Mental Muscle: October 2017

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If you missed the first installment of the “Mental Muscle” series last month, you may check it out here. 

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Mental Muscle: September 2017

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What’s up everybody?

This post will kick off a new segment of my blog: at the end of every month I will send out links to all the interesting podcasts, books, documentaries, articles, music, movies, and performances that I checked out throughout the previous 4 weeks and that inspired me in some way, shape or form.

I’ve been doing this for my clients via email the last few months, and I thought that it would be cool to share this stuff with all of you as well.

One of the characteristics that I feel distinguishes me from others in the health and fitness industry is that I have a very broad definition of “wellness.”

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Change Your “Diet”

This past weekend, I was listening to a “Beats 1” Podcast that featured one of my favorite young Hip-Hop artists, Joey Badass.

Joey just released his second full length LP, entitled “Amerikkkan Badass” – if you haven’t heard this album, it is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend giving it a thorough listen.

The music is uplifting, inspirational, and delivers a stinging social commentary on the current state of our Union as it pertains to social justice and race relations.

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American Sniper, National Responsibility

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post for Martin Luther King’s holiday titled “Living The Dream: The 3 Dimensions of Health.”

If you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here.

When I started this blog, I did so on one condition – that I remain true to myself.

I promised myself that I would not just have another “cookie cutter” fitness blog, and that I would speak about all the things that I am passionate about – especially if I feel those things will make you all reading this more conscious human beings and better people.

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Oh Captain, My Captain



If you know me personally, then you know that if there is anything else in the world that I love as much as health and fitness it’s film.

I’m at the movies at least twice a month, and I have been mesmerized by “movie magic” ever since I can remember.

I am fascinated by the process of character development, and to me, watching a great actor perform is like a looking through a window into the depths of the human soul – some performances can make us cry, while others can make us laugh.

Once or twice in a generation, however, there comes an actor that can make us do both; and for over 30 years Robin Williams was that actor.


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