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Sport Mindfulness: Change Your Brain for Peak Performance

| June 8th, 2019

Blog coming soon… “Neuroscientists have also shown that practicing mindfulness affects brain areas related to perception, body awareness, pain tolerance, emotion regulation, introspection, complex thinking, and sense of self.” —Congleton, Hölzel, Lazar, Harvard In today’s world of technology it has become a skill and a discipline to be present. Mindfulness is a practice that can […]

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The Playground: Perform Maximally With Nature.

| June 8th, 2019

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson’s wisdom in a world of quick results and immediate gratification are worth revisiting. Here are three ways to learn from nature and practice the mastery of patience. 1. Destress 2. Center 3. Relax

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A Whisper and a Shout: Free-Will of Performance

| June 7th, 2019

When a whisper spirals to a shout… Listen. When a shout acquiesces to a whisper… Listen. When a whisper and shout are one. Feel. Play. Create. Free-will.

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Tour De You: Cycling and Performance

| June 5th, 2019

“Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym.” — Bill Nye June 3, 2019 was World Bicycle Day! Thank you for riding along with me on this Tour de You. We appreciate you for coming along […]

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Human Performance: The Wellness of the Whole Athlete. By Dr. K.C. Wilder

| June 3rd, 2019

For the wellness of the whole athlete, mental skills can be learned and practiced with consistency for maximal wellness. We all perceive situations differently. For one person, being in a high-pressure, chaotic sports environment can be energizing. For another person, the same situation can cause extreme anxiety. Let’s use the abstract picture below to illustrate […]

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Mental Training for Perfectionistic Youth Athletes: Performance Tips. By Dr. K.C. Wilder

| May 30th, 2019

Mental Training for Perfectionistic Youth Athletes: Performance Tips to PLAY Well Perfectionistic youth athletes have a lot on their minds when they prepare for an athletic contest. Academics, family, and friendships are major concerns at an age when they feel the need to be consistently progressing in their sport. As perfectionists, they carry the burden […]

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Be Well to Perform With Excellence and Achieve Your Goals. By Dr. K.C. Wilder

| May 28th, 2019

“The point of a story is to cultivate, if not wisdom in the conduct of life, then at least in the instruction in living.”-L. Cochran Elite athletes often come to work with me to win a National Championship, Gold Medal, or to get into a D-1 school. These are all outcome goals. Outcome goals that […]

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Mental Training for Peak Performance: Self-Confidence. By Dr. K.C. Wilder

| May 23rd, 2019

Youth athletes can mentally train for peak performance by being proactive with their self-confidence. What is self-confidence? Self-confidence is how strongly you believe in your ability to execute a task or skill. Without a high level of self-confidence it is difficult to perform at your very best. While self-confidence builds automatically with experience and success, […]

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Youth Sports and The Magic in Performance

| April 22nd, 2019

Working Title for a Children’s Baseball Book: ‘Ole Sharky: There IS Magic in Baseball By Tom Wilder Craig, Jack Wilder Craig and Dr. K.C. Wilder Illustrations are currently being done. We will keep you posted here with updates! I won’t lie. I’ve never really believed in magic. But the truth is, baseball showed me that […]

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Elite Performance and the Psychology of Excellence. By Dr. K.C. Wilder

| April 22nd, 2019

Tiger Woods 2019 Master’s win exemplified a successful World-class performance. What exactly IS the psychology of excellence and what patterns are consistently observed? ASPECT magazine interviewed Dr. Kathryn C. Wilder, Ph.D., Elite Mental Edge, Human Performance Consultant. Here is an excerpt from that article that was first published in April 2003. The ideas on the […]

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