Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a good technique for easing anxiety.  It relaxes the mind and body by progressively tensing and relaxing muscle groups throughout the entire body.  This helps to release muscle tension and fosters mindfulness. How do you do … Continue reading

Eating Disorders

I was 14 years old when I first thought I was “fat” and started to restrict my eating.  Throughout the years, I starved myself, made myself vomit, and over-exercised.  Unfortunately, my experience is not uncommon. 10% of college women suffer … Continue reading

Dear Teenage Self

Dear Teenage Self, It saddens me to see how you hurt yourself.  There are no good reasons for you to do this.  I wish that you would take care of yourself.  Be better to yourself. Eat You think that you … Continue reading

Demystifying Depression

Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 6.7% (more than 16 million) of American adults.  Approximately 20 percent of teens experience depression, and between 10 to 15 percent suffer from symptoms at any one time. Depression is more than feeling … Continue reading

About Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life.  You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. However, anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear.  For a … Continue reading

Managing Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away.  Everyone grieves differently, and there is no time frame for the grieving process. Some emotions people grieving may experience … Continue reading

Understanding Drugs

What do you know about drugs? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Different drugs do different things, but they all affect the brain. Repeated drug and alcohol use can reset the brain’s pleasure meter, so that without the drug, you feel … Continue reading

Walk for Health

Summit Performance Consulting LLC is proud to support Stand UP Foundation!  Join us at Harbourside on Friday, March 3 at 7:00 PM for our Neon Nights Walk.  Register here. This is a walk to promote awareness and prevention related to … Continue reading

Sticking to Your Resolution

Have you made a new year’s resolution? ‘Want to stick to it this year? Use proven techniques to make sure that you meet your goals this year. “The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing … Continue reading

Setting SMART Goals

In sport psychology, we talk about making goals SMART.  The acronym SMART helps you define your goal more clearly. A SMART goal is: S – Specific Your goal clearly tells what action you will take. M – Measurable You will will be able … Continue reading

Healthy Holidays

Many people struggle to keep up with exercise and eat healthy foods during the holiday season.  Holiday parties and vacations can disrupt your normal workout schedule and tempt you with sweets.  Here are some tips for keeping on track during … Continue reading