The Neuroscience of Addiction and Recovery

Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. Just like asthma is a disease of the lungs, addiction is a disease of the brain. The experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse are very clear in their definition: “Addiction...

This is your brain on empathy.

Creating a meaningful and purposeful life is an essential ingredient of human wellbeing. But how do you discover who you are and why you’re here? Pick up any self-help book written in the past 50...

Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 3/26/18

Here's a little recommended strength and conditioning reading to kick off your week! My 5 Least Favorite Coaching Cues - As always, here's some great stuff from Mike Robertson. Sadly, I used to make all...

A conversation with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg on Creativity, Neuroscience, and Technological Innovation

___ Dear Elkhonon, a pleasure to have you with us. Let’s get out the gate by discussing how are new ideas born — for example, how exactly did you first think about writing your new...

When Pitching Goes Poorly: 5 Strategies for Righting the Ship

Pitchers can struggle for a number of different reasons, whether it's command, velocity, "stuff," or actual pain/soreness. Historically, when players run into these tough patches, they've been conditioned to look to their mechanics first...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

I LOVE spaghetti.  Growing up, I would get made fun of by my family for how much of it I would eat (seriously, two or three massive platefuls in one sitting). Not enough of a visual? How...

Consistency Is My Greatest Weapon

Ever since I wrote about turning 40 last year, my inbox seems to a magnet for questions about injury recovery and prevention. Apparently, much of the world assumes that once you hit 40, the...

Understanding Why “Less Is More” with Anti-Glycolytic Training

In the current culture of the fitness world, it seems that taking extended rest periods or working at an intensity level that is less than maximum is considered a waste of time. However, there...

7 principles of neuroscience every coach should know

Kandel’s Principles of Neuroscience Back in the mid 1990s when I was an undergrad, the core text of my neuroscience curriculum was ‘Principles of Neural Science’ by Eric Kandel, James Schwartz and Thomas Jessell. Eric...

Tips on stress reduction straight from an earthquake zone.

Remains of St Paul’s primary school & parish church Jan 2011 I’ve just returned to Sydney from a week visiting my Mum in my home town of Christchurch.  You may remember that it was devastated...

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