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How to stop min-maxing and be happy with ‘enough’

I used to be terrible at playing video games. But not in the way you might be thinking. When I played video games, I often felt that I needed to maximize myself before I can begin to have fun. For example, Pokémon HeartGold came with an accessory called a Pokéwalker, a pedometer that granted experience points for your Pokémon and …

Sign at a zoo advising guests not to use flash photography as the baboon has photosensitive epilepsy

Flashy Stuff Is Not For Everyone: The Science Of PSE (Photosensitive Epilepsy)

I would wager that if you are here on Coaching for Geeks, you probably dabble in gaming. Yet for some of our incredible community this can come with some dangers, so today we are going to take a bit of a dive into photosensitive epilepsy (PSE). The histories, causes, triggers, management of PSE, and of course, try to look at …

The WHO Classifies A Gaming Disorder. Here’s What That Means.

  Gaming Addiction: What’s The Problem?   Robert House, the Coaching for Geeks health correspondent, talks about the evidence behind the WHO’s recent classification of a Gaming Disorder. Today I want to talk to you about the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying gaming as a disorder. I wanted to let the heat die off a little and start a conversation …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …

Gymtimidation – Podcast 50

Don’t fear the gym! Everyone’s there striving to be better and we’re all at different parts of the journey. In this week’s episode of the Coaching for Geeks show, Coach Austin tackles gymtimidation in his inimitable Hyper Strength style!     It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, TuneIn Radio, Overcast, and plenty more besides.   Check out more episodes of the Coaching for Geeks show. …

Snitches get Stitches – Catching up with the Quidditch Premier League

Quidditch! Turns out it’s quite an aggressive and inclusive team sport. 2017 saw the launch of the Quidditch Premier League. I first met with the director, Jack Lennard, plus some of the key players for our podcast last year. I caught up with Jack to find out what’s been going on in the world of Quidditch, and do snitches, in …

Roll For A Plan

Roll For A Plan Role playing games like D&D give us the opportunity to come up with a plan and then see what happens when it is implemented. But what about the factors (such as dice rolls) That you can’t control? I’m on a pretty strict diet and it has a number of calories. This is my battle plan. It …

Nicole Arbour, YOU want to talk depression?

YOU want to talk about depression? OKAY….we’ll ‘TALK’…   Recently internet cheerleading YouTuber, Nicole Arbour posted a viral video about depression being ‘all in your head, oh no I’m holding you accountable for your own feelings’. (https://www.facebook.com/NicoleArbourfans/videos/10157110935707907/?hc_ref=ARTnkEL78VXO1IlTJVUrzOeg-in3yo2Tn-1VuFRO3KskJVy_I1qK-Y5s666j_V5GHzU) . …well, let’s have a look at that shall we?   1) Depression, in common societal reference, is not scaled Do we say …

Episode 34 ofteh Coaching for Geeks show featuring Sam Pogue stretching in front of a lake

Sam Pogue, Onnit Warrior

Onett Town? Coach Austin calls upon one of the highest ranked coaches in the fitness Industry, Sam Pogue, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Onnit & founder of the Fitness Breakroom Podcast to share his XP points with the Coaching for Geeks tribe.  Fitness Breakroom Launches December 4th 2017 http://www.fitnessbreakroom.com/ About Sam Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online …