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Postpartum Depression in High Performers: How To Recognize the Signs and Get Help

Pregnancy is a process. And not a simple one. Over the course of nine months,…

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The Key to Leading Difficult Conversations: Strategies for High Performers

If you’ve ever caught a rerun of the 1980s sitcom Designing Women, you may be…

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Exercise for Mental Health: Why Movement Can Help Anxiety and Depression

It’s easy to see how our mental health can impact our exercise routines. After all,…

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Why Even the Most Resistant High-Performance People Need Self-Care

In the world of high-performers, the concept of “slow” can be a foreign one. When…

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Mindfulness for High Performers: How To Keep Calm in a Stressful World

Living in an “unprecedented time” hasn’t changed the day-to-day reality for most of us. We…

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9 Simple Ways To Benefit From Restorative Stillness as a High Performer

Our American culture tends to prize success above all things. And the usual definition of…

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How Shame and Vulnerability Can Make or Break Your Success as a Leader

When it comes to athletes, we talk quite a bit about the concept of “mental…

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Executive Coaching and Clinical Psychology: Why This Combination Is a Winning Strategy

You’re a high-performance person. You have plenty of things on your plate to keep you…

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Mindfulness Training for Athletes: What It Is and How To Get Started

Our world moves quickly. Really quickly. Thanks to smartphones and social media, we’re always online…

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How To Identify an Eating Disorder – and Where To Turn for Help

For some of us, body weight is something we think about on the scale at…

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Athletes and Eating Disorders: Why They’re Linked and How To Stay Safe

It’s no secret that participation in athletics can be great for both kids and adults.…

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Anxiety and Depression in Young Adults Keeps Rising. Here’s How To Support Your Child

We hear a lot about anxiety and depression for adults, but many people don’t realize…

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Identifying Fear vs Anxiety – And How To Manage Them Both

Both fear and anxiety can be strong and unpleasant feelings. And if you’re experiencing one…

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10 Ideas for Self-Care and Stress Management (Without Breaking the Bank)

April is Stress Awareness Month, dedicated to refreshing ourselves on the signs and symptoms of…

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What Is Self-Compassion? Simple Steps To Be Kinder to Yourself Every Day

How often do you beat yourself up when you make a mistake or experience failure?…

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8 Easy Ways to Be a Better Self-Leader

As high-performing people, we tend to think a lot about leadership and the way we…

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Stress Changes Your Brain. Here’s How to Fight Back.

It’s not news, at this point, that stress can cause physical, mood-related and behavioral problems…

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Stress vs. Anxiety: Why It’s Important To Know the Difference

It’s 7am. Your morning alarm is blaring beside your head. You stumble into the kitchen…

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Maternal Mental Health for High Performers and Athletes

Maybe you’ve heard the story: in 2019, Olympic runner Alysia Montaño publicly called on Nike…

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What Burnout and Under-Recovery Look Like for High Performers

You’re a superstar. You know you’re a superstar. You work hard, you’re successful, and the…

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Social Media and Mental Health: Why (and How!) To Avoid Comparison

Fifteen – even ten – years ago, if you’d told most of us we’d be…

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Emotional Granularity: Master Your Emotions in a Time of Crisis

If you’ve ever known a young child, you’ve likely been there: it’s clear something is…

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I Am What I Do: When Contingent Self-Esteem Lets Us Down

Most of us have a generally good understanding of the concept of self-esteem, or the…

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Overcoming Perfectionism: Is It Really Worth the Effort?

None of us are strangers to “perfectionism” as a term or an idea. We might…

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Teach, Don’t Delegate: Broaden Your Team’s Skills

By Sharon A. Chirban, PhD In HBR this week, an article was published on the…

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How Coaches Support Athletes After the Finish Line

By: Mackenzie Brown, PsyD I find myself having an interesting parallel. About a week ago,…

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Alcohol and Athletic Performance

By: Christina Figueroa, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN While this month’s newsletter post would ideally be…

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Reconnecting With The Body

By: Alexis Chirban, BS In today’s world, most of us have complicated relationships with our…

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Appearance Based Anxiety

For many, holidays, bikinis and social gatherings raise questions about self-worth. Self-worth is measured in…

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Collegiate Coaching: The Importance of Sleep

Here I go again, writing on a plane or in an airport. Despite time off…

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Athletic Performance and the Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet (KD) refers to any dietary pattern that results in the body being…

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Fall Sports Preparations

If you play a fall sport, pre-season is just around the corner and that means…

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Executive Coaching Tip: Take That Vacation!

Greetings from AWP’s Executive Coaching team! We hope you are taking advantage of the warm…

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Don’t Let Dehydration Get You Down This Summer

Summer is here which means the weather is (finally) heating up! While hydration is important…

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Coaches’ Corner: Rest and Recovery

I'm not going to lie, I'm tired. I work six days a week well over…

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Eating Disorders And The Athlete

We hear about the prevalence of eating disorders in the fashion industry and Hollywood. What…

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Athletes and Mental Health are Making Headlines

A recent USA Today story highlighted the mental health struggles of numerous star athletes, including…

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Coaches’ Corner: Practice What You Preach

Athletes are in the spotlight. If something isn’t working on the field, the ice, the…

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Top Nutrition Strategies For Fall Sports

The weather may be cooling down, but fall sports are heating up! Maintain peak performance…

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Exercise is an Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression

We know a few things about exercise and depression. Many think that exercise is an…

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2017 Musician Symposium

The first multidisciplinary musician’s symposium of its kind, sponsored by the Division of Sports Medicine,…

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Spin Mind Body @the Barn

Amplifying Performance is partnering with Spin @the Barn to offer an exercise is medicine spin…

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How Chronic Pain Can Change the Course of an Athlete’s Life

The demands of being an athlete can often be daunting, and this is a sentiment…

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Mental Skills Tip for Boston Marathoners

What you need to know with just 74 days left to train for the Boston Marathon. Keep your “Want” thinking in check:  Many athletes  let their “want”…

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Big Sky Sport Psychology Retreat 2017

Mackenzie and Sharon are off to their annual sport psychology meeting in Big Sky, Montana.…

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Sensation Is Information: How Athletes Can Learn From Pain

For athletes, especially in distance sports such as running and swimming, dealing with pain and…

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Executive Coaching with Finance Professionals

For finance professionals, the market often dictates the overall sentiment of their career path and…

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The Mental Block in Post-Injury Comebacks

Insights from leaders in sport psychology For athletes of all levels, suffering an injury can…

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The Link Between CTE, PCS and Athletes | What You Should Know

CTE and Athletes: What is the Link?How data should be interpreted no matter which stance…

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