Psychological Impact of Injury, Dr Justin Ross, Sports Psychologist Denver

Dealing With Illness and Injury

Dealing with illness, disease or injury is both physically and psychologically demanding. For many, the psychological impact of illness or injury is profound, and yet, so often these psychological components go unrecognized or untreated. Nowhere do I see more of a psychological impact than with those who are living active, busy lives or are athletes[…]

Sports Psychology Expert Dr Justin Ross Managing Excitement at Boston Marathon

Managing Race Week Excitement/Anxiety – Boston Marathon Edition

IT’S BOSTON MARATHON WEEK! I can hardly believe that it’s upon us. A lot of people (including myself) have dedicated countless hours training, working extremely hard to earn the right to toe the line at the Boston Marathon. For many, this is a once in a lifetime achievement. Performing well at the Boston Marathon will require[…]

Mental Toughness and A Missing Cat

What I Learned About Mental Toughness From My Missing Cat

Preface: I never imagined I’d be writing a blog post about my cat. But here I am, and here we go. On Wednesday, February 22 our beloved  13-year-old cat, Aspen went missing. This was most unusual for several reasons. First, she’s an indoor cat only who’s spent maybe a total of 3 hours of her[…]