The Roller-Coaster of Life

I took my family to an amusement park to celebrate my stepdaughter’s birthday. I hadn’t ridden a roller-coaster in probably the last 20 years or so, and they’ve only gotten bigger and faster since I’ve last ridden one. My normal stress relief is the gym but I haven’t been to the gym in the past …

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How to Cope With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How to cope with PTSD

As most of you probably know by now, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a very common thing nowadays, especially among people who have experienced suffering and dying around them, or even people in stressful situations where the shit can hit the fan at any given time. PTSD is most commonly known among military and …

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The Healing Power of Nature: How I Broke Out Of Depression And Got My Ass In Gear

The healing power of nature

Let’s face it, most of us live a life with luxuries nobody ever had and it’s made us weaker. Everything from air conditioning, cars, electronics and places to eat out has made life easier and more convenient than ever. We have cell phones with damn near space shuttle technology, tablets, online dating sites, meal plan …

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How A Gym With Nothing To Offer Taught Me What Bodybuilding And Life Is Really About

The gym with nothing to offer

There was once a man with a son who didn’t know how to swim. One day the man walked into an exercise building with his son to look at the giant indoor swimming pool. The facility housed a very nice Olympic sized pool, basketball courts, and a small weight area upstairs. One of the employees …

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How To Turn Pain Into Comfort & Rise To New Levels Of Confidence

How to turn pain into comfort

I’ve found that pain and discomfort are often two interchangeable words. Discomfort causes pain because discomfort causes fear. People don’t like to be afraid. Not all aspects of pain lie within a physical sense nor emotional, but discomfort. When we are uncomfortable we don’t know what to think, and we don’t know what’s going to …

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On Dying Grandfathers, “5 Minute” Jobs And Learning The Value Of Hard Work

The value of hard work

My Grandfather was what you would call “a hard nosed son-of-a bitch” and he pretty much remained that way until he passed. My Grandfather was the hardest guy I ever knew. I can remember my Grandfather talking about muscles and telling me stories of guys he worked with who would walk up a ladder with …

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How To Stop Living Like Everyone Else And Start Living Better Than Everyone Else

How to start living better than everyone else

I’ll have to admit here, there is a part of me that enjoys modern comforts of America and part of me that despises westernization and the attitudes it’s created amongst a large part of society. The benchmark gains in success are solely defined by the meaningless material bullshit of modern day consumers. Day in and …

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