Project Face in Water Participants

10 02, 2014

#39 Odia “Life-changing day!” (38 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:17:17+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Self Compassion|Comments Off on #39 Odia “Life-changing day!” (38 years old)/

My good friends kept telling me about Odia, a friend of theirs that couldn't swim and HAD to be in my project. "Give her my card. Have her e-mail or call me." She never did. That's okay. To have a breakthrough in the water, you have to be in 100%. I don't beg people (usually) to [...]

1 02, 2014

#38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:18:00+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants|Comments Off on #38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

It's one of the last adjectives I would use when describing water: intimidating. But this is how Ifeanyi (Ife) felt about it and I was ready to change her perception. She told me,  "I never learned how to swim at a young age because of my issues with poor circulation and being cold. So when [...]

26 01, 2014

#37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:19:19+00:00 January 26th, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Swim Tips, Tips for Success|Comments Off on #37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

I met Nhu three years ago in my ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom at Hoover High School. She had just moved to the U.S. with her family from Vietnam. Right away, we connected when we found out we shared the same birthday. Nhu's written English was incredible- her grammar was perfect :) But [...]