Your Christmas Wishlist can be a Christmas Goal List!

Your Christmas Wishlist can be a Christmas Goal List!

Have you made a list for Santa this year? My kids are 7 and 5 years old and their lists were like a mile long! Many wishes for toys, books, and surprises.  Maybe you have a skater wishlist that you keep in your head or share with your coach, parents and close friends....
Rehash in the Kiss and Cry…Yes or No?

Rehash in the Kiss and Cry…Yes or No?

You have just completed a ‘not so great’ performance and now you are sitting in the Kiss and Cry with your coach. He or she starts to talk to you about the mistakes you made, what you could have done instead, the levels you missed, how you can do better...
Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

The week before competition is typically a challenge for most skaters. Practice can be running smoothly, up until the last 3-5 days before competition, then there is a noticeable shift. As a mental trainer, I often work my hardest that week to reassure and remind my...
Gracie and Yulia! Start Mental Training before YOU need it

Gracie and Yulia! Start Mental Training before YOU need it

Gracie and Yulia Gracie Gold and Yulia Lipnitskaya have just recently gone public with their mental health struggles. Their relationship with the sport they love had to have played a role in their personal struggle. In many cases, expectations skaters put on...
Getting Raw and Real about Mental Training

Getting Raw and Real about Mental Training

I recently asked the young skaters in my Performance Pods group how they felt about sharing their experience with mental training. Were they comfortable telling other skaters and coaches that they use mental training or not? To my surprise they all answered,...