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TIME TO THINK
The day my life changed

I guess that when most of my valued readers initially read the title of today’s article, the day my life changed, they’ll be interested to know exactly what it’s about,

Traveling uphill

When I was a teenager growing up in Ireland, I had a bicycle, and believe me I went just about everywhere. Why I even cycled from the capital city of

Respect must be earned

Have you ever heard another, perhaps a parent or Guardian say in an annoyed tone of voice “I demand Respect in this house” or perhaps a Manager or Supervisor at

Hate is a no no

Let’s face it, life is about loving our Creator, our earthly parents, our relatives, brothers, sisters, and cousins along with helping all whom we come in contact with as we

Don’t allow them to annoy you

Have you ever met someone who is continually stating that someone keeps annoying them or keeps agitating them to the point where they almost come to blows? Well I am

Stop kidding yourself

Let me repeat at the outset, something which I have highlighted before in these articles and it’s this. You may indeed be able to fool many people who are in

Emotional stability

As all of my valued readers will be aware of, these articles are all about assisting people young and old, from all walks of life to become and indeed remain

You’ve got to listen to learn

I happened to be watching TV one day when they were interviewing Rick Scott the 45th Governor of the State of Florida sometime back and he said something which I

Boredom is dangerous

I have stated before in these articles, that one of the hardest things to do is to do nothing. Oh how correct that statement of fact is! You see, when

REEL TO REAL
Strong performances highlight two of this year’s most nominated films

They are two of the most nominated films for this year’s Academy Awards. “The Favourite”, the historical period comedy, scored a leading 10 nominations (tied with “Roma”) and “Vice”, about former

‘Glass’ is symbolic of the best and (mainly) the worst of Shyamalan

“Glass” (Rated T) Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy thriller, Dwight’s rating: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age

‘Green Book’ is possibly the best movie of 2018

“Green Book” (U.S. rated PG-13) Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini Genre: Comedy/drama Dwight’s rating:  “Based on a true story!” and “Inspired by true events!” More now than seemingly ever before, these are

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ will leave you wondering, pondering and contemplating

If Beale Street Could Talk (Rated C) Cast: Stephan James, Kiki Layne, Regina King Genre: Crime drama/Romance Dwight’s rating: Beale Street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, has come to be known as the home of

McCarthy is at her best ever in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (U.S. Rated R) Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin Genre: Biography, comedy/drama Dwight’s rating: Two of 2018’s very best acting performances can be seen in

Two Netflix films getting lots of buzz

Are they really theatrical releases or merely television movies? When it comes to Netflix, the lines get blurry. To ensure they are eligible for Oscars and not Emmys, the streaming service

‘Aquaman’ is like a strong hurricane: It blows!

Aquaman (Rated T) Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman Genre: Action adventure fantasy Dwight’s rating: Despite the attempts by some fast-food operations to convince us otherwise, fish and cheese don’t naturally

Mary Poppins & Spider-Man two decent Christmas presents

Mary Poppins Returns Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep Genre: Fantasy/Adventure Dwight’s rating: Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan of the original “Mary Poppins”. Sure, Julie Andrews was great and deserved

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is one of the funniest and most enjoyable movies of the year    

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rated C) Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson Genre: Animated comedy adventure Dwight’s rating: Three weeks at number one?! Disney’s new animated comedy-adventure, “Ralph Breaks the

SWEAT THERAPY
‘Spot training’ is an unhealthy approach to fitness

I only want to lose this one area. The human body was built to operate in unison. From the graceful complexities of the central nervous system sending messages to the body

Your cocktail of choice can have adverse affects on your calorie intake

The “aperitif effect” is essentially the amount of food consumed after indulging in alcoholic beverages. Pretty much that feeling of wanting those chicken wings after you’ve had a few too

The importance of rest after workouts

According to an article from “Breaking Muscle” rest and recovery are critical components of any successful training program. They are also the least planned and underutilized ways to enhance performance.

The importance of proper form during your workouts

Form follows function isn’t only the imperative methodology of architecture, but also the premise that every fitness and lifestyle professional lives by. In the fitness world, it’s better to have

Acknowledging your feats helps you to stay on track and be positively consistent

On your mark … get set — January 2018 is finished. It’s done! I didn’t mean to create such an ominous introduction, but sometimes you have to be real with

Create better food choices for your children

A few weeks ago, I was enjoying an old fashioned scorched conch. This is something I eat probably three times per year. During my time at a specific restaurant/stall, I

What you put in your body essentially indicates the level and physical aesthetic you will get out

It seems like every year fads and trends take over the global market, our thought process and our wallets. Just when we thought we would try some “diet” another one

The only person holding you back from a positive lifestyle and fitness change is yourself

Welp! (And yes, welp is a word; it’s a synonym of the interjection well, used to express surprise or signal the beginning of a comment or discussion). We made it.

Is your liquid intake hindering your fitness progression?

A study published in the “Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics” states that the consumed beverages (alcohol, diet drinks, coffee, tea etc