A Marcus Minute: Episode 5- Not Limiting Yourself
We are all extremely limited... But this does not always have to be the case. Each one of us can make a greater impact even if we don’t think we are capable of doing so! Here’s a video on how you can go about it #alstonforathletes #happymonday #mondaymotivation #studentathletes #mentalhealth #nolimits #pushyourself
A Marcus Minute: Episode 4- Perspective
In baseball, there are foul and fair balls. There are 3 strikes for an out and 4 balls for a walk. Regardless of the outcome of the pitch, you always get another chance to go at bat. This is very similar to life... We are handed some foul circumstances, but we ultimately control how we respond to that. It all depends on your perspective... Accept your foul circumstance and go back up to bat then hit a grand slam! #alstonforathletes #mentalhealthawareness #worldmentalhealthday #endthestigma
My 1 year post-diagnosis: It’s time to end the mental health stigma!
Around this time last year, I was diagnosed with a mental illness that I was dealing with most of my life. The outcome of my illness was far out of my control, but it’s helped me find purpose in life and that’s helping student athletes who are struggling mentally, physically, and emotionally. In this video, I talk about my mental illness more in detail as well as how we can go about ways to advocate for better mental health in our communities. If you’re interested in advocating to end the stigma please feel free to reach out and I’ll help point you in the right direction. We will only be able to make a difference together! And to all my friends, I’m so blessed to have people like you supporting me and my vision. Without you guys, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. This is only the beginning 🙏🏽
A Marcus Minute: Episode 3- Faith
I grew up in a home that never really practiced religion or faith. But around this time last year, I experienced something so profound that I felt like I had no other option but resorting to faith. And since then, my life has taken a complete turn for the better. If you aren’t a faithful or religious person, I challenge you to step outside you comfort zone and practice a strong sense of faith! And those who are religious and faithful, how do you go about practicing religion or faith? #AlstonforAthletes
A Marcus Minute: Episode 2- Being Thankful
When’s the last time you’ve given thanks? We often tend to get consumed in our lives, so many of us forget to give thanks! Just remember how privileged we are and that our situations can always be worse. So if you haven’t given thanks this week, I challenge you to reach out to a family member or friend and remind them how thankful you are for them 🙏🏽 Drop a comment, like, and subscribe for future content!
How I’m going to help Student Athletes reach their peak!
I’ll be launching a sports mentoring program at my high school, Mount Saint Joseph in Baltimore, MD. This program will help student athletes reach their peak by providing a better foundation of Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness... Stay tuned for updates!! Please comment, like, and don’t forget to subscribe✌🏽