Author Archives: Bradstock and Bradstock

About Bradstock and Bradstock

Roald and Clarissa Bradstock are happily married and raising four daughters. Roald is a well renowned artist, Olympian, who holds the Javelin Masters Record. Clarissa is a successful executive with Any Lab Test Now. Together they will share their thoughts on wellness, aging, careers and balancing work and family.

The Summer Olympics 2012: A Fond Farewell

  I must confess that the only time I watch a swimming, gymnastics or water polo event is every four years as I tune into the Summer Olympics.  So why were so many of us glued to the TV for … Continue reading

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Inside The Games Blog By Roald

Inside The Games Blog By Roald

Cheer when you’re losing: Roald’s perspective on the value of losing.

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The Importance of Failing

At the age of six I watched the 1968 Olympics and it was then that I decided that I was going to the Olympics one day.    Since I was born with spina bifida, the doctors told my parents that I … Continue reading

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Facebook: A Positive View of Life

I’ve been on Facebook a few years, but I was a bit hesitant because I spend so much time on the computer for work that I feared that I would start to live my entire life in a “virtual environment”.  … Continue reading

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Preventative Health Starts With You

According to Wikipedia, “Preventive medicine or preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent diseases,[1] (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. The term contrasts in method with curative and palliative medicine, and in scope with public health methods … Continue reading

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Reflections on Motherhood

Twenty years ago, I dropped my oldest daughter, Mary, off with the sitter when she was six weeks old.  After six precious weeks of being with her, it was hard to hand her off to someone else for her care.  … Continue reading

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Pay For Performance

In a recent conversation with my 17-year-old daughter, she mentioned that she thinks it is wrong to pay children for good grades.   So should we incentivize our children to make good grades?  One would think that paying children for good grades … Continue reading

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The Last Story: Dignity Therapy

With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, there has been discussion of why this very private man decided to spend the last months of his life sharing his story for an upcoming biography.  Of course, Jobs’ biography will be read my … Continue reading

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A Father’s Lesson

       Father’s Day stirs up a memory of when my father finally reached out to offer me comfort and nurturing.  But this story, like many stories about families, is bitter sweet and a lesson in forgiveness.  As we recognize Father’s … Continue reading

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Ready For Summer

I’m looking forward to an active and fun summer thanks to the InShapeMD Countdown diet.  The program helped me with my addiction to sweets, fats and carbs.  Instead of craving bread, cookies and butter, I now love the taste of … Continue reading

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