Karla Steingraber on Raising Achieving Children

How to Raise Achieving Children

Self-efficacy and self-actualization are terms that have begun popping up in self-help jargon of late. And today’s parents, much like their children, are often looking for shortcuts and quick tips on how to raise better, more accomplished, empathic and successful humans. We try to afford them every opportunity to become their best selves, whether it…

Tips for confidence to hit the big weights

In Good Form

When you exercise, do you typically avoid the free weights and head straight for the treadmill, elliptical or stair climber? Are you worried that you would expose that you’re a novice and don’t know what you’re doing? In my practice, working with both adults and children who are looking to enhance their moods or get…

DIY HOME GYM ON A BUDGET

DIY Home Gym on a Budget

Illinois has entered a new phase and gyms have re-opened. While some can’t wait to have a reason to get out of the house, you may be hesitant to rush back to the sweat mill. With everyone breathing heavily and not quite always wiping equipment down, how clean are gyms anyway? And with the economy…

IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

In Pursuit of Happiness

As a clinical psychologist I am often faced with a client whose goal is to “just be happy.” Similarly, as a mental game coach, aka sports psychologist, my clients come to me and many have lost confidence on the field or court and want to find it again.   It sounds simple, but the truth…