The Mirror of Sports

The Mirror of Sports

College coaches line the sidelines and the best club teams in the region fill the fields. After 12 years of playing soccer, I’m playing in what may be the final games of my competitive career. Our team is decent, but we’re not likely to win it all. The good news is...
Neuroplasticity and the Science of Hope

Neuroplasticity and the Science of Hope

OLD VIEW: our brain stops being able to create new brain cells at some point in childhood/adolescence NEW VIEW: our brains can continue to grow new neurons and form new connections (neuroplasticity) throughout our lives. OLD VIEW: mental illness shows up in the wiring...
This Year I’m Going to ___________!

This Year I’m Going to ___________!

Most New Year’s resolutions go something like this: This year I’m going to get in shape, keep in better touch with family, play with my kids more, eat healthier, be more spontaneous, spend more me-time, have more date nights with my partner….and so on. We mean well...
Shark Music

Shark Music

We each form a blueprint when we are babies for how we relate to other people. The security of the emotional bond that we form with our primary caregiver(s) in our first 12 – 18 months of life profoundly affects the way we approach relationships into adulthood. Kids...