Going to miss you SAS


At the core of all things Hype4Life lies a strong belief in the importance of change. Some changes are quick and repetitive. Those are the types of things we tackle in our challenges. Things like deciding to exercise, drink water, and make healthier choices daily. Other types of change require patience, an understanding who we […]



In an email a little while back, one of my nieces asked “How do you stay motivated?”. Back in my heyday I was incredibly active and worked my way into pretty good shape. After two torn achilles, bouts with chronic plantar fasciitis (likely due to my very flat feet), a hip labral tear, and a continuous […]

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.

Thankful for Growth


As we celebrate Thanksgiving today many of us are thankful for many things. Our family, our lives, our Iove one’s, our health and many other countless blessings. Today, As I walk the white sands at Destin Florida. I am thankful for my growth, personal and professional. Growth is uniquely measured. Everyone’s growth can’t be measured […]

‘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.”

Family Music Bonding with Prince


By: Nicole Benson 100% Cosigned by Danielle Benson My father, Erick Benson, LOVES Prince. I can remember listening to Prince my entire life. As a small child I used to confuse Michael Jackson and Prince because they are both two light skinned artists that sang with a high voice. I’m pretty sure to this day […]

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 […]