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Mikaela Shiffrin

An Olympic Champion's Holiday Gift #3: Risk

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.04.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

My first two articles in this three-part series on the gifts that the Olympic and World skiing champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, has given to athletes for t...

An Olympic Champion's Holiday Gift #2: Fight

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last article, I explored the first of three holiday gifts that the Olympic and World Champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, gave to young athletes for the ...

An Olympic Champion's 3 Holiday Gifts: #1 -- Disappointment

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.11.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Accepting this different perspective on your disappointment--"I know it feels bad right now, but how can it fuel me?"--gives you the power to minimize the harm that your disappointment does to you in the future.

The Burden of Expectation: Another Lesson from an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The bottom line is that, unless you do something to change your perspective on expectations or to help you let go of those expectations, you have very little chance of doing your best and getting the results you want.

Search Optimization Lessons From Sochi Olympics

Julio Fernandez | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Julio Fernandez

After the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, I wrote for The Huffington Post Five Tips for Athletes and Brands to Improve Their Online Profiles. With...

Why Is Matt Lauer Being So Creepy?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.20.2014 | Comedy

Matt Lauer has been accused of turning into a hipster, but as Conan O'Brien pointed out on his show last night, he's also turning into a creepster. Ca...

We Are Olympians

Chris Waddell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Chris Waddell

When they win, we win. When they struggle, we struggle. From the comfort of our homes, we get to see the best of being human. They remind us of who we are and who we hope to be. For a moment, we get to share their journey and their victory.

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

Jordan Schultz

Mikaela Shiffrin, The Prodigious Teenage Ski Racer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.16.2013 | Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin shreds a mountain on skis in a way that makes it hard to believe she is still just 18 years old. In March, Shiffrin became the first ...