A collection of articles and podcasts covering mental strategies for athletes. Includes insights on meditation, depression, motivation, & inspiration.
Why Mindfulness is the Next Frontier in Sports Performance
Sports psychologist Michael Gervais says elite coaches and athletes increasingly rely on mental strength for a competitive advantage. Here’s why—and how you can
Survival Of The Friendliest: How Our Close Friendships Help Us Thrive
In her new book, Lydia Denworth makes the case for the vital necessity of friendship, tracing its effects on your genes, on your brain and even on animals like
The Mastery Mindset: 6 Keys to Stay on the Path
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How Meditation and Mindfulness Are Improving Athlete Mental Health and Performance
Apps such as Headspace, MindSport and Sanvello, and programs like mPEAK are seeking a tech approach to mindfulness.
What Happens When a Stress Expert Battles Mental Illness
Our columnist literally wrote the book on peak performance, but he had to reconsider everything after an unexpected battle with mental illness
Understanding the Post-Race Blues
Sometimes, the hardest challenge can come after the finish line.
The Exercise That Helps Mental Health Most
Certain fitness routines do more to help avoid depression, stress or other emotional problems, new research finds.
Sleep is your superpower
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the…
A weekly goal of two hours of “nature time” improves health and wellbeing
An environmental psychologist breaks down why your health improves when you prioritize time spent outside.
Training and Mental Preparation for Gravel Races – Chris Carmichael
Gravel racing requires great fitness, like other cycling events, but depends even more on attitiude, mental fortitude, and problem-solving skills.
To Train an Athlete, Add 12 Minutes of Meditation to the Daily Mix
Division I football players who learned mindfulness meditation or relaxation techniques showed improvements in mood and attention.
5 ways this sports psychologist gets her athletes ready for the main event
With a little mental preparation, you can be ready for anything.
Yes, Mindfulness Makes You a Better Athlete
You’ve heard the hype about meditation and other “non-judgemental awareness” practices. Now check out the data.
How to Meditate
Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come…
How mindfulness can help athletes get through injury rehab and recovery
Mental resiliency can help athletes recover from injury the right way.
Olympic runner Colleen Quigley on meditation and being “in the zone”
“Wouldn’t it be great to feel in the zone more often? That’s why I meditate.”
The Best Meditation Apps
If you’d like to learn to meditate, a meditation app can help. After talking to experts, researching a dozen apps, and testing five, here’s what we recommend.