Entries by drbell

An Attitude of Gratitude is a Myth

An Attitude of Gratitude is a Myth Viktor Frankl was a Holocaust survivor.  His immediate family died in the concentration camps, but he survived. He talks at length in the amazing book- Man’s Search for Meaning -about how he survived while others did not.   He concluded that we actually find meaning through our suffering. […]

It is what it is builds mental toughness

  It is what it is builds mental toughness  I yearn for the day that someone holds up the trophy with tears in their eyes and says “it is what it is!”  NO CHANCE. They’d be condemned. NO ONE says it is what it is when something good has happened! But, I’ve got a sick sense […]

Are We Testing OR Training Mental Toughness?

Are We Testing OR Training Mental Toughness?    On a run the other day, I passed two people and asked them for what race that they were training. She said a half-marathon, but hedged her statement with, “as soon as I can get through my speed work.” I gave her unsolicited advice and told her […]

The Human Taproot of Mental Toughness

The Human Taproot of Mental Toughness  The dandelion is an interesting flower. We spend billions of dollars every year to try and rid the dandelion, but it keeps coming back.  If flowers possessed Mental Toughness, the dandelion would top the list.  It is a very hardy plant.  It sprouts very quickly in most types of […]

My Top 5 Game Changer Albums

I took my daughter to a Rob Zombie concert because we workout together to his music. She took me to Taylor Swift; I took her to Rob Zombie. Music is an index fossil. You’ll see from this list of my favorite albums, my approximate age, likes, and a specific period of my life. Is it […]

You’re Ruining the Car Ride Home

(Video) Parents- You’re ruining the car ride home (sorry). It doesn’t build Mental Toughness to pile on kids after they’ve messed up. Here’s a better way because you’ll have better discussions and feedback.   Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: University […]

Music Does NOT Build Your Mental Health

Music Does NOT Build Your Mental Health Please put down your torch and pitchforks! Hear me out… I love music….In fact, I’m listening to music as I write this.  I couldn’t imagine NOT listening to music in a fitness class or with my trainers lifting weights and putting them back down again.  In fact, I […]