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030: Balance, Sleep & Emotional Health Dr. Julie Amato
9th December 2016 • LIVETHEFUEL • Scott W. Mulvaney
00:00:00 00:39:40

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Balance, Sleep & Emotional Health

The mental game is the toughest of all. Your mindset is what ultimately holds everything together. You have to keep developing yourself to keep all the domains in your life balanced and your emotional health in tack. On this episode of LIVETHEFUEL, another co-host from, the team at joins us. They help develop the minds of young, aspiring athletes. Visualizing the end game is Dr. Julie Amato.

"The ones who decide to embrace changes are the ones that ultimately will succeed"

On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [spp-timestamp time="01:29"] Dr. Julie Amato is a sports psychologist. More broadly she is a clinical psychologist. Psychologist have PhD's and Psychiatrist have MD's.
  • [spp-timestamp time="02:03"] Both focused on the mind. Dealing with depression.
  • [spp-timestamp time="03:48"] You have to keep working on yourself and developing yourself. Don't leave all your eggs in one basket. Diversify. If you have good balance in your life, and one piece falls away there are other parts of your life that are fulfilling that gives you a little psychological sturdiness.
  • [spp-timestamp time="05:16"] Fuel your health, business and lifestyle. How do you manage adversity? Keeping all the domains in your life balanced. The college athletes Julie works with put their lives into three domains, Social, Academic, and Sport. They find it hard to balance the three.
  • [spp-timestamp time="08:51 "] The Phone Tree

Biohacking, Mind Mapping and Visualization

  • [spp-timestamp time="13:09"] Bio Hacking with Bulletproof Coffee Dave Asprey. Putting healthy fat sources in your coffee. 80% of your brain tissue is fat cells. How are we fueling these fat cells?
  • [spp-timestamp time="15:28"] The importance of sleep. Sleep is critical for muscle repair and growth recovery. Memory consolidation occurs whilst sleeping.
  • [spp-timestamp time="17:54"] Dr. Perlmutter, author of The Grain Brain is a researcher that studies brain health.
  • [spp-timestamp time="19:40"] Dr. Mah and the improvements in performance with more sleep.
  • [spp-timestamp time="21:47"] Develop a template or a mind map in your mind. You will gain more confidence if you create this template in your mind. It will feel like you have already done it. Get your mental reps in.
  • [spp-timestamp time="24:07"] Concussion. If you are injured, you should be visualizing and taking mental reps. This process will smooth your transition back to a full fitness performance.
  • [spp-timestamp time="25:58"] Utilizing the visualization process. People underestimate the emotional impact of injury.
  • [spp-timestamp time="28:46"] The ones who decide to embrace changes are the ones that ultimately will succeed. Are you going to choose to embrace it first and how are you going to adapt.
  • [spp-timestamp time="30:49"] Celebrating the wins
  • [spp-timestamp time="32:45"] Are you using the word failure or are you using it as an opportunity to improve
  • [spp-timestamp time="36:41"] Supporting Berkeley and schools in our local Lehigh Valley area
  • [spp-timestamp time="37:32"] Final Words

[spp-tweet tweet="Live with passion & purpose with @drjulieamato of @mindoftheathlete on"]

Dr. Julie Amato Mind of the Athlete Emotional Health

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Final Words

Living with passion and purpose. Take care of your emotional health. Be around people that fill you up. Stay away from the drama and the people who bring you down. If life throws something at you that you really feel you cannot handle or are not handling well, get some help. We all need to do that.

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