Mental Health

Better Balance Makes For Better Gaming

The first game that really grabbed me was The Legend of Zelda. I am part of the gaming generation that played the original eight-bit version on the first Nintendo. I remember losing an entire Saturday morning, playing with my brother solving puzzles, and conquering level bosses. Of course, that is until the Nintendo would freeze,…

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Want a Better Night Sleep? These Tips Will Help

Sleep has never come easily to me. I remember nights when I was in high school where my mind would chase dozens of thought rabbits down their holes. I remember the frustration and sitting awake wide-eyed when the first hints of sunlight would brighten the morning sky. As an adult, I feel that I had…

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What Simone Biles Tells us About Putting Our Mental Health First

The camera zooms in on Simone Bile’s face. She is the picture of concentration and focus. She is lined up for the beat board and launches herself down the mat. She hits the vault, tucks tight, and stumbles a bit on her landing but recovers into a solid finish. Suddenly she walks away. Not only…

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Performing Like a Gold Medalist Under Pressure

In 1996 Muhammad Ali was several years into his fight with Parkinson’s Disease when he was given the honor to light the Olympic torch. The image of him summoning all of his strength and shakily igniting the flame for the games sends chills down my spine. Olympic athletes are a testament to discipline and focus…

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