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The Power of Vulnerability in Life and in Sport


“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” ~Brené Brown   A few years ago, I watched a TED Talk by Brené Brown called “The Power of Vulnerability,” and it completely changed my life. Up to that point, I equated vulnerability with weakness. I thought that letting people see…

Mental Blocks in Athletes and How to Overcome Them


"Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks." ~Dr. Roopleen   Have you ever gone through a period (maybe you’re in one right now) where you know that you are perfectly capable of executing a skill, but for whatever reason, you just can’t do it? It’s not that…

The Trap of Feeling “Good Enough”: Complacency in Athletes


"Good is not good when better is expected." ~Vin Scully   Raise your hand if you know someone like this: very successful, has a lot of natural talent, and is at the top of their division. This person has gotten used to being good, and they like the so-called “status” and recognition that comes with it, but they have become…