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What is Burnout?Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion due to overwork and stress that can lead to a feeling of ineffectiveness and a lack of meaning or purpose.
Without mindfulness, too many type-A career overachievers end up killing their workplace and leadership dreams.These star performers burn out before they get the corner office or that seat at the table, as chronicled...
How to Improve Performance Through Short-Term GoalsOne way to improve performance is by setting goals to direct your attention to specific aspects of the task you are engaged in.When...
Positive Self-Talk, Negative Self-Talk, and Listening to Your Inner VoiceEach of us has an inner voice, a type of silent speech that accompanies virtually everything we do.This inner voice...
What is a Pre-Performance Routine? PPR Tips, Examples, and AdviceAn often under-utilized, yet effective, strategy to consistently perform at a high level is the use of a standardized, pre-performance routine (AKA, a PPR).
Is It Impossible to Get a Job with Aspergers or Autism?I am a psychologist and my area of expertise is with individuals who identify as either Autistic or Asperger’s. My goal is to identify these...
WOOP: Wish. Outcome. Obstacle. Plan.All of us have an area that we would like to improve in or grow as a person.This could be in our career (e.g., getting...
Having a child with ADHD can be tough. I’ve definitely struggled with who Gabe is over the years. As a baby, he would just lay on the floor surrounded by toys and not reach for a single...
What Does It Mean to Embrace the Suck?Today, individuals looking for success are bound to find hot takes on the internet and in the popular press, on how to be resilient, have grit,...
Take a moment to think about the goals and resolutions you set for this past year:What approach did you take to meet those goals last year?What helped...
Sports aren’t fair. There are rules and regulations put in place in an effort to create a fair environment for two teams or individuals to play for a winner, however, those boundaries placed cannot account for human error.The worst...
Keep Reading to Your Child Many parents have asked me when they should stop reading to their child. And my answer is... NEVER!Of course, children should learn to read independently. But share reading has many benefits, even for kids who...
How Idioms Can Help With Reading One of the most significant challenges for students is reading between the lines of a story, novel, or poem.They have to interpret symbolic language, which is like code words that an author or poet...
How Does Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health? There are a lot of positive benefits of physical exercise.The physical benefits are pretty obvious. It's the main reason why most people work out is for the physical benefits. You know, weight loss,...
School resuming session can be a stressful transition. Most of us have a hard time figuring out how to have a successful year and how to execute those things. Here are 10 easy-to-follow guidelines that will help your family...
How to Improve Reading Comprehension  It can be really hard for students to interpret symbolic language, or code words that an author or poet uses to convey important messages.Literature intended for younger children can help with this.It makes word decoding...
Summer camps bring a lot of memories for people- swimming, cliff jumping, canoeing and more. Most people experience significant life moments at camp like when they had their first kiss outside their cabin or learned how to wakeboard.I used...
Helping ADHD Students Read Actively Students with ADHD often slip into what I call "auto-pilot mode" when reading, meaning that they're decoding every word, but their mind is someplace else.They get to the bottom of the page and realize they...
Helping ADHD Students Listen Actively During a lecture or presentation students with ADHD are at risk for zoning out and missing information.The key is being an active listener and there are a few ways to accomplish this. Set up notes...
Backward Planning for Students with ADHD Is your child with ADHD scattered when it comes to long-term assignments? This is a very common problem with ADHD which can hinder organization.A great way to improve this is backward planning! 3 Steps to...
As the new year continues to settle in, social media continues to remind us how everyone was #blessed during 2017. How so?? Posts full of lavish weddings, large groups of friends on rooftops drinking cocktails, extravagant proposals, newborn babies...
What Is a Sport and Performance Psychologist? Sport and performance psychologists are specialists of the mental side of sports and other performance domains, such as the performing arts, the workforce, and even the military.We are experts on effective ways of...
Should Students with ADHD Listen to Music While Doing Homework? I get asked a lot about whether students with ADHD should listen to music when doing homework. The answer is... it depends!Obviously, students with ADHD are prone to auditory distraction....
The Importance of Mental Skills Training Many of you have heard the quote that sports are 90% mental and know that it's one's mindset, or mental skills, that have a significant impact on performance.The key word here is "skills"!Much like...
Writing Strategies for Those with ADHD A common question I get asked a lot is "how do I help my child, who has ADHD, improve their writing?"I bet every student is taught the stages of writing. These are especially important for...
Tackle Your Stress Head On! Stress is, unfortunately, an aspect of life which is often unavoidable. However, if you can identify the source of your stress, you will be much more likely to manage it.Sometimes the source of stress will...
What is Sport and Performance Psychology? Take a moment and think about you feel during a performance or executing a task. There is a field of study that does just that and it's called sport and performance psychology.Sport and performance...
Become a Clutch Performer! During “pressure” situations, such as taking an exam, presenting a pitch to prospective clients, or performing on stage or in the field, people often become stressed or anxious. This often leads to worrisome or negative thoughts...
Direct Your Beam!The relationship between one’s ability to concentrate and performance is undeniable. The better able one is to concentrate, on what is important in the present moment, the more likely one is to achieve...
The Ability to Perform at a Consistently High Level Has Always Been a Top Priority for Athletes and Coaches Alike...  Traditionally, this has led athletes to seek out new and novel ways of increasing their physical abilities. However, within the...
Creating a Mindset for Success When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is.If you don’t believe you can improve or grow, whether...