Posts in category "sport psychology"

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse
There is another statistic and example of domestic violence. Honestly, I was not planning on writing about the whole Ray Rice and domestic violence.  I have talked about domestic violance before in the past and felt like I was going to repeat myself. That’s until I saw this from another friend’s feed and I quickly... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: What You Missed From Day 3

Sochi Olympics: What You Missed From Day 3
The athletes have survived day 2 of the competition and the first weekend in Sochi. We are starting out with day 3 of the competition. There has been very positive moments and some really bad moments that took place. Just be very thankful you are not Johnny Quinn, who is not having much luck with... Read more »

Sochi Olympics: The IOC and Russia's Anti-LGBT Policy

Sochi Olympics: The IOC and Russia's Anti-LGBT Policy
Welcome to Day 2 of the Olympics in Sochi. The competition during the games has been in full swing. In this post, I am not going to talk about the competition as much. Instead of, I have decided to tackle the issue regarding Russia’s anti-LGBT policy and how it affects the Winter Olympics in Sochi.... Read more »
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Sochi Olympics: A Disaster Before It Starts

Sochi Olympics: A Disaster Before It Starts
Yes, my headline to this article regarding the Winter Olympics in Sochi may appear to be a bit harsh, but it is the f***ing honest truth. I am not afraid to come out and say it out in the open.  It definitely needs to be heard.t Come on, people!  Let’s be real!   Take off... Read more »

Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?

Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?
When I woke up late this morning,  I found out through the powers of Facebook that the Chicago Marathon made a HUGE changes in their registration process for this year’s marathon. It is such a new changes that it has caught everyone off from surprise. It also could potentially be a huge negative PR move... Read more »

Bullying in the NFL: Should have the Miami Dolphins acted sooner

Bullying in the NFL: Should have the Miami Dolphins acted sooner
After writing my previous article on bullying, I thought I was going to be through writing about the subject of writing of bullying. I was wrong! Bullying is definitely a subject that hits both young and old.  Unfortunately, in this case, the bullying involves two players in the NFL – one being the victim and... Read more »
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Tragedy Strikes Again Within the NFL

Tragedy Strikes Again Within the NFL
It is now another Saturday. It is just not any Saturday. It is another weekend of tragedy within the NFL. Unfortunately, it has hit another team – the Dallas Cowboys.  Just last weekend and during the past week, the Kansas City Chiefs spent time grieving over the loss of a teammate, Jovan Belcher. The Cowboys... Read more »

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective
This is an article that I did not plan to write about. It was a topic that completely fell in my lap on Saturday morning. I woke up, opened up my iPhone, and saw the headline involving the murder-suicide in Kansas City involving Jovan Belcher. My first reaction was in shock followed by sadness. I... Read more »

Countdown to Chicago Marathon: Chicago Marathon Weekend

Meeting Desi
This whole weekend for the marathon was exciting, but completely exhausting…and I didn’t run the race. Go figure! Saturday was the day that I partook in the Expo experience. It is the best part of the weekend. I literately call it a “Runner’s Christmas”. There’s opportunity to try new foods, gels, and drinks. The best... Read more »
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(Body) Image is Everything

(Body) Image is Everything
What do Lady Gaga, Princess Diana, Katie Couric, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Katy Perry have in common? They have all either dealt with body image issues or being scrutinized by the media for their body image. It is a very public battle for them especially because they are constantly in the spotlight.... Read more »
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