Tag: self care

TBI – Why Veterans Should Take it Serious

Earlier today, I watched a Podcast interview of Joe Rogan interviewing former Navy Seal, Andy Stumpf, about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Suicide. As someone that works in the mental health field (Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation) and served in the military for 22 years, I really enjoyed this video. Note: I am not a medical

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Your Mental Health Matters

Please be very cognizant of your mental health during the current crisis in our country (and world). I recognize we all laugh about introvert, extrovert, and ambivert memes. However, it is important to remember we are a social species. Regardless of our physical and mental toughness, we need each other. Without question, Ohio has been

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Why I Want to Slow Down

How many of us can honestly admit we’re in too big of a hurry in every aspect of our life? Do you think a lot of people would be capable of answering this or would they simply blow it off? “That’s not me.” (Stereotypical response) In 2018 or 2019, I would have been one of

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Rest in Peace: Lee Hughes (Dad)

On August 23, 2019 my dad was called home to the Great Architect of the Universe. He was 68 years young. There are many things I can say about my dad but I’m not sure if they will do him justice. I want to thank him for teaching me how to stand with conviction, teaching

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No Quit Zone: Workout Program

Over the past 15 years, I have experimented with different training concepts and programs. All of them having the central focus of: weight training. Although I enjoy cardio and grew up being a natural runner, it is no longer my focus. Now, I want to sculpt a body that helps remind me that hard work

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My Training Journey

This particular blog is a huge step for me, on my physical fitness journey. I’ve always been a highly motivated and energetic person, despite being extremely shy and embarrassed about my body. I wouldn’t even go to a pool, despite being a good swimmer, until I was in my mid-thirties. Growing up and being called

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Retired from the Military

After 22 years of military service, I officially retired from the U.S. Army on May 1, 2019. This blog is a little late because I originally didn’t want to write about it because I was ready to close that chapter of my life. But now that the dust has settled, I am more comfortable with

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Are You a Top-Down Thinker?

Are you a top-down thinker? Are you a bottom-up thinker? In other words, do you think about the target, goal, or objective before you even start? Training yourself to work from the top-down will help you mitigate the pressure of stress and adversity. Hint: There WILL be stress and adversity, regardless of what you’re doing.

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