"You needed me." That statement is the cry of adolescence. They don't mind helping or working but they're still growing psychologically so they crave knowing that whatever they just did with you or for you was helpful. Coaches, fathers....adults, remember that significance is the armor of our minds and we get to shape how our … Continue reading Mile 121: A perspective we should remember when coaching with adolescents
I knew she had a past of some sort of sexual abuse but I truly only knew her as a friend and massage therapist. But in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's accusers and the subsequent 'metoo' hashtag, Jessica decided to share her story to the world on her facebook page. (Let me be clear. There … Continue reading Here’s my tangible action Jessica! Much Love!
I want to say what I have to say really quickly. So, let's both start off on the same foot. First let me give you a perspective of adolescence that, if you've been around youth or are one, you already have experienced. Psychologically, the age range of adolescence is between 13-18. Parents definitely know that … Continue reading Mile 120: Why student-athletes should be introduced to psychological development before and especially during their adolescent years.
Just filled up my fourth cup-of-joe. It's a nice and quiet Sunday afternoon as I walk around the corner to the family’s den just to see my 4-year-old daughter mid-motion with her only-week-old 100-piece puzzle box set hoisted over her head and with a scream from a place only a 4-year-old knows, flung it to … Continue reading Mile 120: A JOC short story (no title) but – How did this 4-year-old learn this lesson from a recliner?
We never fixed the aluminum door frame. Every time we opened the door to that gas station we saw the bullet hole in its frame. I guess that's the only one that missed my uncle. My father had bought the gas station from his brother's grieving wife when I was a young boy growing up … Continue reading Mile 120: The True Cost Of Gun Violence and my journey searching for a mental health solution.
If you want to feel what it's like to experience great leaps of joy in your heart, anticipation that brings full life to your mind and comfort through the struggles you face but then have it ripped out of your life completely, join sports. This is the inescapable end to sports, or so athletes say. … Continue reading Mile 119: One simple reframe to our understanding that can help athletes through the identity crisis of leaving sports