How to solve the mental health crisis in young people, according to young people

If active sports are good for kids, why are so many of them dropping out, being selected out or sitting the bench because injury is keeping them out? That’s the issue I set out to address in my book, Fit2Finish: … Continue reading

Our Secret Weapon Against Stress: Rebooting the Brain

I am angry. Feeling hurt, let down, used, abused, dismissed. I am panicked. Do it now! I don’t care if you’re ready.  I am embarrassed. Everyone is looking at me. What if I mess up again? Everywhere we go in … Continue reading

How Exercise Makes us Smarter and Think Better

If I told you there was a new brain-enhancing drug and it’s free and available to everyone, would you take it? Actually, this drug has been around forever, we just didn’t know our brains were susceptible to it. We thought the … Continue reading

Brain Injury and Mental Health, A Time to Heal

What a national conversation we’re having, around an issue very close to home: illness of the mental variety. We’re afraid of it, because we can’t see it, can’t touch it, can’t manipulate it to see where it hurts like we … Continue reading

No Child Left Behind: Let’s Get Physical

A lot of political capital and many educational dollars have been invested in keeping our childrens’ minds up to speed. The solution may be fitter bodies.  Aerobic fitness is good for the body and the mind Two studies at the University of … Continue reading