Shine Bright or Burnout

Athlete burnout is a combination of mental and physical exhaustion, sport devaluation, and reduced sense of accomplishment What happens when burnout occurs outside of athletics? I've experienced burnout twice in my athletic career. When I was a sophomore in high school, I decided it would be the last year I would play softball. Up until... Continue Reading →

To Fix or Not to Fix

While watching the World Series, I heard one of the announcers talk about a pitcher saying that if his mechanics are working and he's throwing strikes, he shouldn't change anything. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a phrase almost every athlete has heard from either a family member, coach, or teammate. But, is... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia: Memory or Motivation?

This morning, I was listening to a podcast called Hidden Brain, which is produced by NPR and can be found here. The discussion surrounded nostalgia and how it has come to change. In Clay Routledge's book, "Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource", the author discusses the origin of the word. Originally and very simply put, the word was... Continue Reading →

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