Remove You Mental Block Like A Navy Seal

In this week’s blog post, we are talking about how climbing can help us overcome a mental block. We all have something we are afraid of, for example, an object, a feeling, or a sensation. I do not know the exact percentage of different phobias in the world but among the top ones is acrophobia…

The Journey Shaped Her – Milica Jovanovic

She’s not only one of my very dear friends; she is a professional basketball player, inspiring woman, faithful believer, student of psychology, and book lover, looking to get better and have a positive outlook on everything that life throws at her.  She has played for Montenegro since she was a teenager and represented them at…

Daring Greatly with Brene Brown

We live in a world dominated by the never enough feeling as we constantly are challenged to put ourselves in uncomfortable, vulnerable, and sometimes dangerous situations only to feel like we belong. This week’s blog post is on “how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead” ~ BrenĂ© Brown  Daring…

Whatever The Mind Can Believe, It Can Achieve

Napoleon Hill was an American author best known for his book Think and Grow Rich. Hill based his work on improving one’s life, and most of his books build on the principles of achieving success. Hence this week’s title, “Whatever your mind can Conceive and Believe, it can achieve.” Let’s dig deeper into this quote,…

You Are What You Believe You Are

As simple as that, we are what we think we are and what we think others believe about us. As an inspirational writer and student in the field of the human mind, I try to emphasize how our thoughts profoundly impact our moods, emotions, behavior, and confidence, in some cases even our health. In this…

What Does A Good Leader Look Like?

Everyone wants to be a leader by standing out, but what a true leader does, is show leadership by serving others in their surroundings and exalting themselves by uplifting others. Practicing what you preach Giving your very best makes your teammates better too. They have to think and act in ways they haven’t before. Besides,…

Did You Make The Playoffs?

The most fun part of the season is the playoffs. Playoffs are where; every team has worked to end up and wants to be standing with a trophy. Yet, I get questions from athletes asking what they should do differently in the playoffs. My answer is, and always will be, “to do everything you have…

Foam Rolling Prepares You Mentally

Foam rolling is a way to prepare the body for activity, but why not use it for mental preparation? I believe that using the foam roller five minutes before every session can help tremendously. You might think this is a wicked idea but in all seriousness. While we are foam rolling, we can help our…

How Can You Learn From Other Sports?

One of the most common sentences in sports by athletes is, “I hate training, but I love game day.” Trying another sport can’t replace playing the game but can have transferable skills. The monotony of doing the same thing every day can get both mentally and physically draining. Nothing can replace playing the sport, but…

Find A Foam Roller and Start Rolling

Everyone keeps using it, they love it, and it hits the spots, but why are we foam rolling? In this week’s blog post, I am looking for the science behind foam rolling and how that can help athletes of all ages. It is not surprising that coaches suggest foam rolling and stretching before/after exercise. However,…

The Science Behind Ice Bath

There is a lot of controversy over whether ice baths are beneficial or not for athletes. I came across many articles that suggested ice baths might help athletes relieve soreness or tiredness in their bodies after training, and some had an opposing outlook. I will talk about it in this week’s blog post, and of…

Can Less Training Be More?

Physical and mental training should go hand in hand. Both physical and cognitive repetitions have an effect; why not use both? That is the question I have been asking myself because what the mind believes in the body achieves. It takes a tremendous amount of preparation for athletes to get into their ideal physical shape…

Stop Trying To Impress Yourself

Let’s be honest with ourselves; we have all been there. We have all tried to impress our surroundings and create world-changing things to prove how special we are. Yet, this constant obsession with repeatedly trying to show perfectionism can become a problem. Let us find the core reason for this compulsive feeling of attempting to…

How To Handle Miscommunication

Communication in sport is about the athlete understanding their coach and vice versa. As soon as one party does not comprehend the other, there is a risk of miscommunication, and that can cause teams to lose important/tight games. In this blog post, I talk about the crucial elements of communication in sports teams. First things…

How To Focus On Yourself Without Being Selfish

Focusing on yourself doesn’t make you selfish but more concentrated on the path you want to be on. It is beautiful to realize that your time dedicated to yourself is worth more than hundreds of small interactions with people who you won’t know the name of in a year. Let’s talk about the word selfish….

Why Athletes Lack Mental Preparation

One of the greatest characteristics of athletes is that they constantly want to improve themselves. A vast group of athletes manages to get through the obstacles themselves for some time; however, they do not manage to eliminate unwanted thoughts, and that is because of the lack of mental preparation. Therefore, in this week’s blog post,…

Are Women On Their Period More Prone To ACL Injury?

Unfortunately, women are more prone to injuries, especially during their period. In this week’s blog post, I am concerning why and how we can prevent injuries concerning the ligaments. Studies show that knee ligament laxity and the risk of ACL injury may be increased during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle because of the…

How To Bring The Team Together When You’re Not On The Team

It crossed my mind that even though I was no longer going to play basketball this season, I still wanted my team to do well. So, the question was how could I help if I wasn’t on the court with them, and here is how. Teamwork and a team working are two very different things….

Control Your Attitude In Heated Moments

Why do players’ respect and exceptional attitude go straight through the window in games sometimes? Since when is yelling at your teammates when it is not going your way acceptable? Where does the line go between constructive screaming and uncontrolled yelling leading a team to hit rock bottom? I have for a time now tried…

What Is Your Reset Button?

How do you find your anchor for concentration? You teach your mind to concentrate when you touch a specific place on your body. A touch on your hand, face, shoe, or shorts can be the indicator for the reset. However, implement adjustments before teaching your mind to fall into this concentrated state. First of all,…