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How it feels for professional athletes when they are criticised by amateurs

By James Willstrop — 2015

Why do people who have no experience of top-level sport feel compelled to advise professional athletes? If you have a smart idea that could improve their game, it’s probably not something they haven’t already considered themselves.

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Big-Time Athletes Who Got Cut from Teams

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Recruiting Column: How to deal with rejection in the college recruiting process

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Now that college athletes are getting paid, they will get more criticism

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What Loneliness Does to the Human Body

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An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

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Bruce Lee’s Philosophy on Life: 6 Simple, Transformative Words.

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” ~ Bruce Lee The premise of his philosophy was efficiency—complete and utter efficiency of the soul.

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Misophonia Complicates Relationships in Complex Ways

Understanding how and why can help people cope with the disorder.

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ADHD and Relationships

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Retirement and the Return to Wonder

When I retired from clinical practice several years ago, I let go into the unknown. I felt tentative, uncertain, yet knowing intuitively that I needed to heed the call.

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