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September 2, 2019

Today I ran a personal best during my yearly 5K “fitness test”. Funny thing is I wasn’t even planning on doing the test today. I originally wanted to go for a nice easy bike ride, but for some reason I talked myself into doing the run. After a grueling finish, I was ha...

August 24, 2019

Was it the coach or me? Did I give up, or did they give up on me?

I keep pondering this dilemma. Ever since my negative experiences as an athlete it seems like I have a personal vendetta towards coaches that don’t provide the right amount of support. But is that fair? I...

June 12, 2019

The process of mastering any skill is a long and tedious journey. It involves many hours and a whole lot of trial and error. You may have heard of the 10,000 hour rule, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell based on research done by Anders Ericsson, which has recently been l...

May 17, 2019

During a recent vacation I had the opportunity to check surfing off my bucket list. It was always something I wanted to try, mainly because of its unique way of achieving flow state. I've heard countless tales of surfers feeling immense concentration and euphoria glidi...

April 24, 2019

You may have come across articles, videos, or for that matter, people who actively promote the idea of self-improvement. It is quite natural for us as humans to want to get better. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve, but it does sometimes come with a cost?...

February 23, 2019

Stress and anxiety are a natural part of sport and life. Making the game winning shot, speaking in front of a big audience, or writing an important exam are all high pressure situations in which we feel our heart rate rise, our breathing becomes more shallow, and our i...

January 5, 2019

I was walking the trails the other day, going along and enjoying the scenery when amidst all the novelty I found myself getting distracted by all the possible routes I could take which all seemed intriguing. I usually wander around without any real purpose, but this ti...

November 5, 2018

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention”

-Herbert A. Simon

Performance in any domain can be a daunting task in today’s world. Whether you are a promising young athlete with plenty of external distractions, a student cramming for a big exam, or a manager...

September 30, 2018

We’ve all been there, mindlessly scrolling through our feeds looking at the highlights of other peoples curated lives which leaves us feeling worse and worse with each scroll. 30 minutes later we feel inferior and doubting our own journey. We must understand that this...

September 16, 2018

Now bare with me here, we're going to get a bit philosophical. As much as understanding the science behind certain psychological states is crucial, there are certain states of mind that are very hard to measure, comprehend, and even more so to achieve. Nonetheless we c...

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