It's been a while since I posted anything. To spare you one of my personally most hated words (busy), I have been focusing my attention elsewhere lately. Specifically on writing fitness/bodybuilding articles and YouTube scripts for several sites. Still, no excuse. Recently, however, I've combined both of my sites into this one. BradJournals.com has now … Continue reading The Site Direction and What’s New
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Review, Reflect, Revise
I've always had a different vision for this blog. As my other blog is mainly a portfolio and repository for all things health, fitness, and wellness this was to be reserved for all the "other" of life. Whether it's reflections on work, family, or other important life experiences this was to be a place for … Continue reading Review, Reflect, Revise
Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal
Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal
How We Forget the World Around Us
In an earlier post I spoke about the book Hatchet. One thing, among others, that stuck out to me was the character's evolution into becoming in-tune with his surroundings. Not to spoil things too much, once he discovers a few things that make his plight potentially a bit easier he begins to have feelings of … Continue reading How We Forget the World Around Us
How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)
I just finished reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a fictional story about a boy who crash lands in the wild left to his own devices to survive. It's a great story of inner and outer resilience focusing on only two main characters: Brian (the boy) and nature. His very real plight is coupled with … Continue reading How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)
How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect
The state of current affairs is pretty intense, to put it mildly. Conversations, social media, politics, and the news are all intensely set on the new seemingly daily stresses of our everyday lives. It's the topics of choice that everyone talks about everywhere you go. It's near impossible to get away. In response, we become … Continue reading How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect
Are You Addicted to the Hustle?
Looking at numerous social media feeds, bookshelves, and podcasts you can't help but see a plethora of hustle culture, which I like to call hustle porn. Hustling, crushing it, killing it, or whatever cool and catchy phrase you want to use is prevalent throughout our present-day culture. Once reserved for sports or the military you're … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Hustle?
Self-Help Media Versus the Real World
In another post I talked about what's wrong with the self-improvement media industry and gave a rebuttal in the form of one word: action. Here I want to share a little about the cycle of self-help and how the real world can truly help us. A few days ago I came across a podcast excerpt … Continue reading Self-Help Media Versus the Real World
An Important Reminder
When I was 17 years old I joined the Louisiana Air National Guard. I was whisked away to San Antonio, Texas for Basic Training and then bused up to Wichita Falls for Tech School. Afterwards, I would spend the next 21 years with some of the greatest men and women I'd ever meet. With numerous … Continue reading An Important Reminder