This week in the Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps received his 23rd gold medal in the men’s medley relay, making him the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. This was an epic moment, considering the record was held for over 2,000 years. Leonidas of Rhodes received his 22nd gold medal in 152 B.C., a sprinter known for winning the hoplitodromos, a foot race requiring the athlete carry full armor and a shield. Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps have historically been held as exemplars of personal discipline and achievement. That is why it is hard to contemplate someone exercising so much self-control, having fame, health, success to ever struggle with mental illness or thoughts of suicide.Continue readingHello All, Due to a flood at our normal location, we must relocate this months speaker meeting. Thank you for your understanding,Continue reading
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