Comparison is the thief of joy, Dr Justin Ross Denver Psychologist

Comparison is the Enemy of Joy

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[…]

The Role of Commitment Devices in Behavior Change

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[…]

Dr Justin Ross, Sports Psychologist Denver

The Mental Side of Running: Sports Psychology for Running Podcast

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[…]

Mindfulness Denver, MindBodyHealth

Fall Mindfulness Group Denver

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[…]

Sports Psychology For Runners Podcast

I had a great time chatting sports psychology with Dimity and coach MK on a recent Train Like a Mother Podcast, specifically in establishing a workable mindset for success in running. We talk about a lot of different topics throughout this podcast, including setting up a proper psychological framework of commitment, connecting to goals, and Read more about Sports Psychology For Runners Podcast[…]

Dr. Michael Keller, Summit Primary Care Denver

Interview with Michael Keller, MD of Summit Primary Care Denver

I recently had a chance to sit down with my friend and colleague, Michael Keller, MD, to learn more about his new medical practice, Summit Primary Care in Denver. Dr. Keller is a well known and well respected physician in Denver, who provides excellent patient care. We have collaborated with Dr. Keller for the past Read more about Interview with Michael Keller, MD of Summit Primary Care Denver[…]

Integrative Health Denver Interview with Dr Justin Ross MindBodyHealth

Interview w/ Jennifer Leonard from Integrative Health Denver

        I recently had a chance to collaborate with Jennifer Leonard, co-owner of Integrative Health Denver, and learn more about her practice. Her vision of health and cultivating wellness aligns nicely with the MindBodyHealth model. Learn more about her practice: Tell Me More About Your Practice:  I am a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine Read more about Interview w/ Jennifer Leonard from Integrative Health Denver[…]

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The Top 5 Sports Psychology Tips for Runners

It’s that time of year again, when spring has sprung and runners are looking at their early season training and racing schedule. Some of you are in the middle of a training cycle and may have already raced. Others are dusting off the winter and preparing to embark on this seasons training. Sports psychology can Read more about The Top 5 Sports Psychology Tips for Runners[…]

Denver Health Psychology Cooking Class with Health Full Life MD

Nutrition Class w/ Health Full Life Md

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[…]

Sport Psychology Denver

The World is Flat…

Once upon a time (as common lore tells us) we humans held a belief that the world was flat. This mindset led to fear that if we were to venture too far, we’d simply fall off. The fear then perpetuated avoidance behaviors in an effort to keep us safe. But playing it safe had a downside, as this Read more about The World is Flat…[…]