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The Drop-In

This is a multi-part series on applying mindfulness to athletics or performance-related activity. We’ll track each series here with a bookmark. For now, welcome to series 1: the Drop-In. The drop-in. Think about bringing yourself into the moment. Athletes do it in different versions, with team announcements in the NBA, team run outs in the NFL, walkout songs in the UFC, on and on. What is your trigger to enter the stadium. More pointedly, what is your mental queue to say this is the time to focus in and bring your best. Introspection and observation are the two things here that bring you into the existing moment. Both are essential to high performance in almost any sport or performance related activity....

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Building Up Awareness (For All Ages)

One of the easier awareness-building exercises you can do is to get out into nature and take a walk.  It’s quite simple to start but you will quickly realize how much is actually going on around you..

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Mindfulness and Kids

Research has shown that mindfulness can help children with increased focus while decreasing anxiety.  It's also a great way to connect with your children in find a peaceful moment during what we can all call a stressful time right now.

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Mindful 18

When you spend 4+ hours on a golf course, it pays to pay attention to how you are mentally approaching the round Happiness is a long walk with a putter -Greg Norman Golf is such a mental game. We can all spend hours on the course and the range, but an often overlooked component of golf is the mental aspect. How are you handling the ups and downs of the game. Getting into a flow in golf, and maintaining through 4+ hours is critical to having a great round. Think about your best round. What was different about it. Our guess is that it you just played the game and didn’t create huge ups and downs for yourself. When we...

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7 Simple Steps to Meditation

This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide  but rather a quick cliff notes version of how you would start to meditate.  Look, there is no perfect way.    Be as you are, do your best and don’t be hard on yourself.  Without further ado: 1. Create a time and a space: choose a time each day that you can practice your meditation.  Ideally this is a quiet space so you are distraction free   2. Set your timer, starting with as little as 2-3 minutes and over time you can work up to 10 minutes and longer 3. Find a comfortable sitting position.  Sitting cross legged on a zafu or meditation cushion promotes the right posture for your...

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