The Legend of White Tea

One day, in a village high in the mountains of China’s Yunnan province, a farmers daughter fell ill. It was during wintertime so there was no access to their village, and no way to get to a doctor. However there was a shaman near the top of the mountain. The farmer and his wife decided to take their daughter up the mountain to see the shaman. The journey took a week to reach the summit and unfortunately the daughter died along the way. The farmer decided to talk to the shaman anyway, to see if anything could be done.

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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”

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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Beginning The Journey 

Two years ago I weighed just over 286lbs and suffered from depression. It was at that point I decided to start doing something about my weight. When I was a teenager I was quite athletic, I was on all the sports teams, and did track and field when I could, and loved doing karate. I was in shape. Continue reading “Beginning The Journey “