Mental

"I've had high school and college students who report back to me that they're making better grades on tests and giving better
"I picture myself finishing, then enjoying whatever I'm going to be doing right after. Having something to drink, a snack
So if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you're taking control of your problems, and what's cooler and more empowering than that? If you've got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here's what to expect.
Perfectionism The only way to achieve success is to accept that you might fail and that's okay. Bode Miller, the Olympic
We live in a culture that is accustomed to getting everything fast and without much effort (think microwaves, instant messages
One of the most frequent comments I hear from the athletes I work with is: "I had a lousy day of training." This statement was almost always accompanied by a variety of emotions that are neither pleasant nor helpful including frustration, anger, worry, doubt, and disappointment.
Another reality of physical injuries is that the mind gets damaged too, but little attention is paid to how the absence of "mental rehab" can prevent athletes from returning to or improving on their pre-injury level of performance.
If it's true that intuition is one of the soul's senses, then it makes sense as to why so many people live empty or meaningless lives. They construct their mindset through their physical experience -- their body's understanding -- which is survival.
Picking up on the theme of self hatred, the same kind of self-loathing can be expressed through bodily abuse. One of the
Every athlete, from juniors to Olympians and pros, has experienced the feeling of frustration when they're not able to do something, whether physically, technically, tactically, or competitively: you feel stuck, get tense, lose focus, and get discouraged.
My mind became more open, I made the investment to place myself in an environment that was bigger than anything I had ever known -- my eyes saw things that I couldn't believe -- my problems became smaller because my world got larger, and more magical.
Anxiety for me has led to countless mini-meltdowns all because I was so worried about what could happen in any given situation, not focused on what was happening at that very moment. So I thought I'd share three things that I do to reduce anxiety...
Having just read the title of my new article, you may be thinking: "Has Dr. Jim finally lost it? What does sleep have to do with sports?" Let me explain. Have you ever tried to sleep? You lie in bed and tell yourself that you have to sleep and you try, try, try to sleep. It doesn't work, does it?
One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.
My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.
Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!
The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.
From Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones" to M.E. Thomas, author of "Confessions of a Sociopath," female sociopaths have the power to captivate us, both on-screen and in real life. HuffPost Live explores the lure & reality of these femme fatales.
Female sociopaths have the power to captivate us, both on-screen and in real life. HuffPost Live explores the lure and reality of them, and speaks with a woman who claims to be one.
Now, rather than being locked inside her tormenting thoughts, Marian could remember the possibility of compassion. When remorse