Are Coffee Naps Legit?

Are Coffee Naps Legit?

Even if you've had a good night’s sleep, there’s something about that post-lunch period in the…

The Role of Self-Compassion in Cultivating Mental Toughness and Overcoming Setbacks

The Role of Self-Compassion in Cultivating Mental Toughness and Overcoming Setbacks

We’ve all experienced setbacks at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a truly horrifying series…

Conflicted Between Two Different Choices? Here’s a “random” Way to Accelerate the Decision-making Process.

Conflicted Between Two Different Choices? Here’s a “Random” Way to Accelerate the Decision-Making Process.

At the risk of sounding like a bit of a nut, I must confess that I have a longstanding aversion to…

Uri Vardi: On the Way Unconscious Habits Shape Our Playing, and How Feldenkrais Can Help Us Do More With Less Effort.

Uri Vardi: On the Way Unconscious Habits Shape Our Playing, and How Feldenkrais Can Help Us Unlock More of Our Potential

My wife and kids and I have been following a few teams in the NBA playoffs this year. And one of…

Self-Monitoring, and How “Happy Face” May Have Been a More Potent Practice Strategy than I Realized…

Self-Monitoring, and How “Happy Face” May Have Been a More Potent Practice Strategy than I Realized…

One of my enduring childhood practice memories is of the binder my mom maintained, in which she…

Three Different Types of Practice Strategies - Which One Works Best?

Three Different Types of Practice Strategies – Which One Works Best?

On occasion, I’ll eavesdrop on my daughter as she does her daily piano practice. And I've noticed…

A Way to Amplify (or Weaken) the Effect of Self-Talk on Performance

A Way to Amplify (or Weaken) the Effect of Self-Talk on Performance

It’s been a couple years now since our dog was a puppy, but I still remember when he was afraid to…

Menahem Pressler: On following your heart

Menahem Pressler: On Following Your Heart

E.E. Cummings once said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” For many…

A Goal-Setting Tweak That Could Be the Difference Between an OK Performance and a Great Performance?

Whether you read the book or watched the movie, you probably recall a scene in Harry Potter and the…