Why we hate on noobs at the gym

The true reason why we are mean to others who cannot keep their resolutions.

This video was inspired by a Facebook post my friend shared recently.

It was about a woman who was new to a gym being bullied by other members for not knowing how to use the equipment.

I dig into the true reason why we hate on people who cannot keep their New Year resolutions to work out longer than 2 weeks into the year.

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My advice to undergraduates

Advice from someone a few years ahead.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to do a video giving advice to current undergraduates for the housing community I worked at during college.

I felt like this was pretty much the same advice I give to all undergrads I’ve met over the past 6 years since graduating myself.

Book notes: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick book review summary and key ideas.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Synopsis:

“A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude and pettiness and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: Are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” (Anna Kendrick)

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Book notes: Where Should We Begin? by Esther Perel

Where Should We Begin by Esther Perel book review summary and key ideas.

Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love by Esther Perel

Synopsis:

“For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships.

Hear six sets of people at different points in their quest for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a step-mother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a non-binary child desperate to connect with their single mother, a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that marriage doesn’t have to end after divorce, and more.

Listen and better understand your own relationships through the struggles of these people and Esther’s remarkable insights.” -Audible

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Book notes: Laugh It Up! by Candace Payne

Laugh It Up by Candace Payne book summary review and key ideas.

Laugh It Up!: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy by Candace Payne

Synopsis:

“The world knows Candace Payne as “Chewbacca Mom,” the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter.

Laugh It Up! tells the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like most of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. But she has also discovered the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and Laugh It Up! will help you discover and experience the same.

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Why you shouldn’t finish all of your food

Most of what holds us back from achieving out goals are our mental scrips we got as kids.

I was inspired to record a video and discuss my thoughts this past Friday when we had free food at work.

In this video I talk about how the mental scripts that we got when we were younger may not serve us well as we get older and have different goals we want to achieve.

As usual, please let me know in the comments how you felt, if you agree, disagree, or just give me a like to let me know you enjoyed it!

Are you annoying or charming?

What is the difference between being annoying and charming?

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about the concept of Creepy vs Romantic.

The idea is that there is a very thin line between the two. The only thing that separates whether or not you see someone’s actions as “creepy” or “romantic” is whether or not you like that person back.

The same concept applies to “annoying” and “charming” in my opinion.

Just to add on to what I say in the video, I think this self-awareness could also help when you come across to other people. Its good to know whether or not you’re coming across as charming or annoying to the people around you.

This is easy if you know whether or not they like you, haha.

If you like this post/video and want to see more, let me know in the comments! 🙂

How to deal with a breakup

Tips to help you move forward when you’re facing a loss or need to move past a relationship.

I was chatting with a friend last week who recently got out of a serious relationship and we had a good conversation on what helps with getting over a breakup.

Getting over a relationship or any sort of loss can be very challenging, but there are definitely healthy ways to get through it.

I recently went through a tough breakup earlier this year and had similar insights on the process of moving forward.

It’s not easy, but these tips can help.