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Memphis Movement: A Labor of Love

So you’ve probably seen my posts or ads about my documentary film Memphis Movement: Jookin’ the Urban Ballet this week. I’m really excited to finally be able to share it with the world. I started the project way back in 2009 as the honors thesis for my film degree, and have…

Birthday Letter to a Younger Me

Significant times of the year always make me contemplative. I usually pour my thoughts into my personal journal which only myself and a few others have ever seen. But this year, as I approach a certain age, I decided I’d write something to myself at age 12. A summation of…

Everything Wrong with Starbucks

This may be off the beaten path of my usual posts but I’ve to get this off of my chest. I hate Starbucks! There I said it…Well obviously it’s not an “I hate it so much that I’d never go there”, type of hate. I actually enjoyed that eggnog latte…

The POWER of Gratitude

I’m not going to get all preachy about Thanksgiving. Like all holiday’s its origin has its pros and cons and it’s “All in good Fun”. Hell, who doesn’t want a ton of good food and a day off? I do feel like it’s a perfect time to talk about the…

The Law of the Struggle

I hate the saying “everything happens for a reason.” “Who’s reason?” and “How do you know this?” are my immediate thoughts. I don’t like to think that there is a “reason” behind every painful and unpleasant experience we face. But there is a law in this universe (like gravity) that no…

YES YOU

On July 27, 2016, Posted by , in Big Dreamers, goal setting, goals, Personal Development, With 1 Comment

When we are children, most of us are presented with this idea: You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up. But somewhere along the line many of us lose sight of this. We begin to form these notions that certain things are only suited to a…

The Health Pros and Cons of Pokemon Go

We could discuss why a grown man is writing about a game he should have been done with after middle school, OOR we can talk about how the new Pokemon Go app is a revolutionary advancement in the health and gaming industries and how, as a fitness professional, it is…

Peace amid the Chaos

In life it often seems like chaos is the norm, and peace has to be claimed, fought for, Won. And I’m not just talking about physical peace as in the opposite of war, I’m talking about inner-peace. The type of peace that allows you to get a full-night’s sleep despite…

#YourLifeMatters

On July 9, 2016, Posted by , in Current Events, Into My Mind, Media, news, people, politics, tags , , , With 1 Comment

I’m a person who likes to have answers. But in the wake of the recent shootings I’ve felt numb, helpless. No solutions. I hate it. But I feel like I have to say something. It’s what I do. Express myself with words. But it seems like every phrase nowadays inflames someone….

On Being RESOLVED

Do you choose your dreams or do they choose you? Whatever the answer, there is only one way to make sure that they become reality and that is to be RESOLVED to seeing them through. No plan B. Go all in. While it doesn’t keep me up at night, this question often plays…