A Reflection on Life

Recently I had a reality check about the limited time we have on Earth. If we don’t make healthy choices and make the most of our lives it can cost us everything. I believe that our health is the single most important thing in our lives. Without it, we cannot enjoy our life as fully as possible.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t have our vices but that we should use moderation when we do get off track. There is a reason “everything in moderation” is conventional wisdom. It’s because it keeps from repeatedly making the same bad choices. Choices that more often than not we’d like to admit have dire consequences.

It was the first loss of a personal friend that I have ever experience so I am still not 100% sure how to deal with it. But my friends and family are saying I am handling it very maturely. I think it’s equally important to take time to reflect as it is to distract yourself from your loss. You don’t want to dwell on it but you also don’t want to deny yourself time to grieve. You have to look after yourself.

For me that means talking with my friends, getting out and exercising and doing a bit of gaming to take my mind off of things. I also decided to start educating myself about things my friend cared about. Causes concerning social and political problems. That’s how I plan to deal with this. For you that could mean something else.

I won’t get into the details of what happened but I just want to say that my friend Da Wei was a good guy whose life was cut short. He’ll be missed.


Setting your priorities is one of the most important skills you can learn. Without it, you run a huge risk of wasting your most important resources(time and effort). No matter what it is you want to accomplish, your efforts will be better served by managing your priorities better. If you want to move forward in life and achieve your goals you need to set your priorities straight. Continue reading “Priorities”

Journey to the East

In late October I decided that I was going to return to the Far East. I used to live in the heart of Yunnan province, China. I had spent three years there trying to build a business and failing at it. I had no idea what I was doing and half assed everything I tried. That left me with nothing to show but embarrassment and feeling like a failure. This was also the time when I was at my heaviest. This sent me into a crushing depression that I did not handle well. Continue reading “Journey to the East”

C25K Challenge Day 7

Had a pretty good day today. I had raisin bran for breakfast and some oranges for lunch. For dinner I had loin pork chop with beans. It was nice out so I took my dog Tai Continue reading “C25K Challenge Day 7”

5 Great Mood Boosters!

As important as it is to feed your body with healthy food, it is important to satiate your mind with nutrition that is good for the soul. A steady diet of healthy positive thinking can do wonders to elevate your mood and your mind. Here are 5 things you can do to boost your mood.  Continue reading “5 Great Mood Boosters!”

5 Effects of Exercise

1. Exercise gives you energy. Since I started exercising more I’ve noticed that I have more energy to spend. It’s like the old saying “you’ve gotta spend money to make money.” It’s the same with your energy. If you want more energy, you’ve got to spend more of it. 
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