3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

Mindfulness, like meditation or yoga, is a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media lately. You know that it is an important way to combat stress and mental health problems but did you know that it can also benefit athletes performance?  When...
Competition Readiness

Competition Readiness

To the perfectionist athlete, the feeling of being “competition ready” is often elusive. The mind tells them, “one more practice, one more run through, one more clean landing”, there is always an opportunity to be more prepared. They often compare their performance in...
Mental Blocks and Worlds

Mental Blocks and Worlds

Mental blocks are one of the leading struggles I see athletes face that keep them from performing their best. A mental block is a belief about your ability to do something that literally keeps you from doing it. If you have ever worked with me, you know the first...
Planning for an Epic change of Plans

Planning for an Epic change of Plans

It was difficult to watch Roman Sadovsky struggle in the team event. Kurt Browning said, “his mind was going way faster than the music or the skate”. Being asked to fill the shoes of the veteran Keegan Messing, last minute, was an experience I am sure he would not...
Why you have to Feel all the feelings

Why you have to Feel all the feelings

Emotional regulation is presenting a real challenge for athletes in this “post covid” competition season. Inconsistency of training and lack of competition experience are just two of the things athletes are dealing with. It is our natural inclination to hold heavy...
6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

Mental Training is a hugely important and unfortunately under-utilized piece of the training puzzle. Just like you fuel your body with healthy food and exercise, your mind also requires nourishment in the form of positive, focused thoughts and mental training tools....