John Gielgud, actor 41 SCENE 3: PERSONAL TALENT EMOTION AND ENERGY Developmental work around vitality and releasing energy usually focuses on enabling people to express, rather than suppress, their passion or other feelings.
Playing a grieving role, the actor discovers and expresses some existing sadness within. Much of the ‘method’ school of acting, made famous by actors such as Marlon Brando, Gina Rowlands and Al Pacino, focuses on using a ‘sense memory’ to generate genuine emotion in a character. To help you reach for star performance, consider your inner cast of characters (see overleaf). Look inside at what different aspects of yourself you could potentially draw on to be more effective at work or to handle a particular situation.