Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J

Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J

Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J is a podcast about building mental toughness on and off the field. Dr. Julie Wiernik is a licensed sports psychologist with over 20 years of experience in improving athlete performance and overall mental health. If you're an athlete, parent, coach, or just someone who wants to become a grittier human being, this is the podcast for you.

Recent Episodes

31. Colonel Lisa Forsyth's Resilience and Determination - Part 2

Nov. 2, 2023

Have you heard these myths? Myth #1: Women in male-dominated fields are too emotional to succeed. Myth #2: Women have to sacrifice their personal lives to achieve professional success. Myth #3: Women lack the necessary skill…

30. Colonel Lisa Forsyth's Resilience and Determination - Part 1

Oct. 26, 2023

If you're feeling frustrated and discouraged because despite your best efforts, you still haven't achieved your career goals in the military, then you are not alone! Perhaps you've been diligently studying and preparing for …

29. From Pressure to Joy: How Coaches Should Create a Supportive Environment for Young Athletes

Oct. 19, 2023

Are you tired of feeling like your potential in sports is being held back? Do you want to unlock the secret to reaching new heights in your performance? Well, get ready for a story that will leave you on the edge of your sea…

28. Release, Rebalance, and Rise: A Sports Psychologist's Guide to Resolving Unresolved Emotions for Athletes

Oct. 12, 2023

If you're feeling overwhelmed by anger and frustration because your intense training and dedication still hasn't led to the desired results, then you are not alone! Despite your efforts, you may find yourself stuck in a cycl…

27. Finding Fulfillment in Sports: Redefining Success Beyond Fame and Fortune

Oct. 5, 2023

Are parental expectations in sports hindering your child's happiness and fulfillment? In this episode, Dr. J sheds light on the impact of parental aspirations on young athletes. But just when you think you'll find the answer…

Mental Toughness Secrets from UTSA Head Volleyball Coach Carol Price-Torok

Sept. 14, 2023

In the realm of sports, where resilience and mental toughness reign supreme, one athlete's journey took an unexpected turn. Carol Price-Torok, a seasoned sports enthusiast and current health coach at Division I University of…