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Dr. Darian Parker
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Remember Me By How I Handle Losing, Not By How I Handle Winning
Winning is great isn't it? When somebody wins something you can immediately sense the joy on their face. They love it. Who doesn't love to win and be praised for it? Athletes all over the world will be converging upon Rio for the Olympics to try to validate...

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The Power of Positive Touch and Positive Words
My wife loves to watch NBC Nightly News. I'm not much of a news guy. While I know its important to pay attention to whats going on in the world, so much of the coverage is negative. Its hard for me to watch something where story after story is about crime, ...

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The Line Between Connection and Disconnection
Working in a gym all day, you get to see so many human behaviors. Some good, some bad, some just neutral. I've noticed a particularly disturbing habit in the gym that I manage and I believe its indicative of a larger problem in our society. It started a few...

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Death by SOP's
If you knew me in college then you new that I had this legendary process that I would complete at the beginning of every academic semester. As a collegiate athlete I knew that my time was very precious. I certainly did not have enough hours in the day to co...

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Positive Disruptions
Traditions are wonderful elements of life. As human beings we spend a lot of time developing, cultivating and maintaining a variety of long standing traditions. Many of those traditions are related to holidays or family gatherings. Traditions such as Thanks...

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Can You Lead?
I'm a big time sports fan. I grew up in a family that valued and watched sports around the clock.. I basically grew up with Sports Center on the TV. My love for playing and learning about sports was fueled primarily by my father's huge love for sports. My D...

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The Curious Case of Social Media Conections
Social media is one of the most intriguing and game changing technology inventions of this era. People are more connected than ever across the globe. You can now be on the other side of the world and continue to have regular contact with friends and family ...

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What Makes You Different Can Make You Great
High school is often a fun yet turbulent time for many teenagers. I can remember my own high school years and it was filled with a variety of different and challenging experiences. In particular, I never really felt like I fit in with the typical high schoo...

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Follow Your Effort
I'm a huge sports fan. I literally grew up learning about and playing sports up until my mid 20's. While I am no longer a competitive athlete, I still love keeping up with most sports on a very serious level. My wife always says that guys who grow up on spo...

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Never Trust a Big Butt with a Smile
(Singing) Girl I must warn you I sense something strange in my mind Situation is serious.... Ahhh....those lyrics take me way back in the day when I lived in Germany. I remember the first time I heard the song " Poison ." I was on a military based in Schwab...
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