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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…

Mental Toughness in Beach vs Indoor Volleyball Athletes


"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." ~Bobby Knight   Alright…. before everyone starts taking offense to this post, I want to explain why I decided to write about this. Having played both indoor and beach volleyball, I have had a lot of people approach me to talk (either at me or with me) about the two…