8 Pro Hiking Tips to Know Before You Go 

Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years that can make your long distance hike go as smooth as possible. 1. Take a picture of the trail map at the trailhead before you go. This can help even if your GPS or intenet fail for your own personal safety- both physically and psychologically. 2.…

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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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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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