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Confidence Follows Focus Jun 08, 2022

 

In the next two weeks, I will be presenting at Minnesota Hockey’s High Performance 15’s Camp at SCSU. The next two weeks will be geared toward those athletes.

Events...

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Mental health awareness May 25, 2022

This week I had planned to talk about ADD and athletes. But the events that occurred over the past few weeks led me to change that topic. 

A local basketball coach died of suicide this week....

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Drain Your Nervous System May 18, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This week, we are going to talk about specific training and treatment that can help improve vagal tone. 

We often use Eye Movement Desensitization and...

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The Vagus Nerve: Understanding Its Role in Mental Health May 11, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. My hope is that the mental health and mental performance concepts I put here are usable to anyone. I also want to help make sure they’re easy to...

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Mental Health Awareness Month May 04, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.   

Over the last few months, five college student-athletes have died by suicide. They were: Katie Meyer, a star goalie on Stanford’s...

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How’s Your Brain Game? Apr 27, 2022

The game has changed. I actually don’t need to tell you that if you are a player, parent, coach, or scout. 

The world as changed, too. I certainly don’t need to tell you that,...

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Maintaining Motivation Apr 20, 2022

Maintaining motivation. That’s a topic a reader emailed me about. Maybe I’ll talk about it now, or maybe I’ll wait for my motivation to show up so I can do it. Or, maybe...

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The Teacher Challenge Apr 13, 2022

Lately, my followers have been asking how I learned all of this, and how I remember everything. 

The first and easiest answer is that I went to grad school to learn it, met the experience...

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Pain and Punishment Apr 04, 2022

Let’s talk about another mental toughness myth: Pain and punishment lead to improvement.  

Watch this clip from Happy Gilmore that illustrates how we often let this myth play...

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The Misunderstood Concept of Willpower Mar 30, 2022

I had an old school coach once ask me: “Whatever happened to good old-fashioned willpower?”  

I actually thought about it and wondered if it was even real. It’s like the...

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Discover the benefits of gratitude in mental fitness Mar 23, 2022

A significant part of mental fitness is gratitude.

But oftentimes, we need reminders to feel grateful. Why is that? 

Humans tend to be biased toward the negative. That’s why we have...

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Meditation Myths Mar 16, 2022

Last week, I asked you for questions that I could help answer in these videos. I received a few questions about meditation and how it works. 

Meditation can look different for everyone, but...

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