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The world is not a tall man’s

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The world is not a tall man’s

It never has been.  You might call me a liar if you look up at me but trust me it is.  You see the world is designed for the average not in skill not in potential but certainly in height.  Desks and cars and economy seats. Hobbit sinks and hunched height counter tops and feet-dangling…

How to mindfully choose workouts to maximize lifetime results

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How to mindfully choose workouts to maximize lifetime results

High-impact vs low-impact workout trade-off Let’s trade off a decision.   Should I choose a high-impact workout like running, martial arts, or CrossFit? Should I choose a low-impact workout like yoga, weight training, or swimming? What’s the difference between high-impact and low-impact? no impact is when no-feet leave the ground (swimming) low impact is when one-foot leaves…

Depression The Long Story

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Depression The Long Story

If you haven’t already seen my seven-minute speech on depression, check out mattdever.com/depression-speech.  It’s the one thing I’ve created that I’d recommend for everyone. Why Tell My Story? The ‘D’ speech came to life in August 2016.  9 months.  Every morning.  1/2 hour writing.  1+ hours on weekends.  Another 1/2 hour daily practicing starting in…

Depression Speech – Eyes on the Situation

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Depression Speech – Eyes on the Situation

Introduction This is the story of the most painful period of my life. This is the story of my family, the hard parts and the redemption. This is the story for people suffering without hope. Watch the first ninety seconds and you will never look at me the same again. Watch until the end and…

How to Fail in the New Year

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How to Fail in the New Year

December 31st, .  How did I fail again this year? Hmmm.  Let me think…   Day 1 – I wrote a long list of goals. Day 2 – I created the perfect plan. Day 3 – I prepped all my meals. Day 4 – I tried that new class. Day 5 – I called that…

Negative Visualization

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Negative Visualization

Introduction These are the last words you’ll ever read.    Too dramatic?   If that were true, I’d have spent more time writing this for you.  You deserve that much.  Regardless you might appreciate these words more if they were your last.  That’s negative visualization.  You might call it “appreciating what you have” but for…

Eat Clean – Habit

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Eat Clean – Habit

If you want to read my motivation behind creating this habit, read this story. Complete the One-Time Activities first to create a Replacement Food List to use for future reference when completing the Weekly tasks.  Complete the Weekly tasks listed down below, before food shopping each week.   One-Time Activities Create your Current Food Inventory Write out…

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