Traveling for the first time can be nerve wracking. I still remember my first big trip alone, flying from Seattle all the way to Hong Kong. Learning has had its ups and downs, but nothing compares to conquering the unknowns of this world. Traveling has inspired me so much that I feel the need to share some of the most important lessons I have learned thus far. Take note of these tips and you will save yourself some serious headaches.… Read More..
The person who came up with the old adage that says “don’t worry be happy” seems to have known the power of happiness before most of us even existed. He or she may have had their reasons to say so, but the fact is, we all need to be happy to keep things going. As an athlete, there are many discouraging factors that make it hard to live a fully happy life. Losing a competition, having issues with friends and … Read More..
Life is hard enough and full of reasons to be negative, so it is important that people do not add to this. However, there are people that will always try to find ways to get at us with negativity. Allowing such people into our lives may have detrimental effects that if not handled well, we might find ourselves thinking like they do. Over the years, as a marathon athlete, I have come across a lot of negativity from people who … Read More..
At some point in my life as an athlete, I got into debt that almost rendered me bankrupt. I had to think smart to save myself from the situation. During that time, the million dollar question of when to start investing kept popping up in my mind. The fact is, I depended so much on what I got from athletics that I never thought about investing. I lived so riskily since it could have only taken an injury to end … Read More..
One of the most depressing situations you can find yourself in is getting into debt. Sometimes, we get into debts because we need to, but a number of times it is because of our poor planning. Years back I got myself into a debt that took me through one of the worst experiences of my life. But along with it I learned lessons that have stayed with me throughout. I learned a few steps that helped me get out of … Read More..
In the world of sports, we have seen people who have won trophies and medals in seasons they were battling health and fitness. This is because they found a way to keep being positive in the midst of poor health. However, this hasn’t happened to all athletes, as some have lost hope with their health, leading to the end of their seasons or even careers. I have been able to learn that when we allow our health to reflect on … Read More..
Negative habits range from the little things, such as nose-picking or nail-biting, and up to more major issues like smoking, drinking or drug dependence. They can be quite problematic and life-altering, having the lethal potential to destroy you as an individual, your relationships, and your obligations in life.
On a deeper note, these nasty habits are not actually the problem themselves. They are, in fact, symptoms that point to a more profound problem. Here are some of the root causes … Read More..
It’s all about the money. When asked, most people would say money is something they can’t live without. And I agree, considering many things of course. Living in the modern era can be tough if you don’t have cash. Nothing’s free anymore.
Back in the ancient days when land ownership was not a legal thing, you could just settle somewhere and start farming. Fast-forward to centuries later and illegal settling and homelessness are fast becoming a trend. The point I’m … Read More..
Each and every individual person is different in a variety of ways. “One man’s food is another man’s poison,” so the saying goes. One person may love the color neon green; another may find it totally appalling. Most people may idolize the Kardashians and fanatically follow every single, insignificantly boring detail of their controversial lives; others may find the scandalous clan utterly annoying, ridiculous and downright absurd. Such is human nature.
On a deeper note, one person may choose … Read More..
Not everyone is created equal. And more than half of “everyone” is not lucky enough to be born with great bodily features. In fact, roughly 70 % of adult Americans are considered overweight and obese. To be able to spot a regular, normal-sized non-celebrity while walking down the street is becoming quite a rarity really. It is like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s almost close to impossible, if you come to really look at and accept facts and … Read More..