“Let’s Talk” – How to Keep a Healthy Mind

Here’s a pro tip: some of the best people to talk to about your troubles are ones who don’t know you or anybody around you at all. When I stopped drinking five years ago, I started to go to a weekly meeting called SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training). Every Saturday morning, 8:30am for an hour … More “Let’s Talk” – How to Keep a Healthy Mind

Banning tackling from youth rugby. In response to Ross Tucker’s article, ‘Injury risk and a tackle ban in youth Rugby Union: reviewing the evidence and searching for targeted, effective interventions. A critical review (Tucker, Raftery & Vergagen, 2016)’, Ger made the following criticism. Having nothing better to do on the plane to Dublin, I read … More

Playing through pain? Don’t. You’re a bad teammate. 

A friend posted a story about her 8-year old child’s first day back at soccer practice after recovering from a concussion. A boy asked her where she had been, and she explained that she couldn’t play because she was hurt. The boy showed her a scrape he had on his arm and told her , … More Playing through pain? Don’t. You’re a bad teammate.