Wednesday, September 2, 2020
This weekend we lost another Hero…Chadwick Boseman.
And obviously I found myself to be very upset about it. Think about it, this is someone that has played the role of people that I admire and has been apart of telling the story of African Americans in this country. He’s played James Brown, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and of course Black Panther.
It was late Friday night with the notification came across my phone. But then I started to really think about it. I wondered, why does it bother me so much when a person dies that you don’t know?
Then I ran across this post on Instagram and it was the answer to my question,
You know, looking back 2020 has indeed been a tough year for everyone, we’ve all experienced loss. Loss to a point that you don’t even realize it. We’ve lost people to the coronavirus, people to cancer, people to unforeseen tragedy. We’ve lost jobs, potential raises, group outings…
We’ve lost a lot this year, but it’s also a year to be thankful for and to reflect and to refocus on the important things.
Just to lay it all out there, I’ve lost a cousin who was under 40 years old to cancer this year, I’ve seen my wife lose classmates in their 30’s. So when I see people I admire and I follow their work and they leave us too early like Kobe or Chadwick Boseman, it does make me think about the loss of family.
On the flip side it makes me think about the impact we can make on this earth. No matter how long we are here on earth, my belief is my job is to make an impact on people. Be it how I treat them, how I make them feel when we cross paths in life, or ways in which I can be of value to them and help them live a better life.
I’m thankful to be here for sure…
I just want to make sure I live life and squeeze every ounce out of it. Life is short…truth is we are all a little further along in our story than you think. People have a tendency to leave us before we’re ready for them to go.
Truth is we all have to go at some point, but while I’m here, I’m going to live it up.
150 Minutes of Brisk Walking, Is That Really Enough?
The CDC recommends 150 minutes a week for moderate-intensity exercise, and that’s classified as walking, but are we even listening to the CDC yet? GQ fitness and wellness columnist recommends 4 days a week. This will give you enough time to get an array of exercises in as well as high intensity and low intensity workouts in. Personally, I prefer to workout 4 or 5 days a week…Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is my rest day and Saturdays I like to do more cardio and partner workouts.
What’s your routine?
How Many Days A Week Should You Workout?|GQ Magazine
What Are People Going Through
I often say, “you never know what someone is going through”. I say this as I thought about how this year I can’t see family members like I normally would. There would be no summer cookouts. I thought about work, and even though 2020 changed our work environments, and now our homes turned into work from home offices/day care. And now in many cases homes have turned into virtual schools for kids.
So my question is how are parents managing? More than ever we need to pay attention to mental health in this country. Is COVID-19 the tipping point? What investments are employers making into the mental health of their employees.
Is COVID-19 a Menta Health Tipping Point?|Entreprenuer
Mamba Week in Review
This past week would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday and Nike has decided to celebrate this past week as Mamba Week. Kobe left us with Mamba Mentality and truthfully very few of us are able to achieve that type of mental mastery over one’s mind.
- Day One: Passion – with Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd, Sydney Leroux, Sky Brown, Sabrina Ionescu, Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, and Naomi Osaka
- Day Two: Focus – with Diana Taurasi & Jewell Loyd
- Day Three: Honesty – with Sydney Leroux & Sky Brown
- Day Four: Fearless – with Sabrina Ionescu & Devin Booker
- Day Five: Optimism – with Anthony Davis & Naomi Osaka
For My Wine Lovers
We’ve all heard that red wine can be beneficial for your health…
It all comes from the antioxidant resveratrol, benefits range from preventing coronary heart disease, reducing your risk of cancer, improving your skin, and not to mention in the day of COVID; an improved immune system. But isn’t that too good to be true?
But just like a good researcher should do, they had to go and mess it up with some study and find this –
”A 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that looked at older communities in Italy found that although the participants’ diets were high in resveratrol, reports did not find high levels of the antioxidant in their urine—nor did they find a connection between levels of resveratrol and rates of heart disease, cancer, or mortality.”
Well so much for good health and wine, but who cares…with the year 2020 and the mess it’s brought…Drink up!
Are The Benefits of Resveratrol Real?|STRONG Fitness Mag
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