3 Keys to Support Mental Health in the Weightroom

By Jim Davis, EdM, MA, RSCC*D The weight room can be one of the most powerful learning environments in all of athletics. For 9 months each year (an offseason), dedicated educators create cultures within a “classroom” full of novelty, goal-directed behavior, hard work and fun. Time after time, young people report learning valuable lessons in…

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Self-Care Practices for Educators

By Diane Harrison Feeling your best can be a challenge. Many educators find themselves with a tight schedule and shifting responsibilities that leave little room for self-care, but fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to boost your overall well-being. You’ll find some great tips at Team Embrace, which promotes a positive conversation…

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Lane Johnson’s words on anxiety and depression are the viral clip the NFL truly needs

This article originally appeared in Yahoo! Sports and was written by columnist Shalise Manza Young When a human being is 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, they are generally portrayed as invincible.  When a human being is 6-foot-6, 325 pounds and a three-time Pro Bowl honoree offensive lineman whose stock in trade is shedding oncoming and (sometimes equally…

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Diaper Need at the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

The Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago has been serving communities in Chicago for more than 100 years. In 1908, the organization was founded in response to high rates of infant mortality in the Chicagoland area. It began as a “milk station,” where babies could be weighed and served clean, fresh, pasteurized milk. Since…

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Training with a Body-Positive Perspective

In this article, we want to make sure your health and fitness goals are achieved in a healthy manner and discuss what sometimes happens when trying to achieve a certain look. It is important to feel great about our bodies no matter how they look because they are able to do impressive things. 

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Book Review: “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man”

Acho ends the book by saying, “Ending racism is not a finish line that we will cross. It’s a road we’ll travel”. For those of us who want all of our fellow Americans to finally enjoy the fruits of freedom and justice, “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” is the perfect guide to start that journey.  

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Coaching for Mental Health During Lockdown

These are tough times. Without school and sports, the increase in sedentariness and decrease in peer connection has created a problematic psychological cocktail. A member of our neighboring community recently lost his life to suicide. To suggest that any one thing led to his tragic passing would be an insult to the complexity of this…

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How to Talk with Student-Athletes About the Attack on the Capitol

with Gabriel Villarreal, LPC Parents, teachers, coaches, and leaders of all kind should be prepared to discuss the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. If you are actively shaping the future of this country through its children, then you cannot shy away. As we, the adults, try to make sense of what happened in…

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