This week on Alan Hargreaves’ Recharge on Air
MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
What about business? Contrary to a lot of motivational hype, don’t visualize success. Rather, visualize yourself exercising the management techniques that will make you successful. Work on the process, not on the outcome.
Listen to Alan’s podcast to find out more ... live link in the bio
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💥I NEED YOUR HELP 💥
Comment below with what you would like to see more pistols or pull ups???
You may think these two movements are easy for me. . . Well I will let you in on a secret. . . It took me two years of training these movement over and over again! There was a lot of frustrations with questions and comments wrestlers within my head, “why am I not progressing!?”
I didn’t see I was progressing because I thought I would be able to lift a certain amount at a certain time period in my program. I would judge myself for not accomplishing where I thought would be in the time frame of my training. 🤦🏼♀️
Going back to my water skiing days I remembered quickly the importance of play with any progression. There would be many embarrassing moments with water skiing but if I would get frustrated I knew my body would not be relaxed for water skiing. I had to find the fun in training similar to how I found the fun in water skiing. I had to add a little play to my programs. 🤗
So lets play! Tell me what type of progressions you would like to see here Pistols or Pull Up? Ready Go 👇🏼
Men Matter in Miscarriage.
But very little research is dedicated to refining the male factor in recurrent miscarriage. A study that got a lot of buzz this week from London found a higher incidence of poor sperm quality in men with recurrent pregnancy loss compared to men without recurrent pregnancy loss.
The press is a buzz with this finding.
I agree that men are important (especially since the most common cause of miscarriage is chromosome imbalance in the embryo - a genetic issue) however the study is quite flawed.
The study compared 50 men in couples with recurrent pregnancy loss to 63 healthy men recruited for the study. Hormone levels and sperm parameters were compared between the two groups and the men with miscarriages had poor sperm parameters, higher DNA fragmentation in the sperm, and lower hormone levels like testosterone and estrogen.
However, the study group with men with miscarriages was significantly older (average 7 years older) and more overweight that the control group.
Age and obesity have been proven to play a role in sperm parameters and hormone levels - so the conclusions for this study surrounding miscarriage are a big assumption to make.
My take away: Men Matter in Miscarriage and studies like these are extremely important BUT this study is flawed - we need more.
Article by Jayasena CN, et al. Reduced Testicular Steroidogenesis and Increased Semen Oxidative Stress in Male Partners as Novel Markers of Recurrent Miscarriage.Clin Chem. 2019 Jan;65(1):161-169. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2018.289348.
I could not let the day end without sharing this. This time last year, I attended the Beautiful Business Women 2018 Calendar Reveal, hosted and created by the Beautiful Robin Charles Living @itsrobinl My Sister, Kim Knight @kimgotbooksknight was featured in the calendar and I was there to support her. I remember meeting some AMAZINGLY wonderful, talented, creative and God fearing women. The energy in the room was off the charts!! I remember thinking to myself, Wow... I’d love to be a part of this network of women. Who would’ve known that a year later I’d be one of the featured authors in the 2019 Calendar.🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 God never ceases to amaze me!! I’m beyond grateful and honored to be a part of this year’s Calendar! Thank you Robin for the opportunity and allowing me to hold down the Ms. April spot!🙌🏾🙏🏽😘
After a 10 day retreat , I am so happy that I am back from the other side.💓 😹🧡 I would like to share a small part of my experience from my ten day retreat here :
I stayed in a private place that allowed me to focus on long time meditation, writing , painting and reading....on this inner journey I had many questions about my life and some private conversations with my heart. In this period of time I am also glad that I finished several chapters in my new book and started several paintings. I had to face the pain from my past again on my inner journey.
The journey had sorrow , frustration, but it was also filled with love and magic.
All this will be part of my new book.
I am really looking forward to sharing it soon .
I am staying at the Upper West Side these days. I just encountered this beautiful 35 years old second hand book store! They are going out of business at the end of February. Please come check it out . They have such great great books here! All the books are 30% off now.
Today I got two books for gifts for my birthday. (After 12:00🥰)Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson, and a book by Herman Hesse, called Klingsor’s Last Summer.
😍🧡🥰 The best way to celebrate my new year—READING!!!!!✨✨✨
"So, where am I?"
"Hmph I guess some Mexican city." They were liers, his friends, they lied, cheated, left him alone. "But I know why I am here , I am gonna save him.."
"Honey!!" a voice echoed from a distance.
"Honey!!" the voice continued and got louder.
. "Where am I?" I tried to open my eyes, holy f*ck that was painful !!! "I was about to save so many times Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio." I tried to come up with words, my eyes paining and red.
"Oh seriously? Well I am proud of my baby by the way." she teased planting a kiss over my temple.
"Was that a dream? I was about to save..., I hope you understand the gravity of my words."
"You again watched Inception and slept in the middle, right? I guess this was the 17th time and again it planted a dream in your subconscious mind."
"I am sorry maths was never my strong subject. My love for maths is same as the love of a medical aspirant for physics."
"Haha" she laughed
"Like you prefer Leonardo DiCaprio over S.R.K." She teased again knowing that I prefer the later, passing a coffee to wake me up completely.
Special thanks for edits @ch_muskan_6215 .
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LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL DEFEATED BECAUSE LOVE DOESN'T NEED YOUR PERMISSION TO EXIST🙇🏿♀️🙇🏿♀️🙇🏿♀️🙇🏿♀️ LOVE IS THE BEACON THAT GUIDES YOU THROUGH THE STORMS EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T SEE IT OR FEEL IT; IT'S ALWAYS THERE.
AND WHEN YOU COME THROUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORM IT'S THE FIRST THING YOU'LL SEEK AND IT WILL BE THERE PATIENTLY WAITING ON YOU WITH OPEN ARMS💝💝💝💝
GET BACK TO LOVE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO😍😍😍😍
ABUNDANT BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL MUAHHHH 😘😘😘😘💝💝💝💝
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🎬 Talent is everywhere, but it takes the right representation to get noticed.
I’ve been writing.
Not the hardcore I’m-on-deadline type of writing, but new fresh exploratory writing. I knew Halfling’s arrival would throw my creative rhythms out the window. But I also knew that he would inspire new creative rhythms. So I left these months after his birth open to write whatever I feel like writing, whether it ends up getting published or not. Whether it ends up being read by anybody other than myself or not. Whether it’s “good” or not. To write as frequently or as infrequently as I wanted/needed.
It’s free writing. It’s my favorite type of writing, because for some reason I’m able to do it without being hindered by the idea of others’ expectations or the risk of failure.
I’m enjoying dabbling in a new story. I’m enjoying the tea-by-the-window, Halfling-in-his-bouncer mornings of pen and papering. I’m enjoying the snowy days that look like Narnia and promise inspiration.
And I pray that an equally free and inspiring creative time will find you before the month’s end. 💕
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I’m San Francisco bound! I’ll be in town to speak about how our family navigated the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a gender creative LGBTQ child. I’ll also offer tips for supporting kids like CJ to help them beat the statistics and launch healthily into adulthood. Book signing to follow.
Wed, 2/6, 7pm, 151 Oak Street, San Francisco. Link in bio to learn more and get tickets.
The event is brought to you by SPEAK (Speakers for Parents Education and Knowledge), a coalition of San Francisco K-8 schools that have joined together to enrich the education and learning experiences of their families, children and communities.