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Turnover in the Workplace

Did you know that losing a high-level or highly specialized employee costs approximately 400% of their annual salary to replace??? Though employers may think someone is easily replaceable, the fact is turnover isn’t cheap! Consider this… Hard Costs Hard Costs are mostly visible and are similar at most companies. Administrative processing of an employee’s departure…
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What Endurance Athletics Has Taught Me

At 23 years old, I completed the Boston Marathon. Now, 12 years later, I started a business called Mental Fitness which combines both my passion for mental health and physical fitness into one unifying idea.   And yet, without my experiences in endurance athletics at younger age, none of this would have been possible today.…
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The Emotional-Physical Reciprocity Principle

Tony Robbins once said, “You get what you tolerate.” The subtext here being: What you tolerate in life is a direct reflection of your own self-esteem. As a therapist, I think about this a lot. On one end of the spectrum, I think of Tom Brady, who’s diet is so impeccable he doesn’t even tolerate…
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Why does Sports Psychology Matter?

Let’s say someone says to themselves… “My injury makes me mad.” Doesn’t sound terrible on the surface, right? Well, let’s dissect this a bit with a bit of Mental Fitness reframing. What if instead one said…. “This injury is upsetting.” It may seem like a small difference in semantics, but it can make a huge…
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How Do We Curb the Addiction Epidemic in the United States?

The United States had 93,331 overdoses in 2020 alone. Sadly, it seems as though most people are not very familiar with this number, and yet, it is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the greatest problems America faces in modern times. The question I propose is not what’s causing it, but…
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Why has COVID been so bad for people’s mental health?

It hasn’t been good… We went from historically 1 in 5 people struggling with mental health issues to now, 1 in 3 or even 1 in 2 according to various estimate. Honestly, our mental health has gotten so bad so fast, it’s been hard to track. Therapists are overwhelmed. People have been struggling to even…
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A life of meaning is greater than a life spent seeking a fleeting feeling of happiness.

In life, we all want to have our cake and eat it too… I mean, what’s the point in having a cake if you can’t eat it? Still, the truth we can’t do it all and have to make choices that prioritize some things and sacrifice some others. The question is, how do you choose?…
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Saying “My depression” or “my anxiety” is a terrible script for one’s mental health

  Though I get the spirit of this photo (normalizing depression as an unseen illness on par with more clearly visible physical conditions), this photo is a terrible example of self-talk!!! It’s an unpopular opinion, but I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Saying “My depression” or “my anxiety” is a terrible script for…
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The Four Types of Thought: Dreamers, Doers, Doubters, and Haters

There are basically 4 types of thought: 1. The Dreamer 2. The Doer 3. The Doubter 4. The Hater The Dreamer The Dreamer is the visionary. The Dreamer isn’t afraid to have big thoughts, large goals, and grandiose ideas. The Dreamer is key to open the door of possibility, yet if your thoughts stop there,…
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