Two Ways to Repair Our Bruised Ego After Disappointing Setbacks

Two Ways to Repair Our Bruised Ego After Disappointing Setbacks

It can be a real boost to our self-esteem when we get 1st chair in youth orchestra, are accepted...

Can’t Stop Worrying About Your Upcoming Performance? Here Are 4 Reasons Why - and 4 Ways to Stop.

Can’t Stop Worrying About An Upcoming Performance? Here Are 4 Reasons Why – and 4 Ways to Stop.

Will that check clear in time to pay my Verizon bill? Will this plane get me to my destination...

Why mapping out your day and creating specific goals could be counterproductive

Why Planning Out Your Day in Too Much Detail Could Be Counterproductive

I don’t know if any of my teachers ever said this out loud, or if it was just something I...

Mindful learning (and the day my wife nearly failed her driving test)

Mindful Learning (and the Day My Wife Nearly Failed Her Driving Test)

Whether we are learning how to hold a tennis racket and hit a topspin forehand, or how to position...

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A Research-Based “Hack” That Could Improve Your Mental Practice (and Build Confidence Too)

Fish and chips may be one of the greasiest, artery-cloggingest meals ever devised, but one day, my...

Pre-Performance Routines: How Consistent Do They Need to Be?

Pre-Performance Routines: How Consistent Do They Need to Be?

An Olympic gold medal. Dozens of tournament titles. 14 Grand Slam titles (one of only two male...

Gaze Control: A Way to Keep Anxiety From Spiraling Out of Control at Auditions

Gaze Control: A Way to Keep Anxiety From Spiraling Out of Control at Auditions

It’s been decades since that day I stood in front of a panel of faculty at Curtis for my college...

Why Visualization Ought to Include More than What We See with Our Eyes

Why Visualization Ought to Include More than What We See with Our Eyes

We often hear about athletes’ use of mental imagery techniques in preparation for competition...

10 best articles of 2016

10 Best Articles of 2016

For some reason, even as a little kid, the end of December always felt like a time to look back and...