When Parents Have FOMO in Youth Sports

“Mom, why didn’t you put me in baseball when I was six?” My ten year-old’s words swirled through the air as we made our way through the parking lot after an evening little league game. I lost myself in thoughts playing rapid fire in my brain. Did I rob him of precious reps by notContinue reading “When Parents Have FOMO in Youth Sports”

I’m Not Anxious, You’re Anxious: 3 Tips For Athletes (Who Aren’t Anxious)

Anxiety is a normal human process. We inherited it from our ancestors who needed it to survive in a pre-historic era of actual, constant danger. Our ancestors, however, weren’t anxious because a bear or lion gave them the side eye, trashed their loin cloth on social media or because they didn’t want to miss theContinue reading “I’m Not Anxious, You’re Anxious: 3 Tips For Athletes (Who Aren’t Anxious)”

Identity and Self-Worth in Sports

This is not another article about how you are more than your sport. This is not a post about how identifying with your sport is a bad thing and that you need to find balance. This is a post about you, having made an informed decision to play/commit to a sport you love, are (yes)Continue reading “Identity and Self-Worth in Sports”


Sports. Life. It’s all such a wonderful cycle. There are no guarantees as to how it will end and there’s certainly no easy path or template, but if you stay in the game, stick with your program and never give up on your goals, you will find fulfillment (and maybe even a spot on that podium). 9Continue reading “9 THINGS YOU LEARN BEING A LIFETIME ATHLETE”

Staying Connected to Alumni Groups and Sports Programs After Graduation

Over the past five years or so, I’ve seen more live football games than I saw in my four years of college. You might think that’s weird for someone who went to school in the SEC (a hotbed for college football) but, alas, I was a collegiate athlete. A collegiate athlete who shared the same FallContinue reading “Staying Connected to Alumni Groups and Sports Programs After Graduation”

Through Tunnels and Over Mountains

There’s this stretch of mountainside road, a tunnel actually, that connects Switzerland and Italy. It’s the Great St. Bernard Tunnel (I know! How cute is that name?) and goes through the Swiss Alps and pops you out on the Italian side. Two lanes, one in each direction, with a very sketchy guard rail on one side that approaches the tunnel and solidContinue reading “Through Tunnels and Over Mountains”

The Conflict of Quitting and Why It’s Necessary

This past year, I was honored to be a contributor in a book for student-athletes, helping them transition into the work force after graduation. The book, “Post Moves,” by Angela Lewis was compiled from interviews with 15 former athletes who had successfully transitioned from their playing days into careers in various fields. Angela is also theContinue reading “The Conflict of Quitting and Why It’s Necessary”

Why Lifelong Deliberate Practice Matters

Is there any one thing you practice every day? Not a discipline, like morning quiet time or meditation or even exercise, but something you go out of your way to practice? Something you deliberately set time to work on in order to get better at? Your golf swing, calculus, memorizing data, learning a musical instrument or voice practice? I’mContinue reading “Why Lifelong Deliberate Practice Matters”