October has always been a big month. For the past four consecutive Octobers I have either ran a half marathon, ran a full marathon, or taken a trip somewhere. Last week my fit friend and I celebrated our two-year anniversary of running the Mankato marathon. WOW. Two years. What seems like yesterday and forever ago … Continue reading “Fall” into Self-love
I have been thinking about this post for a long time (ironically enough, for 24 days exactly). While I do not expect to post anything you probably have not already read, I want to contribute to the conversation about Kobe and Gigi. As a disclaimer, I am not discounting the tragedy in any way by … Continue reading Mamba, Thank you.
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
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!
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
I want to be a writer and I believe today is a great day to start. Hello! My name is Mikaela. I am pursuing my MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am a passionate individual who believes in the little things making the biggest impacts. As a mental health … Continue reading Running the Race