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“It’s History. It’s Over. Focus on Today.” and More Wisdom from My Father by Billie Jean King

“It’s History. It’s Over. Focus on Today.” and More Wisdom from My Father by Billie Jean King


Posted on June 1, 2017 by Billie Jean King


Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach.

At 15 years old, I appeared on the front page of the Long Beach Independent sports section for the first time. Unfortunately, it was for a match I had lost 6-0, 6-0 – the worst loss possible. I was very upset. Here I had finally gotten on the front page and it had to be for that. (more…)


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Achieve Your New Year’s Goal Point by Point – Atria Senior Living

Achieve Your New Year’s Goal, Point by Point


Posted on January 3, 2017 by Billie Jean King


Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach.

There’s something about the arrival of a new year that motivates us to become better versions of ourselves. The excitement of starting with a clean slate inspires us to make positive changes in our lifestyle like becoming more fit and committing to spend more time with the people we love. (more…)


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Advice from Billie Jean King: Go Grateful for Greater Well-Being

Advice from Billie Jean King: “Go Grateful” for Greater Well-Being


Posted on September 8, 2016 by Billie Jean King


Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam Tennis Titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach.


Every day when I wake up, I take a few moments to think about all I am grateful for in my life: family, friends, my health, having a platform to address issues I am passionate about, and having another day to help others. There is no better way to set ourselves up – mentally, emotionally and physically – to have a terrific day. When we become present to all the goodness and wonder around us, we open ourselves to experiencing greater happiness and fulfillment. (more…)


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Doing Away with Labels and Restrictions - Atria Senior Living

Doing Away with Labels and Restrictions


Posted on August 26, 2015 by Billie Jean King


Nearly 42 years ago this year, I accepted a challenge to play in a tennis match known as “The Battle of the Sexes.” Ultimately I won the match, but many people may not remember that I was behind for the first set and things weren’t looking very good for me. However, I was determined to win given the importance of the match: to bring attention to equality. (more…)


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