The Lazy Man’s Way to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Dear Newly Motivated Health Nut,

The first of the year has come and the motivation to sweat away the extra pounds at the gym has left you like money at an amusement park. The once childlike passion and intrigue to sculpt your body into a finely tuned machine is lost to the reality that you can’t spend every waking minute in the gym working out. Plus, you don’t have celebrity wealth that buys you a personal chef or a personal trainer to whip you back into shape.

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What a Divorced Dad Experienced but Few People Saw

Dear Divorced Dads,

In January 2015, as the NFC championship game played, I made a decision that altered the fate of my children and I, divorce. Before you jump to conclusions about my decision, know that it was two years of fighting with myself to do what I thought was right, stay in a loveless marriage for the sake of my children. In the end, on that fateful Sunday, I walked out of the home I bought eight years back and never looked back.

Immediately following removal from the house around 11:00 am, I drove to a bar/pizza bar and drank myself into a drunken stupor until it closed at 1:30 am. While there, I called my sister, brother and uncle to tell them what I did. All of them were shocked and disbelief, and hearing that I wasn’t myself, my sister drove down to join me at the bar.

I wasn’t hasty in my decision to leave my children by divorcing their mother but no mental health professional could not have prepared me for depression that rushed me like a linebacker in full pursuit of the quarterback.

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Make Money Online: My Secret to Easy Money Online

Make Money Online: My Secret to Easy Money Online with Fiverr.com

How I made money online with Fiverr – a micro-jobbing website – was two-fold, with honest book reviews and search engine optimization (SEO) article writing. When I started, I averged $85 a month, not a lot but a way to make money online. The few dollars earned paid for some of my daughter’s vitamin D milk and son’s baby formula.
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Never Give Up – Adversity is a Requirement on the Path to Your Destiny

Never give up - adversity is a requirement on your destined path; never,never, never give upWhy give up when so much life is to be lived? To give up on any pursuit – monetary, relational, family, career, business, faith – is a path many take. Are you like the many? Are you born to a name set up for failure? Three words to remember when you cannot fight anymore, never give up. Continue reading Never Give Up – Adversity is a Requirement on the Path to Your Destiny

Does Love at First Sight Exist – From a Man’s Perspective

Does Love at First Sight Exist - From a Man's Perspective
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Does love at first sight exist? This is the question for those who search for an answer, and those who seek an answer when love at first sight happens to them.

I was a skeptic of love, let alone the notion of love at first sight. Really, love at first sight? Who believes in that malarkey?
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What is Refinancing and How it Helped Me Pay off $55,000 in Consumer Debt!!

In 2006, I drowned in consumer debt. It was my fault. I carried too much consumer debt when I purchased my first home. With the no money in the bank and earning poverty-level wages, I turned to the last resort of money available, home equity. Continue reading What is Refinancing and How it Helped Me Pay off $55,000 in Consumer Debt!!

Parenting 101: Lessons Learned as a Parent of Twins

I am a parent, a father to twins, a boy and girl. It is a blessing upon blessings to receive love from two little people who carry part of me in them. When I am with them, I stare at them and daydream. Time stands still as their laughter fills my ears. Continue reading Parenting 101: Lessons Learned as a Parent of Twins