Using Gratitude to stay Positive

Using Gratitude to stay Positive

It is easy to get caught up in the challenges of everyday training. When you make a mistake, I am sure your mind reminds you of this constantly! Actually, mistakes seem to stick in our minds more easily than accomplishments. Keeping a positive mindset during practice...
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...
Define a Mentally strong Performance

Define a Mentally strong Performance

What I consider to be a mentally strong performance may surprise you. It is not a clean skate every time! In fact, there may be several mistakes. It is how you respond once a mistake is made that is how you define a mentally strong performance.   An Olympic...
A Light Bulb went on in her Brain

A Light Bulb went on in her Brain

I live for moments when an athlete makes the connection between the work they are doing and the impact it has on their performance. That was the case recently. My athlete shared with me that she completed a clean program this week in practice. During the performance,...
Stop Popping Jumps

Stop Popping Jumps

Popping jumps is a HABIT that drives skaters, parents and coaches mad! Whether you are on the ice, at the boards, or in the stands, the frustration can be felt throughout the arena. This habit is holding you back from achieving the high level jumps you are capable of...