Comparison is the thief of joy. ~Theodore Roosevelt (one of my favorite quotes) A prevailing concern in many clients who come to my office is an unhealthy level of comparison. Unfortunately, comparison is a deeply ingrained human tendency experienced by all of us in different intensities and with different targets. Look at the prevalence of such Read more about Comparison is the Enemy of Joy[…]
At any given moment, a significant percentage of the population is working to change some form of behavior, often targeting health; with New Year’s resolutions, weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress reduction toping the list. When it comes to identifying positive behaviors, we mostly understand the general guidelines: get adequate levels of movement, stop eating junk food, Read more about The Role of Commitment Devices in Behavior Change[…]
This past week Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner, and her dear friend Molly Williams and I sat down to chat more on the mental side of running. We had a engaging conversation that included using appropriate mindset skills for optimal performance. We discussed how cognitive framework is important when approaching a training plan. Other topics Read more about The Mental Side of Running: Sports Psychology for Running Podcast[…]
We are excited to announce the beginning of our next Mindfulness group, which will begin Thursday September 15 at 4pm. The group will be held each Thursday afternoon for 6 consecutive weeks. Groups will be 60 minutes in duration. The mindfulness group will consist largely of in session led exercises to learn the basics of adopting Read more about Fall Mindfulness Group Denver[…]
On Friday March 11, Dr. Ross will be presenting Mindfulness and Mindful Eating with Abby Bleistein, MD from Health Full Life MD. The class will take place at the Natural Grocers in Golden. Following a 45 minute presentation on mindfulness for life-long wellness, the class will then shift gears and feature hands on instruction in Read more about Nutrition Class w/ Health Full Life Md[…]
Happy New Year! ‘Tis the season for making resolutions, and over the next few hours, days and weeks, a lot of us will be making resolutions (and hoping to stick to them) to improve our lives in some capacity. This post, helping you address your New Year’s Resolution in a meaningful way, is as ubiquitous Read more about Changing Keystone Habits[…]
Mindfulness is a core life skill. Limitless opportunities seem to arise when one actively participates in an evolving practice of intentional attention to the present moment. We can realistically seek a more quiet mind. We can better manage stress, anxiety and physical pain. We can visualize functioning at our best. We can work from strengths Read more about October Mindfulness Classes in Denver[…]
More details about the February 2015 mindfulness group at MIndBodyHealth, led by health psychologists William Clancy and Justin Ross.
Mindfulness Group Denver, March 2015 Every Wednesday in March: March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 530 pm. Mindfulness Group Denver, January 2015 MindBodyHealth will be offering a 4 week mindfulness group in January, beginning Wednesday January 14 at 530pm. Groups will be held each Wednesday for 4 consecutive weeks (Group Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 and Read more about Mindfulness Group Denver[…]
My current rejection of football is simply as a fan or consumer, not as an athlete. It is through a different lens than I looked through as a teenager. Now I’m looking at it as a psychologist and as a father. It’s time for me to, once and for all, break up with American football. Read more.