by Wella Hartig, Laura Cottam Sajbel (Goodreads Author)
Wella turned the tide on single-parent, welfare circumstances and rocketed her family to extraordinary success. Besides sharing her journey, she offers hard-earned parenting advice. Aaron and Hayley themselves (and some of their coaches) chime in with their experiences and perspectives on the value of competitive sports. In addition, Buoyant ties in current scientific research that links exercise to mental health.
This story is a clear lesson that we have the power to change our own lives.
by Jim Afremow
Even amongst the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn’t necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—it’s the mental game that matters most.
Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their game may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: they want to excel. In The Champion’s Mind , sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, now offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including:
• Tips and techniques based on high-performance psychology research, such as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble
• How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term
• Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped
The Champion’s Mind distills actionable advice into clear and concise steps for athletes looking to find confidence, concentration, and mental preparedness—the mental edge that sets champions apart. [close]
by Brian David Bruns (Goodreads Author)
The rollicking, true story of two men rekindling an old friendship after twenty years. Foolishly, they choose to reconnect over a hometown tradition that just happens to be the world’s biggest bike ride: RAGBRAI. 500 miles of biking during the hottest week of the year - humidity 100%, bugs 1000% - seemed like the ideal way to "get to know you" again. Their plans are waylaid by a last-minute addition: an outrageous, mysterious sailor named Cheek. His presence is not only intrusive, but utterly disastrous. [close]
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