Dr. Tiana Woolridge: Substance Use Disorder Is a Mental Illness

Dr. Tiana Woolridge: Substance Use Disorder Is a Mental Illness

Join us on the Athlete Mindset podcast as Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with a resident physician in the UC San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Pediatrics and a Founder of Embrace the Mind, Dr. Tiana Woolridge. Tiana’s father, a former professional NBA player Orlando Woolridge, was diagnosed with a substance use disorder, which could have … Read more

Developing Mental Skills | Elev8 Podcast

Developing Mental Skills | Elev8 Podcast

The Athlete Mindset podcast presents a conversation with the Elev8 Podcast host, Tyler Johnson. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW is interviewed by Tyler Johnson — they discuss mental health, therapy in sports, developing mental skills, and positive self-talk. (a quick ask: a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify goes a long way!) … Read more

Thankfulness = Success with Pro Soccer Player, Luca Deza

Luca Deza

The Athlete Mindset podcast presents a conversation with a professional female soccer player, Luca Deza. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW and Luca Deza discuss gratefulness/thankfulness, Luca’s journey to pro female soccer career, her company/agency – Divine Time, and things you can do to improve your health (physically, mentally and spiritually). Conversation list: … Read more

The Life of a Collegiate Wrestler with CSUB Student-Athlete, Albert Urias

The Life of a Collegiate Wrestler with CSUB Student-Athlete, Albert Urias

The Athlete Mindset podcast presents a conversation with student-athlete, Albert Urias. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW and Albert Urias discuss “controlling your controllables”, the life of a wrestler in college, and mindset. Conversation list: CSUB Wrestler, Bachelor’s Degree Mindset is crucial, and mental health is a huge component in sports and in … Read more

Women’s Coaching Alliance with WCA Founder, Pam Baker

Women's Coaching Alliance with WCA Founder, Pam Baker

The Women’s Coaching Alliance mission is to grow the number of women coaching youth sports. The Founder of the Women’s Coaching Alliance, Pam Baker, chats with Lisa Bonta Sumii in this Athlete Mindset episode. The Women’s Coaching Alliance beginnings: Doug Friedman, who was a Burlingame resident and long-time coach for his daughters, passed away in … Read more

SE+ Perspective | Your Sporting Career Is Over: What Now?

SE+ Perspective | Your Sporting Career Is Over: What Now?

It is September after your senior year. You graduated a few months earlier, started a job, and moved to a new city. You have settled into your new life, but one thing is missing: a new athletic season. Getting suited up to step out on the field or court, or dive into the pool is … Read more

SE Perspective | 5 Misconceptions About College Athletic Scholarships

Misconceptions About College Athletic Scholarships | SE

A lot of misinformation is spread about college athletics, particularly surrounding scholarships. For an athlete interested in playing a sport at the collegiate level, it is essential to understand every aspect of athletic scholarships before beginning conversations with coaches. That way, you know what to expect once you get into the process. Here are five … Read more