At the ripe old age of 45, I must say that I’m pretty tech savvy. I depend, to an extremely high degree, on my iPhone to survive my daily life. Since the very early days of the tech revolution, I have been a user and will tell you that those beeps and buzzes have saved me many, many times. Continue Reading
This holiday season is now in full effect, whether we want it to be or not. For every one of us who welcomes the season with open arms, there is an equal number of us who find ourselves in the throes of the shuffle and struggle to come out in one piece. Continue Reading
Welcome to the first day of spring! Even though it may not look like it in some places around the country because of the layers of snow covering the ground, it truly is the first day of the vernal equinox.
We are all used to spring cleaning in the physical sense. We go through our closet and sort out things we won’t/can’t wear any more and (hopefully) donate them to the local church or thrift shop. We give our floors a good cleaning. We have the carpet cleaned. The tubs and showers are scrubbed to a gleaming shine. For as long as I can remember, it’s what happened in my childhood home and even though my mother my is no longer able to do it herself, my sisters carry on the tradition. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to stop with the place you live in.
Every once in a while, we have to clean out our inner circle. If there are relationships of any type that are toxic, hurtful or otherwise poisonous to your person, toss it out. It’s hard to be productive, happy and care-free when you’re always looking over your shoulder for the backstabber, the liar, or the cheat. We also have to clear out our own minds. Life is entirely too short to spend it in the throes depression, fear, bitterness, anger, self-pity or any other state outside of happiness. Don’t allow anyone to rule and control you, your circumstances or situations by living inside your head rent-free. Let go of the things that burden you. Easier said than done? While it may sound like it, it’s not. It can be done and actually MUST be done if you want to find joy and peace.
Spring is the time for more sunshine, flowers to bloom, and for fresh leaves to cover the barren trees. It can also be a time for more sunshine in your own life. Clean and clear out the things that represent a cold, hard winter in your life. Enjoy the time you have here!
In all of our lives, at one time or another, our personal space, our immediate surroundings, change. That change can occur when the children go off to college, after a divorce, a move to a new city or the death of a significant other. How that change affects you is totally up to you. Continue Reading
Sexual experience is controlled by our libido, which is controlled by hormone levels. There are a number of factors that affect our hormone levels and some of them are related to the foods we consume. All of the following food items are not only good for our bodies build but also for your sex drive. These will not only increase your libido but they will also boost arousal and get both men and women in the right mood. Continue Reading
Pain and hurt are parts of life that each of us experience at one time or another. Some women experience an exorbitant amount of heartache. The source of the pain is irrelevant. The termination of the pain and it’s ability to become your “norm” is of the utmost important. Continue Reading
We all have friends, some of us have out-and-out enemies (maybe not that you’re aware of) and then there are the good old frenemies.
When I first heard the term “frenemy”, I chuckled as I began to think about which of my acquaintances would fall into that category. By definition, a frenemy” (alternately spelled “frienemy”) is a Continue Reading
Our passion for sports and training began years before we had our own facility and equipment. It began on the fields, at the parks and in the high school weight rooms where we used to train clients. Our desire to see people succeed and reach their full potential was born on those fields and in those weight rooms. Our drive to be the best at what we do ran so deep that we volunteered our time for three years to learn what champions are made of. While volunteering at the University of Alabama, we watched a team go from barely finishing over 500 for the season to a team that won the national championship. We worked hard for no pay put in many hours under some of the best coaches in the business all so we could learn the process. Continue Reading
When you tell yourself “I can’t do x, y, or z” what you’re doing is programming yourself for FAILURE. Your body is going to listen to what the brain tells it to do, and if you tell yourself enough that you can’t do something, pretty soon your brain is going to go “You know what, you’re right, you CAN’T do it” and your body will follow accordingly. I mentioned earlier that we are creatures of habit, so start developing the right habits instead of the wrong ones. If you’re an athlete or former athlete, think back to when you had an extremely tough practice or opponent coming up. Or a time when it was really hot, or really cold, or raining, whatever the case may be. When you suited up and went to that practice or game, did you say to yourself “Man it’s really hot out here, this is going to suck?” Well guess what, if you tell yourself that it’s going to suck, THEN IT’S GOING TO SUCK. Whatever you tell yourself is going to come true. Wouldn’t you be better off telling yourself how much you’re going to kick ass regardless of the conditions? Don’t let external factors and circumstances out of your control dictate your performance, be proactive and start thinking positively and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel. Continue Reading