• Mindfulness: Nole’s “Secret” Weapon

    I thought it was fitting to talk about Novak Djokovic as the world number one gears up for third round action in Roland Garros determined to win the only Grand Slam that has eluded him so far in his surefire hall of fame career.  Say what you want about Djokovic not (yet) being able to hoist The Mus...
  • Sport Psychology in the NBA

    A few weeks ago, I was so happy to read about my favorite NBA team, the Indiana Pacers (yes, wherever Larry Bird goes, I follow), having their own sport psychologist.  The article from Indystar.com is pretty much about Chris Carr, the team sport psychologist, and the kind of work he does with the Pa...
  • “Gigil” gets you knocked out

    I’m a big fight fan and in the past month, I’ve seen two champions lose their belts in violent fashion.  Yes, I’m referring to Ronda Rousey and Jose Aldo of the UFC.  Both were considered the most dominant champions in their respective divisions: Rousey was the world’s most dominant athlete accordin...
  • Want to win? Then focus on the process

    We’ve often heard the saying, “It’s the journey, not the destination.” In sports, this is hardly the case, at least when it comes to goal-setting at the start of every season or before a big match. We have to make the Final Four this year. I need to win at least a bronze. We...