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Mike Robbins

Be Careful of Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What we often fail to see is that it is easy to second guess someone else (or ourselves) when failure happens. For example, if Russell Wilson had completed that pass, many people would have thought Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator were geniuses.

Culture and Chemistry Matter

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

Even if you didn't and you don't know or care that much about baseball or sports, there are a number of things that made this World Series remarkable and also some important things we can learn from it that go way beyond baseball and sports in general.

Think Big

Mike Robbins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've had a number of experiences in the past few months which have both inspired me and challenged me to think big (and also to look at the ways in which I don't).

Are You Addicted to Your Device?

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This past weekend, while we were away for the 4th of July holiday, I had a profound realization of how addicted I've become to my iPhone. While I love...

If You're Trying To Prove It, You Don't Believe It

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

My counselor Eleanor recently said to me, "Mike, if you're trying to prove something, it means you don't actually believe it yet." Her words hit me right between the eyes, as they often do.

Remember How Precious Life Is

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

I was deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn.  Tony was a star for the San Diego Padres in the 19...

Swing Hard (Just in Case You Hit It)

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In July of 1992, the summer between my senior year in high school and my freshman year at Stanford, I got invited to play in the U.S. Junior Nationa...

Testing is Not Trusting

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In a session I had with my counselor Eleanor last week she said to me, "Testing is not trusting." I realized in talking to her that much of what I've ...

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.

Injured Baseball Player: Losing My Career Was 'One Of The Greatest Things That Happened To Me'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mike Robbins was a baseball star. After turning down a draft option from the New York Yankees right out of high school, he attended Stanford, pitched ...

Watch More Sunsets

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

A few weeks ago I led a weekend workshop at Esalen. It was wonderful! On Saturday evening after our dinner break, one of the workshop participants sug...

You Are Enough

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In this week's video blog, I explore three questions and how we can let go of our thoughts and feelings of not getting enough, being good enough, or doing enough... ultimately remembering that we are enough just as we are right now!

Appreciate Your Age

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Mike Robbins

Because of my 40th birthday, I've been thinking a lot about this milestone and also reflecting on age in general.  40 seems like a pretty big and important number, although it doesn't feel how I thought it would feel.

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

Are You Living on Purpose?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Living our Purpose and living on purpose are not easy, and in many cases not even authentically encouraged by those around us.

On Letting Go: 'Nothing Changes Until You Do'

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As the saying goes, "The roots create the fruits." This means that it's our job to focus on our own growth, development, and internal transformation -- and in so doing, we put ourselves in the best possible position to create the kind of change we truly want.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

Creature Of Habit? How To Better Embrace Change

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

How do you feel about change?  If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about it.  While it often depends on our perception of the type of change -- big or small, good or bad, needed or unnecessary, easy or hard, etc. - most of us seek and fear change simultaneously.

Stop 'Should-ing' On Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we stop "should-ing" on ourselves, we're less motivated by guilt, fear, and shame and can choose to be inspired by authentic desire, commitment, and freedom.

Be True To Yourself (And Not Self-Absorbed)

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Honoring our feelings isn't about being self-absorbed or arrogant -- it's really about being true to ourselves, honest about how we feel, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people. So why can it be so challenging for us to honor our own feelings? 

Just Because You're You

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

At the deepest level, we're valuable as human beings just because we're us -- not because of what we do, how we look, what people think of us, or what we produce or accomplish.

Are You Addicted To Struggle?

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While working hard, overcoming challenges and adversity, and being passionately committed to important and complex things in our lives aren't inherently bad, resisting ease and being attached to struggle causes me and so many of us a great deal of stress, worry, and pain.

It's OK To Disappoint People

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Disappointment, as uncomfortable and even painful as it can be for me and many of us, is essential and important on our journey of growth, self-discovery, authenticity and fulfillment.

Mom Gives Birth On Highway

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 03.16.2012 | Parents

Fifth time mom Alayna Robbins and husband Mike wanted it to be just the two of them in the delivery room welcoming their newest baby. But, they wanted...

It's Okay For Things To Go Well

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

How do you feel when things go well for you? If you're anything like me, you may have some mixed feelings about it, as odd as that seems. While I do love it when things go well and when I'm feeling good, I also notice that sometimes it poses certain challenges for me as well.