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Competitive Psychology: Tips for Sports Performance


Many seek the competitive edge.  In athletics preparation and mindset makes or breaks many athletes.  The most successful prepare the mind as well as the body for the competition ahead.  In my earlier years as a collegiate sprinter I recognized several factors that differentiated the average from the stellar performers.

The following tips hold true from the track to the pitch to the court and anywhere else competition exists. [click to continue…]


Workplace Conflict: Hazards of Stress


Podcast #5 seeks to explore workplace conflict.  As many of you can attest, workplace conflict leads to numerous stress related problems.

Workplace conflict and associated stress is common and a huge trigger for health problems I treat everyday.

As you listen to this important exploration of workplace conflict and stress, I hope you’ll follow links below.  I’m linking key references to help you explore what you can do about workplace conflict /stress!

PODCAST # 5 Workplace conflict: Hazards of Stress (11 min)


Show Notes:

1.  How prevalent is workplace conflict

2.  Workplace conflict and it’s effect on work and the individual

3.  Unhealthly protracted workplace conflict = stress

4.  Stress = Disease


Links mentioned and resources:


Workplace Conflict Report July 2008

What is Stress?

Tribal Tips for Stress Reduction




How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health



I routinely ask my patients successfully entering their 8th and 9th decades of life one important question.

What is your secret to longevity and living well?

Universally the first answer is “Staying Busy.” Most of these individuals explain further their lifelong habit of physical activity, continued learning, and constant social engagement. Hence staying engaged and maintaining life-time habits of physical activity rank high if you want to “Go the Distance” in life.

One theme also underlines each of these type habits–Positive thinking.

It got me wondering, how much of our health depends on the decision to simply maintain a positive attitude?

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Food For Thought

God, give us men!

GOD, give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
Josiah Gilbert Holland

Tribal Feedback (Podcast #4)


Ok…took me a bit to get organized with this process but I think the format works.  I hope you enjoy the answers to YOUR questions.  Feel free to comment back, make suggestions or offer up more questions for future episodes

DOWNLOAD HERE (Approx 10 min)

Tribal Feedback Podcast Topics:

  1. Does taking lipase as a digestive aid improve fat burning?
  2. I have arthritis and torn meniscus, can I still perform weight bearing exercise?
  3. Do inhaler steroids affect blood sugar in diabetics?



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