A New Year but An Unfamiliar You

A New Year but An Unfamiliar You

Happy New Year! It is that time again. Everyone is in a mad frenzy setting goals, creating New Year’s resolutions, and attempting to eliminate old bad habits. I have been there, I have done that and, in the past, I have encouraged my athletes to do the same. This year...
You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

You don’t need to Control your Competition Nerves!?

What if you didn’t need to control your competition nerves? This is the question I am left asking after completing the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement training course this past weekend. For years, I have been teaching athletes strategies to help them control...
Measuring Motivation:  Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

Measuring Motivation: Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, you may be struggling with the uncertainty and change. For many of the athletes I work with, the pandemic has taken away the external motivators that pushed them in practice. They were forced to leave their normal competitive...
Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

How long has it been since you competed? I know for most it has been at least 6-8 months. I am sure this is the longest you have ever gone without feeling the nerves and pressure of competing. Like anything you haven’t tried in awhile, it may seem scary to think about...
Finding a Healthy Balance in Sport and Life

Finding a Healthy Balance in Sport and Life

I was so disheartened to hear of the sudden passing of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya. I believe it shook me and the rest of the skating community to the core. She could be anyone of us, trying to navigate the transition away from the sport. Fearing the unknown and what...