Every morning, rain or shine, blizzard or polar vortex weather, Hector wakes up around six. He starts his day by climbing into my bed, nudging me with his wet nose, and snuggling against me. Hector proceeds to wake up by yawning and stretching next to me. And on occasion, he will sneeze all over my … Continue reading Sticking it Out
Wow. 2019, you have been a year. 2019 was a year of firsts and lasts, of good and bad, and of happiness and plenty of sadness. In the past year, I have been in weddings and made appearances at various baby showers, bachelorette parties, and bridal showers. In this time, I wrote and delivered a … Continue reading Social Media
As some of you may know, I have been fundraising for Suicide Awareness and Prevention initiatives. While this might just seem like an excuse to talk more about how I run, I swear it is something more. Suicide is something that has impacted us all in one way or another. Some of us have lost … Continue reading Miles of Awareness
Do you remember in high school when your teachers and parents would encourage you to join extracurriculars or find a part-time job to “prepare you for the real world”? Or if you attended post-secondary school, you might have had a professor who encouraged you to get work experience. The same professor may have helped you … Continue reading Athletes in the “Real” World
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!
Two weeks ago, I attended the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP) 33rd annual conference in Toronto. For those of you unfamiliar with the field of Sport Psychology, in short, we are strength coaches for your brain. Sport Psychologists provide mental skills training and interventions for athletes and nonathletes struggling with psychological components of performance. … Continue reading Life Hacks from AASP
Recently, I read an article about first impressions. In an interview with Business Insider, Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy points out, “If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far…” I found this statement both intriguing and refreshing. We do not need to be the smartest or the … Continue reading Trust Me, I’m…still a student