These tips are created for young adults that aim to make healthy choices and live balanced lives. Teenage tips are written with teens in mind but most tips are pretty relevant for all age groups. Feel free to share with others.
The phrase "birds of a feather flock together" sums up the next tip in this series. Who you hang around will more than likely determine what you do and how you act. Here's a good example: when I'm back home visiting my family, I'm loud, country, and comfortable. I clown around and love to laugh. When I'm teaching at school, things are a little different. I try to be on my best behavior. I make sure all my I's are dotted and all my T's are crossed. I do my job. When I'm with m
I had an awesome opportunity to build with a group of about 60 young men and another 40 or so coworkers a couple of weeks ago. I went with my school to the Leadership Academy at Outdoor Odyssey in Boswell, PA. I'll be the first to say that this program was physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually demanding. I have never experienced a more physically demanding program in my life! I'm sure many of the young men would also agree. The sad reality of this program is that
Notice the tightrope walker in the picture (although I think he's pretty crazy to do this; then again, someone told me I lost my mind when I jumped out of an airplane a few months ago). Remember when he walked on this tightrope across Niagara Falls not long ago (search it on YouTube)? If you have seen the video, you never saw the tightrope walker run across the tightrope. That would be pretty ridiculous. Instead, he carefully placed his foot one in front of the other. He also
There's a reason why an electrical outlet must be grounded. It keeps electrical appliances from blowing up and causing electrical shock to those around.
I overheard some kids speaking about this young man and how good he was at basketball so when the kid walked in my room, I said "I heard you can play basketball pretty well". He didn't respond. So I asked, "can you"? He just sort of shrugged his shoulders like "I guess so." What I liked about his response is he didn't seem
One of the most popular phrases among young people now is YOLO (you only live once). It's kinda like the sayings we had back in the day such as "check yourself before you wreck yourself" or "if you don't know, you better ask somebody". Either way, the phrase YOLO has become popular because it encourages people to take risks, stretch themselves beyond boundaries, and live life to the fullest. Some people take this to the extreme and feel that YOLO gives them the right to make
I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out that what you eat on a daily basis has a lot to do with how you look and feel physically. For example, if you continuously eat greasy hamburgers every day, you're probably going to gain a few pounds and eventually cause your health to be garbage. At the same time, if you eat a balanced diet with the right servings of fruits, vegetables, meats, grains, and whatever else is on that food pyramid you learned about in element
Imagine you've just been given the opportunity to play in a national championship basketball game and you have the choice of selecting four teammates to play with you. You’re representing your state in the National Teen Basketball Association (yeah, I know I made it up but it sounds pretty good right?) and up for grabs is top prize of $1,000,000 and the recognition of being the baddest b-ball team in the nation. So, who do you pick to play on your team? Well you pick people t
I've had the chance to talk with a couple of guys this week and this common theme continues to come up. It seems like it is so hard for young men to make the right decisions. Peer pressure is just one part of this huge puzzle when it comes down to making the right choices. What's really funny is when I hear kids at school chanting "Do it and you're cool! Do it and you're cool!". I'm pretty sure they're kidding but if you're the average teen, racking up cool points is a pretty
For the next few tips, I want to revisit the first one: Tip #1: Know What It Means to Be a Man and Do What It Takes to Be One. If you haven't had a chance to read it, be sure to do so. In that tip, I discussed 7 characteristics of a man.
The first characteristic is that a man accepts responsibility. To me, being responsible means you can be counted on, you have an obligation to fulfill, and you don't cower when things don't turn out like you think they should. On the other
TV commercials, radio ads, magazines, and the Internet want you to believe that being a man is defined by how much money you have, how many chicks are into you, how much SWAG you have, or how muscular you are. While it's great to have some of those things as a man, it saddens me to know that probably half of the men out there don't know what it truly means to be a man and furthermore, when they k new they became a man. That was me. I hope to clear this up. I Corinthians 13:11