Tru Story Series Begins in January

Resolutions or no resolutions? How do you start a new habit, a new mindset…how do you start over? Gain valuable insight and perspective to answer these questions and more from exclusive interviews I have conducted as well as a few guest posts. Some of the posts are new, some are repeats of my favorites that have… Read More

I Feel Good

One of my generation’s most widely used clichés is “how are you?” I have noticed a lot of people use this as a greeting instead of hello. Consequently, if you are naïve enough to answer with something other than “fine” or “okay” then people may look at you like you are from Mars. That is,… Read More

No Time For That

One of my favorite skits on the Rickey Smiley morning radio show is “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”. Using Sweet Brown’s viral description of a fire that she shared with news reporters (http://youtu.be/C4gTQbTxDhw), the show allows people to call in with ridiculous things they saw throughout the day or things they don’t want to… Read More

Butts and Guts

Friday, I used my lunch break to explore downtown Charleston, West Virginia while at a convention. After a few steps, I noticed smoking was apparently the norm. Outside the back door of the hotel, there were a dozen employees talking and smoking.  Walking along the street, employees were seen forfeiting minutes from their lunch break… Read More

Slow and Steady or Complacent?

A couple years ago, my water bill started to increase a little bit each bill cycle. Last summer, my son noticed a leak in the basement. When a family friend came over to inspect, he said it was because of the toilet. He fixed the leak, and consequently the water bill, but said eventually the… Read More

Staying Connected

Getting Connected Sometimes I think it would be cool to go on a reality show about weight loss where I could just focus on weight loss for a couple months. A few years ago, my favorite show used to be Celebrity Fit Club. Each season, 8 overweight celebrities were taped over a course of 16 weeks while… Read More

No Pain No Gain

“People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous… Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” – Jim Morrison Jim Morrison died before I was born but his words… Read More