Ep 076 – 100 Days Without Alcohol

So here is a unique episode in that there is no guest. It’s just me, sharing my experience giving up alcohol for 100 days. I hope you enjoy my experience, both the positive and negative. WorkOutNerdOut! Dumbbells and Dragons is a member of the AlmostBetter.net network and is powered by …

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Being Better

I had several ideas for blog posts this month. I thought about documenting how the progress on my Hippolyta cosplay is going. I considered writing an armor tutorial. I gave serious thought to getting out all of my feelings in regards to the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia …

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Dealing with Cyber Bullies and Internet Creepers

I grew up trying to avoid confrontation at all costs. No part of me enjoyed debating under any circumstances. I didn’t really voice my opinions in a crowd very often, and when social media became more widely used that was no different for me. Last weekend, around 2am, as I …

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Mindfulness and Sleep: Review Part 2

Welcome back Dragons!  Last time we were introduced to the  mechanism of self-regulation and the relationship of mindfulness and sleep.  This time we’ll delve deeper into more aspects and outcomes of mindfulness and the impact it has on sleep.  Let’s dive in! Relationship: Well-Being Mindfulness training can promote well-being through …

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Continuation Into Mindfulness – Part 2

This simple, 3 minute, guided breathing meditation is a quick way to clear your mind and take in your current experience.  Stop reading now Dragons, and play this video to become present in this moment. This is an example of a mindfulness training exercise.  I also utilize body scanning, sitting, …

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Mindfulness Part 1: Brief Introduction

The first time I heard about mindfulness I was a bit skeptical but after the first day of practicing I was completely sold!  Like most everyone, I have my faults and have areas of improvement that I would love to advance.  This is a holistic incorporation of everything from interpersonal …

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Alternate Reality: Lessons Taken from Superman Red Son

Yesterday is gone and tomorrow hasn’t happened yet; how are you living your today?  We only get one life and cannot go back in time to change what has happened in the past.  But what if things were different?  What if we got a do-over in another time and another …

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Ep 048 – ForceWithin.Net w/ Mike Sweetman

https://media.blubrry.com/dumbbellsanddragons/p/content.blubrry.com/dumbbellsanddragons/Ep_048-Mike_Sweetman_The_Force_Within.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMike Sweetman is a teacher, personal trainer, and yoga instructor. He is also a giant nerd! He is a huge fan of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and board games. He recently relaunched and rebranded his social …

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