March Madness brings back so many great memories: Tyus Edney’s heroics; Juan Dixon and Steve Blake celebrating with their families at the Atlanta hotel after the championship game; Michael Jordan hitting the wing jump shot against Georgetown.
The Houston Rockets drafted Royce White with the sixteenth pick in the 2012-2013 NBA season. I’ve watched Royce play a few times and consider him a player with immense potential. Royce has been troubled by a General Anxiety Disorder that includes a fear of flying and heights. I have compassion for Royce and what he must face each day. An anxiety disorder can truly burden one’s life, but with proper care and patience, its effect can be minimized. I have admired Royce’s game from afar and hope he can one day showcase his amazing talents over a full season. Royce has brought national attention to General Anxiety Disorder and his willingness to confront and address the issue has inspired me to better understand these fears and how clinicians help patients cope and overcome.
The public and players I work with often ask me about the merits of the Paleo Diet. I’m not an expert on nutrition but I have spent some time researching the issue. I’ve read some interesting material written by well-known nutritionists on the topic so I wanted to offer you this short overview to help you make an informed decision.
I wonder why some college coaches guilty of recruiting violation get second chances. I certainly understand there are immense pressures to win and these transgressions are often a consequence of these pressures. We are human so we will make mistakes and people deserve a second, even a third chance. But if I held the position of Athletic Director for a major Division 1 University, I don’t know if I would I even entertain the conversation. I would ask myself: how important is winning?; what message will this send to my students?; and why not give other quality coaches who have shown a strong moral center an opportunity?