Empowered Thoughts

Survive or Thrive

Anyone who knows me knows I love music. I love how the notes just go together to form a melody. I love how chords combine to make beautiful harmony, and I love how the beating drums vibrate my soul. But what I love about some songs is how the lyrics stimulate deep thoughts. They evoke…

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The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle — Part Two

Last week Coach Dave taught me how to find my rhythm on the mat. While it appeared that I was just flailing my arms and legs, that flow of continuous “weapons” is known in Krav Maga as “Retzev.” One must control and conquer the kinetic energy in the self-offensive motions. This concept of finding rhythm,…

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The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle — Part One

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is learning to love and believe in yourself. We’ve all had some kind of physical or emotional trauma that plagues our past (in some cases both), but using those negative moments to fuel our motivation to build our strength and embark on a positive outlook on our lives will…

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Irritated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

The daily struggle of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not fun for anyone involved. The fear of new foods, the anxiety of finding the closest bathroom at every new destination, it is quite overwhelming and can lead to many stressful situations. The stress involved with trying to live with IBS can actually further impact the…

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Not Another Fad Diet

Scroll through social media and you might notice fad-diet labels jumping off the screen- keto-diet, paleo-diet. Do they work? Fad diets promote quick weight-loss in little time. Most fantasy diets get that selling point out there quick because people want results with convenience. Cut out crucial food groups or devour the same menu for weeks.…

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I Work Too Much and I Hate The Gym

Do any of our readers feel they have absolute control of life? If you personally know that life pilot, please share their email address. The reality is, despite our best efforts, life does happen and in the midst of its unpredictable antics, we still need to prioritize. Health and happiness should be at the tippy…

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