Healthy Choices Impact Performance

In my work with clients, though the bulk of our conversation is around helping them to develop better cognitive-behavioral skills for performing, there are other healthy choices that impact [...]

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Fear of swimming competitively

I have worked with so many swimmers at a variety of ages and a variety of levels. What I’ve seen is that swimming brings with it all the mental challenges prevalent in other sports: focus, [...]

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The Importance of Good ZzZZz

If you are anything like me, then you try to get the most out of every minute of the day. Trying to be proactive and productive constantly is exhausting. Without 8 hours of sleep a night, I can [...]

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The Role of Stress In Our Lives

Every day we constantly face small events that elevate our overall stress level. It usually comes about one domino at a time until one misplaced, teetering domino starts a stressful cascade. Your [...]

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How to have a happy thanksgiving

In my last blog I talked about how to plan, prepare and deal with holiday stress. That’s definitely a good piece of information to revisit: How to Deal with Holiday Stress. Some of what I [...]

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How to deal with holiday stress

The holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving is next week! Yikes! I am not prepared and there’s so much do…how do you prepare? It’s helpful to think about what you need to do [...]

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An email from a tennis parent

I got an email from a parent the other day and my heart broke for the parent and the child. Parenting is so complex and being a child is so complex. When everything is going good, it’s all [...]

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Music as energy

Last week I talked about how music can help you become a better tennis player and athlete. I talked about how music elicits emotion, how music distracts and the affect of arousal/energy on [...]

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