Minding-What-Matters is a blog about what it takes to achieve, be successful (in the areas of your life that matter to you), and enjoy the process along the way.  My name is Sharleen Hoar, I have a Ph.D. in sport & exercise psychology, and I am Minding-What-Matter’s author.


I am fascinated by human achievement.  Olympic athletes are, simply, ordinary people (they too have to put their pants on, one leg at a time) who have learned to move their body and push their spirits in extraordinary ways.  The same story is true for anyone who has risen to the top of his or her field. To a great extent, our capacity to become extraordinary is learning and doing what matters most. For each of us, this is a process known as  “Becoming My Best Self”.

This blog shares stories and ideas about how the mind (it’s thoughts, beliefs, and/or feelings) directly affects the actions you take towards achieving what matters most to you. You will take away from it what makes sense to you, and will leave the rest for another day.  I hope that you will try out some of the mental exercises that help us thrive. (Remember…conventional wisdom suggests that it requires 21 days of consecutive repetition to form a habit with a new behavior).  I also hope that you will share your journey with me by leaving comments from time to time.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.  (Mahatma Gandhi)



1 Response to About

  1. Hey Sharleen,
    I love your blog. Keep it up! Thanks for encouraging me and being an inspiration! I’m so glad I reached out to you a while ago. You really are a mentor to me. I’m so glad we’re friends. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Check it out in my post. http://ariannasrandomthoughts.com/2012/05/22/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Keep up the amazing work you are doing! Thanks so much for your support.

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