Mastering Sports Skills

“You’ve got to ingrain and reinforce the new skills,” practice no longer makes perfect. In order to be excellent at your sport, more is required. Athletics are both physical and [...]

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Time Managment

As a JD/PhD graduate student who also loves sports, travel, outdoor activities, food, and music, the most common question people ask me is, “When do you have time to sleep?” I am a [...]

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Pre-Game Routines

When people are asked about their pre-game rituals, most athletes have specific tasks they like to complete before competition. Cristiano Rinaldo, arguably the best soccer player, will not play a [...]

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Tis The Season

It seems like 2014 has flown by. Looking back on the year, it is hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us again. When reflecting on the year, some of us may have very mixed [...]

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Stress

About one year ago, I wrote about how stress impacts our bodies. In the short term, we may feel anxious, nauseas, even suffer from headaches and sweaty palms. In the long term, stress can be a [...]

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Fear of Flying

When you work in the field of Psychology, acquaintances tend to casually consult you about their fears, their compulsions, or other unexplained quirks in their daily lives. One of the most [...]

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Largely Mental

If you have been watching the World Cup, then you have seen some pretty amazing football. The games have been rather unpredictable consisting of some stunning goals and incredible defense. Among [...]

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Not Just For “Crazy” People

Recent nationwide events have put a necessary spotlight on mental health treatment. Although many people would like to believe that there is no stigma around the mentally ill, we know that this [...]

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Actively Train Then Actively Rehab

After successfully surviving the LA Marathon in 85* heat with 25,000 other people, it would make sense if I stated that my training was officially over. However, after working out since December [...]

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Los Angeles Marathon

The ASICS Los Angeles Marathon is this Sunday, March 9, 2014. The race begins at Dodger Stadium and ends by the ocean in Santa Monica. This will be my second full marathon and I am fortunate [...]

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