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Utilizing a Fixed Mindset Aug 10, 2022

Last week I talked about reframing. Mindset is an example of framing or a mental model. 

Carol Dweck’s book Mindset popularized mindsets — specifically the growth...

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Reframing Your Perspective with M&Ms Aug 03, 2022

I used to work for M&M Mars in quality control. The rejects were mine to eat. I got fired for throwing away each M&M with a W, 3, E or B on it. I was dumbfounded. I didn’t understand...

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1,000 Mental Skills in Your Pocket Jul 20, 2022

This week I turned 50 — a big milestone. 

A big birthday like that is a reminder that I have done a lot of living, and that I have a lot of living left to do. 

One of my...

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The Power of PAWS Jul 13, 2022

A bear walks into a bar and says: “I’ll have a beer and a ……… hamburger.”

The bartender says: “Why the big pause?”

Why am I talking about it?...

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Creating Your Own Safety Jun 29, 2022

Safety. It’s something that has been on my mind quite a bit.

We all know it’s more than just a word. We all need it. Lately, our safety feels threatened.

I put a lot of thought into...

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Navigating the Locker Room Jun 22, 2022

Last week, I was approached by a friend who shares a love of sports and kids. 

His name is Dana Thiede. He’s a hockey referee, a hockey dad, and he devotes a lot of his time to work with...

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The Heart Lock-In Technique Jun 15, 2022

In past episodes, I’ve talked about the Inner BalanceTM app, which trains you to improve your heart rate variability. The app gives you live feedback about the consistency of your...

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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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