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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 Gain Strength Lightning Fast With Drop Sets

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How To Gain Strength Lightning Fast With Drop Sets

Introduction Why did I sign up for this? Why am I STILL squatting? I can’t do one – more – rep! 2 days later… Why am I still SO sore? I can barely walk. 2 weeks later… Why drop sets WHY? 2 months later… Why does my butt look so…good 🙂 What’s a drop set?…

How to Quickly Create a Clean Slate and Growth Mindset

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How to Quickly Create a Clean Slate and Growth Mindset

Introduction  I love this quote.  It reminds me that you can create a clean slate any day.  Every day is a new chance to practice becoming better.  We are not tied to the chains of our past.  We are who we decide to be today.  Not feeling that same freedom of mind?  Dig deeper by…

Two Clarifying Methods for Mitigating Life Complexity

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Two Clarifying Methods for Mitigating Life Complexity

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. Life Complexity Video When was the last time life felt like your balloon was ready to burst?  How did you let air out of your balloon? This two-minute video explains the…

10 Simple Questions to Attack a New Goal

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10 Simple Questions to Attack a New Goal

Introduction How to Fail in the New Year offered a quick recap of the typical progression of a person with a New Year’s Resolution.  The light at the end of the post is ten questions to create a simple plan to achieve your goal.  You don’t have to answer all the questions.  Answering several of…

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…

5 Power Ups to Battle Depression

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5 Power Ups to Battle Depression

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. Introduction After delivering the “Eyes on the Situation” speech on depression, audience members often ask “How would you help someone with depression?”  I’m not an expert.  My strategy was to try anything…

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