Mental health & physical health
are equally important,
take care of your mental health.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2011. I am passionate about helping people, raising mental health awareness, and using mental strategies in the sport of ultramarathon running.
This page is dedicated to mental health, as it relates to running, ultrarunning, and anything fitness. If you are interested in additional mental health content and resources, run over to my counseling website, finishstrongercounseling.com Contact me if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
I don’t provide clinical mental health services to people I know or to my mindset coaching clients. Mindset coaching is a non-clinical service.
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What inspired me to become an endurance athlete mindset coach.
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Visualize How Your Race Training Fits Into Your Week For Success
Stop Soldier Suicide: Miles for Mike
The Scarecrow Runner Podcast: Marathons, ultras, mindset, and stories
Road Dog Podcast: Mental wellness and ultrarunning
Mood Boosting Self-Care and Healthy Habits
Reasons Why I Run: Digging deep
Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development
The Dear Mark Project Podcast With Maria
How I Reshaped My Relationship to My Life-Threatening Encounter with a Cougar (Part 2)
The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)
Self-Care Assessment For Athletes
You are More Than an Athlete: What can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?
How Do You Get Pumped Up to Race?
Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes
WHAT WILL YOU DO TODAY TO FINISH STRONGER?
Athletes, what are you doing to support your mental health besides exercising?
Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter
Race Start Mindset and Strategy
Be Your Own Sunshine: changing your environment and what is going on inside of you
A SIMPLE MENTAL STRATEGY FOR COMPLETING YOUR MILES WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING
USING ENDURANCE EVENTS TO IMPROVE HABITS, REWIRE FAULTY/DISTORTED/NEGATIVE THOUGHTS, AND OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE HABITS THAT BETTER SERVE YOU
Mental Struggles While Running and Training?: three mental strategies that can help you push through
Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run
To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”
Heavy Heart, Light Steps: a few thoughts from today’s trail run
Chat about runner’s body image and positivity
Idea for Raising Mental Health Awareness During a Race
*Extra* Self-Care and Healthy Habits
Being fearless, accomplishing a dream
Trail Tales ARP, where Shawn and I discuss Ultrarunning and Mental Health
Ideas to help raise awareness and funds for mental illness
Raising awareness for mental health is something that we should prioritize because everyone is impacted by mental health, whether you have an illness or not. We all know a family member, friend or a person in our community who struggles with mental illness.
Increasing your own awareness and knowledge of mental health and then advocating and spreading it is impactful. Your impact can help shift society from a negative state of viewing mental illness towards a positive state.
Raising awareness also means that the mental illness is realized sooner, which leads to earlier treatment, and better treatment results because it was sooner, as opposed to later (possibly more severe).
25 Pushups for 25 Days to Raise Awareness for Mental Health and Suicide
If you are in a crisis situation where you need to speak with a mental health professional immediately, call your local crisis center lifeline or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Switch up your run to chase away anxiety and worry
One way for runners to stay motivated
Mental health tips – Finish Stronger Counseling
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One of my many goals is to help endurance athletes (of all abilities, newer to sport, and retired) strengthen their mindsets and level up their mental well-being, so that they can finish stronger in their race and in life.
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