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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GAME Plan: The final post.

Hey, Dragons! This week’s post will be my last GAME Plan. I’m taking on a lot of other projects and so something had to go, and unfortunately it was this column. I’m not going far, though. Kenny knows where to find me, so I’m sure I’ll make guest appearances in …

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GAME Plan: Here comes the summer.

Hey, Dragons! As the summer approaches and my schedule begins to shift from busy, end of the school year activities to a more social/travel focused break, I’m starting to plan how my fitness and nutrition needs will change because of it. The biggest change to my schedule is the loss …

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