1 Movie I Would Never Watch

I woke up this morning to the news that former NFL Tight-end Aaron Hernandez had killed himself in his jail cell. Two years ago, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. When I heard that verdict, I remember saying they should watch him carefully because that kind of…

Lessons Learned

Cleveland Cavaliers, after 4 games, were down 3-1. At that point, I read somewhere that they should just give up. “Stop prolonging your own torture”, one reporter said. Because no team has ever come back from a 3-1 loss. Not just that the odds weren’t in their favor. It hadn’t been done before. Basically, it…

The Other NFL

Five Things Even A Non-Football-Lover (N.F.L. a.k.a. The Other NFL) Can Appreciate About The Big Game of Football (a.k.a.The Real NFL) The game itself. Admit it, the game is fun. Even a game that you think starts off boring has some quality moments. Something interesting is always happening, even if it’s off the field.      The…

Children Can Lose Weight In A Healthy And Fun Way 

Fitness isn’t a status reserved exclusively for adults. Children can and should be encouraged to be fit too. But there are challenges. You don’t want to push too hard and create self esteem issues, do you? Today’s perspective and advice is a guest post by mom and writer, Tracey Clayton: How do you help a…

The Legend Continues

A few days ago, there were questions, many of them valid. Jamaican sprint superstar, Usain Bolt, has been recovering from a serious injury for a while now. Will Bolt even be able to compete in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing? Will this be the end of the reign of his “Fastest Man In The…

5 Sports To Try

This week, there is a link up called 5 Fitness Trends I’d Never Try. Maybe a few years ago, I’d be able to write that post. But in the last few years, I’ve tried some new activities and loved them. And I’m intrigued by a few others that I have yet to experience.    Running…

Instead of Blogging

The last week or so, I’ve been off my usual blogging schedule. First, the WordPress app on my phone is just not working. I’ve deleted it and reloaded the app twice and it’s still not working. And I write most of my blogs on my phone. So I’ve been keeping myself busy otherwise. This is…

The 4 X 4 To Living A Full Life

One of my favorite texts in the Bible is Luke 2:52: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. That statement encompasses the four stages of development we should strive for in life, and pay attention to everyday. Here are 4 ways to engage these 4 areas. 1. Wisdom – Mental stimulation There…

Once Is Not Enough, Part 1

Consistency builds habits and gives others a framework by which to judge us. Our habits form our character traits. The things we do consistently are the things that define us and really show who we are and what we’re capable of.  Fitness Have you ever wondered if there was an express track to fitness? Have you…

Say Something

It’s cold! This is some of the coldest weather we have experienced in NYC on a consistent basis in decades, and we’ve been forced to bring the parties inside and find new ways to entertain ourselves. And even though #FriendsOnNetflix has it’s own hashtag, a person’s eyes can glaze over after binge-watching entire seasons of Joey asking,…

While You Were Sleeping

In college, I could survive on just naps for days, sometimes weeks at a time. Those last few weeks in the semester when projects and essays and papers and labs were due, and finals were looming, I would sleep for just a couple hours per night and I remember being fine. On Friday night, I…