The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria

Maria, the host of The Dear Mark Project Podcast, invited me on to talk about how social media can negatively impact our body image. Most importantly, I talk about how you can improve your relationship with it. I'm a professional mental health counselor, specializing in treating anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders, so body image is … Continue reading The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria

Self-Care Assessment for Athletes

https://youtu.be/PJhNCtXbSpQ Subscribe to my channel for mindset and mental wellness tips Use this assessment to check-in with yourself to see how you’re doing with self-care. As people who highly identify as runners or athletes, we lean towards thinking about our self-care in main categories, such as, physical exercise, nutrition, and sleep. We miss a few … Continue reading Self-Care Assessment for Athletes

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

My friend, Eric Deeter, invited me back onto his podcast to have a conversation about all sorts of things, from what to do of you encounter a cougar to the advantages of swearing. What a fun episode! Here are a few of the topics we discussed • Strategies for getting through an ultramarathon. We specifically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don't we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?

You are more than an athlete. Think about how many different roles you play in your life. ▪︎ Parent▪︎ Sibling▪︎ Family member▪︎ Son/daughter▪︎ Employer/employee▪︎ Community member▪︎ Friend▪︎ Role model... You may closely identify as an athlete, but there will be times where we can't exercise due to injury or participate in sports due to another … Continue reading You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?

What will you do today to Finish Stronger?

"Finish Stronger" It's one of my daily goals. Finish Stronger comes from having a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or whatever I have going on stronger than when I started. It allows me strive to do great things without becoming overwhelmed. It navigates me through finding a balance in life and learn … Continue reading What will you do today to Finish Stronger?

Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?

When you think about what you do to support your mental health, besides exercising, what did you come up with? How many did you come up with? As a professional in the mental health field, I recommend to everyone that we have at least 5 things that we can do for our mental health because … Continue reading Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?

Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect

Runners, athletes and weekend warriors, I offer a free, brief consultation for mindset and mental wellness coaching. Are you curious about what to expect when you contact me? Here's what we'll talk about: I'll provide insight on what I do as a professional and how I can be of guidance. I'll mention a few areas … Continue reading Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect

Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

“You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you

Your anxiety is lying to you. Creating change through doing a long event like Badwater 267 VR (and the elite version), occupies time I'd normally use on writing blogs, marketing, and cleaning the house. It is time consuming. Taking time away, not 100% of my time, however, is challenging me in a way that some … Continue reading Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you