Tune Out to Turn Up


Technology very easily allows us talk and share information. With that ease can come a shift in perspective. We can find ourselves believing that talking and sharing are synonymous with taking action and caring.

‘Tis the Season – Filter Funk


Sometimes it’s just too easy to get overwhelmed by the world and get lost in other people’s dreams and goals while completely dissing your own as either frivolous or unworthy.  Sitting at the breakfast table Sunday morning, I was reading the Sunday paper. In the Cary News section, I learned about a church that had […]

Life Filter


“The social media world is constantly talking. Your most powerful skills are those of discretion, focus, and filtering.”

Run and Let Run – Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad


One thing to know about me.  I don’t listen to music when I run.  Not even for the marathon.  I don’t listen to it when I drive the 12 hours back to my boyhood hometown.  Both for the same reason:  I have a lot of mind-clearing to do.  For me running is a conversation between […]

Running – Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad


We all have our favorites. Favorite foods, favorite book, favorite television show, favorite exercise. At one time, running was my long -time love. Turns out, Running did not love me. It was a destructive relationship. “Why you want to Treat me so bad ?” I loved Running in Umstead Park.  Or heading to the track […]

Jekyll and Hyde – Fighting the Food Demon


Dare I reveal the EZ-Hyde? OK, I acknowledge he exists, that’s the first step to finding a cure. The question:  which is my dominant persona? No manner of exercise can compensate for bad nutritional choices. For me, it is easier for Dr. Jekyll to handle the workouts and stay active. But, when it comes to […]

Undiscovered Happiness


I have always been motivated to help others. There was a time when this consistently came at the expense of my own well-being. I would sacrifice sleep for workouts, coaching, and writing. I was hardly home. I burdened my wife with taking care of the kids and dragging them to basketball games where I was […]

Planting Seeds


We’re in the middle of the 2nd quarter of 2017 and this year has had its challenges but what year hasn’t? For me this year has brought unexpected changes. Some good. Some not so good. How do you stay focused during a year of ups and downs? Maybe it’s an unexpected injury. Maybe you learned […]



Improve how I get down at life and inspire others to do the same. When I started Hype4Life, that was my focus. Somewhere along the way my focus shifted. My desires to see growth slid me off track. This became apparent to me after watching a video shared by my home gizal Terese. Coach Auriemma […]

Hype4Raks – Be the 1


Maybe it is the fact I am getting old or maybe it is the onslaught of instantaneous information through social media, it seems there’s alot of stuff going on in the USA and the world. Unfortunately,  a lot of the stuff is goolosh ( our term for bad things) – Actions that are not positive […]