Being Clutch

August 23rd, 2013

Clutch is a term often used in sports. New York Yankees’ pitcher, Mariano Rivera, has allowed only 11 earned runs over the course of over 140 playoff innings. In the process, he has won five World Series championships. Mariano Rivera is considered clutch. NFL quarterback Tom Brady is also considered clutch, despite recent statistics that suggest trouble coming through in high pressure situations. For example, Brady has only a .500 record during his last five seasons of postseason play. Tiger Woods was considered clutch at


Performing at your best: Part 1

August 12th, 2013

Whether you are giving a presentation at work or standing over a five-foot putt to win a friendly round of golf on Sunday afternoon, you want to perform at your best. We all do. Performing well when it matters reinforces good thoughts and feelings you have about yourself. It also helps you to feel more confident when a similar situation presents itself in the future. Most of us know someone who always seems to show up when the stakes are high. Someone who aces the


How Psychology Helps

July 31st, 2013

Welcome to my first blog post…Thank you for reading. This blog will explore mental health, relationships, and sport from a psychological perspective. I recently learned that forty-nine percent of people suffering from anxiety or depression do not seek treatment  (Canadian Mental Health Association). Forty-nine percent is a staggeringly high figure. Why don’t more people get help when they are suffering from a mental illness? One explanation is that the mental illness itself is a barrier. For example, some people may be too depressed to take action or

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One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.


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