Moving Towards Change

All of us have our daily routines: wake up, use the bathroom, brush teeth, shower, get dressed, drink coffee, grab a snack and drive to work. Throwing any wrench in that schedule has the [...]

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Mental Moment-Simon says

Why do you do what you do? Are you able to recognize that you have choices?  Do you struggle with indecision? Why are you doing the job or performance that you are doing? Was it a conscious [...]

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Mental Moment-PTSD

In my practice, PTSD is a growing barrier in particular for elite female athletes who have been in their athletic career for quite some time. Most of them have been carrying PTSD around with them [...]

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Mental Moment-it shows on your face

Yesterday morning as I was cycling I decided to watch the Olympics. The preliminary 11o meter hurdles came on and so did a story about China’s Liu Xiang. Eight years ago in Athens Liu won [...]

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Similarities of burnout and PTSD

I talk to a lot of athletes about avoiding burnout and I talk to some who are in the midst of burnout; helping them sort through how to deal with it. It’s not really until now that [...]

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Diary of a cyclist-control

Hey Michelle, well once again you manage to bring me to tears! You obviously hit some buttons every time you respond. So many things you say are right and true. I am not sure when in my life I [...]

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Diary of cyclist-what I want

M: I agree that for you making the decision was the hard part. Now you have to deal with the transition of the change but that’s good. We all have to deal with what happens in transition [...]

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New Years Resolutions

If you are like me the phrase “New Years Resolutions” conjures up not so positive thoughts and feelings. It sounds kind of old school particularly because most of us are always resolving to do [...]

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