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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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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GAME A Few Tips, Tricks, and Resources.

 Hey, Dragons! Like many of you, I browse the interwebs on a daily basis, and I know I will often run across articles and resources that I find interesting and want to go back to, but I never do. So I thought this week, it might be a good idea …

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Ep 049 – BJ Keeton, Author & Podcaster

https://media.blubrry.com/dumbbellsanddragons/p/content.blubrry.com/dumbbellsanddragons/Ep_049-BJ_Keeton_Author_Podcaster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDragons, I love the Geek to Geek Podcast. It introduced me to Beej and Void. Two awesome nerds who I reached out to on twitter. We have quickly become fast friends. Beej lost over 100 lbs in his …

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GAME Plan: The Personal Trainer.

Hey, Dragons! Happy New Year! Last night, my husband and I had our first session with our new personal trainer. Not only was it exciting because we’re taking the first steps in changing our fitness levels, but he made the whole experience fun for us. He focuses on suspension training, …

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GAME Plan: Being Mindful of Me.

Hey, Dragons! I’m excited about 2017 and I’m determined to make the last year of my 30s the happiest of my life. While I have big plans for the new year, I’m trying not to wait for that New Year’s resolution to start making changes that will help me reach …

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GAME Plan: Planning to be Happy.

Hey, Dragons! I recently stumbled upon a podcast that I have to share. It’s called Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In each episode, Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth talk about daily tips and tricks that you can do to make your life happier. They also explore different personality traits that affect …

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GAME Plan: Trimming the Holiday Fat

Hey, Dragons! Next week launches the holiday season with an entire day dedicated to eating. If you are a stress eater like me, the holidays are a perfect marriage of stress and access to things to eat. It’s not reasonable for any of us to expect to stay on our …

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GAME Plan: Positivity.

Hey, Dragons! I’ve been pretty down lately. My commutes have been consistently 2 hours or more, I’ve been completely swamped at work, and the election is generating a consistent buzz of anger and negativity. So it has hard to stay motivated and on track with my fitness goals. The biggest …

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GAME Plan: Self-Care.

Hey, Dragons! I’ve spent a lot of time in this column talking about things I’m doing to improve my physical and dietary health. While these things are definitely important, it’s vital to make sure we take care of our mental and emotional health as well. A couple years ago, I …

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