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A Bad Day…

Yesterday, when I finally got out of bed, I made an over-sized pot of coffee, answered a few emails, browsed the Internet for funny videos, and then finally collected myself enough to make an appearance at the gym. Only I wasn’t really feelin’ it so I rep’d out a few squats and called it a good day. I came back home,…

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The H.E.A.R.T. Model — 5 Pillars of a Good Relationship

I received a ton of views and feedback after writing about what I’ve learned from my long distance relationship, so I wanted to write more about love and relationships, because, well, I’m a softie and dig that kind of shit. There, I said it. I can’t help it.. I’ve always wanted my job to be like Will Smith’s in Hitch.…

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5 Easy Ways To Take Control of Your Life

I get the most down on myself when I make decisions about my life based on other’s criteria of what life should look like. I get frustrated when I make decisions out of fear or convenience, and NOTHING sets me off like taking other’s WRONG advice. When I take their shitty advice, I’m not upset with them, but infuriated with myself…

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Lessons From A Long Distance Relationship

A few years ago, I went out to Tucson, AZ to visit my younger brother. While there, I met this beautiful girl. She wasn’t just beautiful, but she had this perfect mix of goofy and weird in her personality to really “get” my jokes. She also lived life unconventionally, which I dig about any human being – she was pursuing her dream to become a professional…

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How To Get Really Good At Something

A ceramics instructor split her class into two groups, and told the class to make the most perfect pot possible. The first group, however, was told that they are only to make one perfect pot. The second group was instructed to make as many pots as possible in the given time. Which group made the better pot? The second group who…

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Australia, The Bucket List, and How To Have No Regrets

Last week, I was fortunate enough to go to Sydney, Australia and spend some quality time with my sister, Jill. Everyday, I woke up around 7am and walked down to the beach with my cup of coffee. I would sit on the seawall, and just watch the ocean roll in. Around noon we would walk over to Crossfit Bondi for a grueling workout,…

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