Does Emotional Trauma Increase Sports Injury Risk?

Athletes, especially top-level athletes, know that competitive play carries a risk of injury. The risks can be mitigated with proper physical training. But what about the lasting damage from physical or sexual abuse? Can those scars increase the risk of injury, too?

On Solitude And The Opinions Of Others

Most Americans avoid solitude. We crave contact and approval from others. But there are things we can only gain from being alone. There’s something revelatory about being alone for an extended period. We learn things about ourselves that we simply can’t when surrounded by others.

Podcast: Help Your Kids Cope With The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Your kids are especially vulnerable to the psychological and emotional scars that can come from being blasted with pandemic news and misinformation all the time. Join me for some strategies and tactics to help them avoid the worst of it!

New Allies In The Treatment Of Depression

Depression was first recognized in Mesopotamia in the 2nd millennium B.C. It seems as if it has been variably misdiagnosed ill-recognized ever since. Even in the modern era, treatment is often hit-and-miss. However, depression patients may be gaining some powerful new allies in the quest to understand and quiet this often disabling disorder.

Find Joy In The Journey

You’ll only pass this way once. That’s the iconic phrase about life that virtually every human being over the age of 6 has heard at least once. For some people, it’s a mantra. Part inspiration, part cautionary phrase, part last-thing-I’m-going-to-say, semi-dismissive, passive-aggressive encouragement to close out a conversation or part of one. But what the… Continue reading Find Joy In The Journey

Podcast: Youth Sports and Kids Emotional Health: Study Review

Youth sports, especially in the US, has taken a lot of criticism lately. Not so much for the actual playing of the sports themselves. The criticism usually involves the behaviors, attitudes and actions of the adults involved. Generally, it’s always been thought that playing sports is good for kids. Most people who’ve played youth sports… Continue reading Podcast: Youth Sports and Kids Emotional Health: Study Review

Longevity, Health, Happiness and Consistency

One full week into changing my habit base, there haven’t been any miraculous changes. My weight hasn’t changed. I haven’t magically sprouted new muscles (I don’t think.) No new personal records or amazing changes in how I feel, how my brain works or anything else to report. But this change is about long-term, sustainable habits… Continue reading Longevity, Health, Happiness and Consistency

Youth Sports Participation Linked to Reduced Risk of Emotional Difficulties

If you sampled most adults, at least those over about 35 years old, they’ll tell you that playing organized sports is a good thing for kids. Elementary school-aged kids can get plenty of exercise, learn to get along with others, learn the value of competition and how to win and lose with dignity. While youth… Continue reading Youth Sports Participation Linked to Reduced Risk of Emotional Difficulties