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Appreciation & Gratitude

"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." - Eckhart Tolle

I love this quote because it resonates in my heart.

Abundance is the feeling that your cup runneth over. That you have everything you need at all times. Where there is abundance, there...

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Love & Warmth

"Where there is love, there is life." - Gandhi

The most powerful emotion is love.

Pure love is unconditional.

That means, loving without conditions or expectations.

This love is always available. Feeling love is also one of our basic human needs.

Without love, babies will die. This need doesn't...

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Planting Seeds

Your mind is like a garden.
Your thoughts are like seeds. 
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Have you ever planted a garden? 

If you have, then you have an advantage for knowing how your brain works.

To have a healthy garden, there are some things that are important.

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Healthy Emotions

How do you feel about emotions?

Do you think they are scary?
Do you avoid showing emotion?
Are emotions something to hide?

What do you think about people who do express their emotions?

Are they emotional? Dramatic? Soft? Out of control? Messy?

That was a lot of questions, but really think about...

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Loney & Alone

Think about a time you felt alone or lonely.

 Unfortunately, you might feel lonely much more often than you want to.

When you feel lonely, it can be quite scary because as humans we NEED to feel love and connection.

We can see this in babies. If babies don't feel love - primarily through...

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When your plate is too full

How many things are you currently juggling?

Being a student-athlete requires a lot. 

Attending class, going to practice, doing homework, being with friends, and family obligations are just a few of the commitments you might have.

So, it is pretty easy to see how you might feel overwhelmed or...

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Befriending the Bench

Do you think the bench is your friend?

How do you feel about the bench?

Is it a punishment? A jail sentence? Unfair?

Or, is it an OPPORTUNITY?

Many of you think that being on the bench is a problem. It is a problem because you think you can't get better by being on the bench. Or that you aren't...

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Guilt is Good

As the saying goes, a guilty mind needs no accuser.

Whenever you feel guilty, it is because you are in conflict.

Something you have done, said, or thought is contradicting a belief, value, or goal that you have.

Let's take the example nutrition.

If you have a goal to increase your vertical and...

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Disappointment

Disappointment comes in a couple different forms. You might experience this when you find out you aren't starting. Or when you lose a game.

When anything you truly want to happen doesn't, it will leave you feeling sad.

Sadness is uncomfortable. You might know it is ok to feel sad, but it knowing...

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Feeling Stuck?
"You're not held back by what you don't HAVE, but by what you don't USE." - Bob Goff
 
Think about a time you felt truly STUCK.
 
A time when you felt like no matter what you did, you just kept spinning your wheels. No progress.
 
A common frustration is not having the role...
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You Mad, Bro?

"Anger is a sign that something needs to change." - Mark Epstein

When is the last time you felt angry?

Anger is a strong emotion. It is very tense, hot, and fast.

Maybe you have felt angry at your coach or your teammate.

Or maybe you have felt the wrath of you coach's anger!

From a coach's...

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Sticks & Stones

You're probably familiar with the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me."

It couldn't be further than the truth.

Because it all can hurt.

Physical pain hurts. Tearing your ACL, rolling an ankle, or tearing a shoulder muscle HURTS.

If you aren't careful,...

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