In efforts to fulfill my “read more” 2019 New Year’s Resolution, I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Due to a lyrical suggestion by one of my favorite musicians, I purchased an old looking new copy of this renowned book. With little to no expectations of the story that was able to unfold, I began … Continue reading Legends Never Die
It is about time I write an exercise related post for my sane friends who do not run half marathons for fun. This past semester, I took a class called, “Exercise Psychology and Behavior Change.” While many of my colleagues are past or present athletes, this was a necessary reminder about the importance of physical … Continue reading Exercise is not just for athletes: Making yourself more than the “average” Jill
Why do I run? Honestly, it is not because I think running is the most enjoyable thing. With my track record (no pun intended), I would be the last person you would think who has found enjoyment out of running. I enjoy the health benefits and runners high I often feel. Yes, I enjoy certain … Continue reading Mental Flex
March is one of my favorite months. From basketball season and March Madness to the spring weather that (usually) starts, I love March for a multitude of reasons. We celebrated the official first day of spring last month, and it has rejuvenated my thought process. A lack of sun and freezing temperatures is enough to … Continue reading It gets better!
As many of you know, I am a graduate student in a sport and exercise psychology program. While I love what I am studying, this field is a mouthful to say and even more misunderstood. I started my journey into the sport psychology world five years ago after undergoing knee surgery. While going through the … Continue reading Sport Psyched!
Dear Grandma, I hope you are enjoying heaven, Grandma. I know that is where you are, and I know that you are watching over me. Every day, I know that you check in on your family. I know that you are still praying for us like you did while you were on earth with us. … Continue reading Dear Grandma
22 Thoughts of a Graduate student Remember when “optional reading” in undergrad meant “yah I am not reading that?” How much of this reading do I ACTUALLY have to do to understand what is going on? (Bean, 2019)If I reflect on one more experience, I am going to lose it.Have I gotten smarter since undergrad … Continue reading Thoughts of a Graduate student
Constructive confusion. Hopefully, constructive criticism is something everyone has received over the years. It is something many of us have a hard time accepting and often, makes us uneasy with whatever we did. Most people, when they give constructive criticism are doing it for the benefit of the person they are constructively criticizing. Seems harmless, … Continue reading Constructively Confused
This past summer I started reading a book on how to influence people and win friends. I like to think I have done a decent job making friends over the years, however, I wanted to look more into the logistics behind making an impact and influencing people. While I find interpersonal skills to be some … Continue reading Write it!
Happy 2019 readers! While 2018 has brought its fair shares of highs and lows, I am excited to take on the new year and the new challenges it has to offer. Is it just me, or does the start of new year seem like the most Monday feeling of all? Usually Mondays, as much as … Continue reading Month of Motivation