Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer   All of us will go through numerous challenges in our lives. For some, challenges may show themselves on a daily basis; for others, less frequently. Facing those challenges can be difficult at […]

Mental Toughness Tools – Framing

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. – Marcus Aurelius   “Life aint always beautiful” as Gary Allan’s song dictates. “Sometimes is just plain hard” as the song continues. It’s during these hard times that we tend to lose […]

Mental Toughness Tools – Keep it in Perspective

As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive! – Steve Maraboli   When you are faced with a challenging situation, what is your usual response? Do you get defensive? Shut down? Become angry? What is it?   […]

Mental Toughness Tools – Response Ability

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. – Roy T. Bennett   Isn’t the television remote one of the greatest inventions known to humankind? Well, some may argue that point. Oh well… after 1955 when Eugene Polley invented his Flash-Matic TV […]


You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. – Winston Churchill   Two very important aspects that help you perform better are your ability to concentrate and focus. Recently, I read numerous articles on this topic and a couple of strategies […]

How to Improve Concentration and Focus When Distracted

One of the fastest ways to hurt your brain is to get less than seven or eight hours of sleep at night. – Daniel G. Amen   We live in a world where concussions are being taken very seriously. Youth sports coaches are being highly trained to recognize concussions and […]

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on your Brain

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. – Bill Phillips   How many of you have ever heard the statement, “you need to remain calm in a demanding situation?” Have you ever been able to truly achieve a level of calmness in a stressful demanding situation? Me […]

STRESS: Use and Control; Don’t be Abused and Debilitated

Do everything you can to preserve and protect love so that it endures forever. – Jennifer Smith   Venom from a snake bite can kill humans but what about a bite from a relationship snake? Can your relationship be killed? Will you suffer some pain if bitten from a relationship […]


To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing – Fred Durst   Confidence is not something you either have or you don’t, it is generated. Let me repeat that. Confidence is not something you either have or you don’t, […]

How to Generate Confidence in an Instant

When you are driving down a busy intersection with lots of cars and people around you, do you speed up? Or do you slow down? Hopefully, you slow down. By slowing down you tend to feel more in control of the vehicle; thereby eliminating the chance of causing a horrendous […]

How to Calm Your Mind and Body

Ever watched a scary movie? If so, can you remember some of those scary scenes that just freaked you out or made you jump? How did the producer of that movie get you to do that! Well, the producers utilize certain camera angles that direct your focus upon what the […]

Power of Focus and How it Directs Your Life

Depression silently enters the room unannounced and uses its sticky fingers to tighten its grip upon its victim. The victim, unaware of depression’s presence, begins to feel sad and starts to withdraw or isolate from others just falling right into depression’s hands and the grip is tightened.   Once feeling […]

Want to Beat Depression? Then you must read this!!

Sitting in your room, feeling so alone, struggling to breathe, wondering if you should even keep on breathing, as it feels like you are drowning.  Your life seems as though it has been shattered and you are now standing between darkness and its blackest corner. This is not the path […]

What You Must Know About Hitting Rock Bottom

Every day and every challenge you face, you are under assault by the constant barrage of Darkness’ black rain of abuse sniping away at your psyche. It is that little voice in your head that guilt trips you, leaves you feeling confused, lost, questions your very existence, gets you to […]

What You Need When You Face Darkness

Gaining physical core strength is absolutely essential because your physical core is the vital foundation of all of your body’s movements. Whether you are walking, running, carrying something, or whatever, all of these movements are a direct result of your core strength.   It is virtually the same thing when […]

How To Strengthen Your Psychological Core

You board an airplane destined for the great city of Chicago. Plane takes off and climbs to a comfortable cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. The plane ride has been pretty uneventful except for the arguing couple seated just behind you. Finally, the two quit arguing and the plane makes a […]

Don’t let yourself be emotionally hijacked!

Many times throughout our lives we deal with stress and the struggles of life. There are events in our lifetime that have hit so hard we ended up spiraling out of control, eventually feeling the pain of being knocked down and left with a feeling of being broken and shattered. […]

You must know about the latest in Psychological GPS technology

In my last article, “Are You Fueling the Black Rain of Life?” I discussed how we need a rhino mentality to shield us from the poisonous black rain of negativity that life dishes out from time to time.   Remember, we don’t have control over our circumstances or when life […]

How to gain control during psychological distress

“Life aint always beautiful, sometimes it’s just plain hard. Life can knock you down; it can break your heart.” Lyrics from Gary Allan’s song, “Life aint always beautiful” can ring very true.   No one ever said that life was going to be easy. In fact, if you live long […]

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