Posts in the ‘Mental Skills’ Category

Multiple Suicides in Collegiate Student-Athletes

It saddens me deeply to hear of several recent suicides of collegiate athletes.  There is a great deal of pressure put on collegiate student-athletes and often times there is not enough support provided to them to assist them in dealing with this pressure.  In a recent conversation with a colleague who is employed at a

My Views on Leadership

In my recent attendance at the EOS(Entrepreneur Operating System) Conference, there were many discussions about leadership. What qualities do good leaders have and what are important things to keep in mind to help you to be a good leader. Here are some of the things that I learned: The 5 Qualities of a Successful Leader: Strategic thinker

What to Know About Telehealth Therapy

Telehealth therapy became the norm during the pandemic and has really changed the field of psychology. Now most therapists offer telehealth, and it has been shown to be effective. Just like with face-to-face therapy, your confidentiality and privacy should be maintained. Telehealth can make this a little more challenging, but it is important to make

5 Ways to Be Happy When You Are Hurting

We all experience emotional pain at one time or another. There is a definite distinction and outcome between dealing with our pain in a healthy versus unhealthy way. Often times, people turn to unhealthy ways of coping with pain such as substance use, overeating, isolating themselves, etc. It is really important that we learn healthy

What Tool Simone Biles Uses to Help Her Combat Her Anxiety

Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to a prosperous 2022! It made me happy to hear her response and hopefully it will not be surprising to you but ready the entire article to hear what she has to say and why:

8 Habits That Are Killing Your Motivation

We all struggle with motivation at times.  There are many different reasons that we lack motivation but motivation is so important for us to function at work, school, home/family life, etc. There certainly are common reasons that we lack motivation and this article goes over them as well how to build and maintain motivation.

Simon Biles Withdrawal from the 2021 Olympics

Check out my two television news interviews where I discuss Simon Biles withdrawal from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to her mental health: Fox 5 Morning News Show ABC 10 Evening News Show

I’m on TV!!!

I’m very excited and humbled to have been invited on FOX 5 Morning News today! I was able to talk about the mental health of Simone Biles and the impact of withdrawing from the Olympics. Check out my interview below:

Learn How to Think Like an Elite Athlete by Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is arguably the best player in NHL history.  If you listen to him speak, he says that he was not the biggest player and he did not have the hardest shot, but he had the will to want to score which is what helped him to be so successful.  Wayne Gretzky is now

44 Positive Affirmations for People Struggling with Depression

Many clients in my practice report low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem as a part of their presenting concerns.  I often get asked the question, “what is the best way for me to build self-confidence and/or self-esteem?” and my answer is Positive Affirmations. A positive affirmation is a self-statement that emphasizes your strengths, values, and favorable

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