An awakening

It truly feels like we are in a movie right now but we can’t panic, we must remain calm. From time to time I like to bring sports analogies into my conversations to drive my point home, so bare with me. In the mid 80s I played 8th grade basketball with one of South Carolina’s greatest basketball player’s, Gerald Daise(google him), he was a phenomenal human being as well. To start, football season always started first, so we all decided to tryout for the team, but we soon found out that we didn’t have enough players to put on the field so our football season was forfeited. We took that extra time to build chemistry amongst us players and when the basketball season started we was like the Showtime Lakers. We had a great season, ended our playoff drought but we got knocked out in the 2nd round but I still considered that season a success. We took a failed football season and turned it into great basketball season. We didn’t let fear stop us, we kept pushing forward. Our goal was to make the playoffs and we did! The COVID 19 Pandemic is our opponent right now, we can’t let fear overwhelm us, we must keep our head in the game. We must stay calm during this storm and we must keep the faith, failure is not an option, this is our season for victory, this is our true awakening!

Mental Health Exercise

I truly believe that a lot of us are not connected to our full potential because we are looking for validation from people. Who’s better to tell you about you?

So here is a mental health exercise I practice on a regular basis.

1. You are handsome

2. You are right where you need to be.

3. You are worthy.

4. You are in the best shape of your life.

5.You are great.

Apple Watch Series 4

I bought myself a Apple Watch, the series 4 edition for my birthday and I absolutely love it. I’ve made a conscious decision to really focus on my health and wellness when I turned 48 a couple of days ago.

I do a lot of walking so it is very cool to track my steps, the heart rate checker is ideal as well I love that feature too.The breathing app is major, I was happy to see it. To be totally transparent I’ve never paid attention to my breathing, by having anxiety I should know better. I love how the app notifies you throughout the day to take time to be mindful of your breathing.

I’m going to utilize this amazing technology to be a better me, let me know if you have a Apple Watch and how you feel about it?

Bruce Lee

Although he died 2 years after I was born, Bruce Lee shaped my entire childhood. Enter The Dragon was my favorite movie, his style could never be duplicated. I don’t know why but today I woke up with Bruce Lee on my mind, if you don’t know of him, google him, he was my hero!

Adapting

Being born with a birth defect(cleft lip and palate) weighing only 3 pounds and 9oz, blind in one eye, I’ve always knew how to adapt. I was humbled at the age of 4 when I looked in the mirror and realized that I was different. You laughed at me because I was different and I laughed at you because you all are the same. I never gave up, I kept pushing through, even after being bullied through elementary and high school. You do not have a disability because the biggest disability is one who has a negative mindset and if you hang around me long enough you will find that I don’t allow that energy. We adapt to our circumstances and we move forward.