All posts by Chris Holder

How to Use Discipline to Add New Habits and Gain More Time

How to Use Discipline to Add New Habits and Gain More Time

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By the time this article hits your eyes, we will be almost a month into the new year. 2017 — sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? A fresh start, new beginnings, and a worldwide surge to becoming the person you always wished to be. No matter your resolution for this new year, there is one solidifying factor that resonates throughout all our goals: discipline.…

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So You Can Stay Longer: A Letter to My Fellow Fathers

So You Can Stay Longer: A Letter to My Fellow Fathers

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As fathers, one of the greatest blessings of our lives are the births of our children. I can’t speak for all of you, but I’m sure the vast majority of you dads feel the way I do about my kids. I love them so much it hurts. I have three, a boy and two girls and they are the best part of my day.…

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A Simple, But Not Easy 20-Minute Weight-Loss Workout

A Simple, But Not Easy 20-Minute Weight-Loss Workout

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The idea of “cardio” has a bit of a stigma. Cardio, by definition, is currently out-of-style and because of the tough-guy mentality that pervades many of the training systems in today’s fitness industry, classic cardio for weight loss and conditioning has become taboo.

Well, I’m here to tell you, there’s a workout out there that not only keeps us old timers who love our cardio and our cardio machines happy, but will also give the “hard as nails” group something to chew on.…

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Chinese Medicine - 3 Bodies

The 3 Bodies: How to Take a Holistic Perspective on Health

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The complete integration of all aspects of ourselves is what true health is all about — i.e. a “holistic” approach. What most of us don’t understand is there are three very distinct versions of ourselves that need nurturing. The vast majority of us are familiar with the concept of mind/body/spirit, but it is safe to say our understanding of the function of each is probably lacking.…

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The Challenge of Silence

The Challenge of Silence and the Unexpected Power It Holds

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Silence. True silence. How many of you have ever experienced it? For most of us who live in a hustle and bustle type of world, the idea of true silence sounds beautiful (no pun intended). What I’m about to share with you is my story with silence — the grace, the joy, and the terror of it. Getting truly quiet is much more difficult than you think.…

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How to Live to 100: Pick a Goal and Get After It

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How many of you were athletes as a younger person? I know I was. I played all different sports, but settled into being a full-time football player by high school. I received a full-ride scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University and finished my career there. The camaraderie with my teammates, the coming together for one goal, and endless hours of preparation to win gave us all a reason push.…

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Man With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Why You Need to Know About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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If you search the Internet for pelvic floor dysfunction, the reports will tell you it primarily affects women. Well, I can tell you from firsthand experience that guys are not exempt. And you or someone you love is likely dealing with the discomfort and pain of this mysterious ailment.

The story you are about to read is my own experience with pelvic floor dysfunction and how I found my way out of a miserable four months.…

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9 Eye-Opening Ways to Expand Your Empathy and Gratitude

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It’s a beautiful Sunday in San Luis Obispo, California (National Geographic and Oprah Winfrey’s “Happiest Place in America”). I’m returning home from a weekend of wine tasting in Napa with my beautiful wife and our closest friends. This was one of the first weekends in a few years where my wife and I got to run off without the kids. We returned home to a flag football game, my daughter’s softball practice, and an afternoon of kicking back.…

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How to Quit Caffeine

How I Quit Caffeine and How You Can Do It Better

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How many of you live for your coffee in the morning (or anytime of the day for that matter)? Any of you love the taste and the bubbles of an ice cold Coke? How about an energy drink or one of those little energy shots? How many of you couldn’t make it to lunchtime without your morning fix?

The reason I ask is because I was one of you.…

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6 Phase Meditation

How the 6 Phase Meditation Transformed My Life

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There are three time investments every person should make to help themselves thrive:

  1. Make time for the divine. It’s my firm belief that your personal, intimate relationship with your sense of divinity (whatever that is to you) is your lifeline. Take time to cultivate that relationship like you do with every other relationship in your life.
  2. Make time to exercise daily.
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Sleep Guidelines for Health

Sleep Guidelines: Do You Love Your Bed?

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Let’s talk about your bed. How many of you love your bed? And, for the purposes of this article, I’m not asking you if you love to sleep or get close to the one you adore. I’m talking about your bed itself.

The reason I ask is if you don’t love your bed, you have a fairly large problem, one you might not fully understand you have.…

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