Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. – just don’t have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity
Isaiah interviews athletes and coaches, and was looking for a runner to interview, so he reached out when saw that I might be able to help. Isaiah, professional counselor, host of Player Development Podcast, and professional athlete Isaiah Isaiah is a professional counselor, personal coach, and professional athlete (Triangle Shooters), supporting people in Virginia. As … Continue reading Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development
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
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? 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. 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?
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?
Ciara Carter, Behavior Health and Fitness Coach, Marathoner, Podcaster Ciara Carter is a Behavior Health and fitness coach focusing on helping people understand their mind and body in action to overcome anxiety and depression while excelling in their lives. Her slogan Run Your Life is focused on being in the best physical and mental state … Continue reading Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter
A simple mental strategy for going further when you feel like quitting a long run or ride is to break it down into chunks. We can mentally manage a shorter distance, even more so distances we already know that we can go. When you don't feel like completing all of your miles, challenge yourself to … Continue reading A Simple Mental Strategy for Completing Your Miles When You Feel Like Quitting
https://youtu.be/kwtqkMEEibI By Eric Deeter Your thoughts and words can help your body heal. On the other hand, they can also slow down and hinder your recovery. The good news is that you can choose your thoughts and your words to help your body heal. If you are a runner, the odds are not in your … Continue reading Power of Words to Heal