what is joy

Let’s Talk About Joy

Danial Hooper Uncategorized

So yeah… I recently wrote about happiness. It was important for me to take some times and break down the essence of happiness while doing my best to attempt to spread it to the people I love. Such as you, I love you. You’re my best friend. It goes 1) You 2) Jesus 3) Ghosto [my cat] 4) my wife. Don’t tell Joanie. After the article, I had a number of people reach out to me and ask about the …

Death to Dadbod: Happiness in Misery

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

2020 sucks. This entire year has been one long, unbreakable drag of suckage. It’s draining, it’s discouraging, and I’m pretty sure it’s our fault. We’ve been dipping our toe into the hot garbage sea for the last few years and it’s probably time we jump in. Feet first. Don’t believe me? Well, then you’re a fancy pants, Flanders. I’ve been burning the candles at both ends and pretending to enjoy when my fingers get scabby. My diet consists of bad …

harder to kill, easier to love

Harder to Kill, Easier to Love

Christy McCarty Uncategorized

“Resilient people are harder to kill, easier to love… You’ve gotta understand and accept that bad stuff is gonna happen, but you have to set yourself up for success.” -Pat Barber What a year. 2020, guys. It’s been a year of wonder.  We are living in a time when the pace of world change has reached an exponential rate, and society seems to be spinning frantically on its axis. Each of us has been reached by the wildly unique events …

happiness

Let’s Talk About Happiness

Danial Hooper Brain Gainz, Death to Dadbod

So yeah… We live in a world starved for happiness. We’re forgetful, we’re tired, and we’re always moving on to the next thing. Our collective brains are great at dwelling on negativity, and mother culture says bad news creates better ratings. We crave happiness, but we don’t know what to do when we have it. It’s like old Don Draper once said, “But what is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness.” How about this… How insane is …

Big-Picture View

An Unreasonable Podcast: Why Have a Big-Picture View?

Christy McCarty Podcast

Why Have a Big-Picture View? In their most recent Unreasonable Family podcast episode, Pat and Taz sit down together to discuss why it’s important to keep a big-picture focus. How do we avoid getting lost in the minutiae? Those little details can cause us to lose track of our big-picture goal we set out to obtain. Have you lost track of what you’re trying to accomplish? Whether in your business, your health, your self-development, your relationships, your parenting. Why is …

No Grit, No Pearl.

Christy McCarty Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness, Uncategorized

“No grit, no pearl.”  Tiny phrase, big meaning. Merriam Webster states that grit can mean a hard, sharp granule, as of sand, also: material, as many abrasives, composed of such granules.  Or it can also be the firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Pearls.com explains that pearls form when an irritant works its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. …

new challenges

Death to Dadbod – New Challenges

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

New Challenges are healthy. They are a necessary opportunity to establish a path you didn’t know existed. Struggle breaths life into a skeleton. Rain feeds a dying plant. But dude, new challenges are soooo challenging. I started a new job on Monday. It’s exciting. FNX is awesome. Products are awesome, people are awesome, and the environment is exactly what I’ve been missing. It ain’t easy, but man… it’s fun. There’s a CrossFit gym attached to it. All the equipment, all the …

Let’s Talk About Apologies

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

So yeah… How to Apologize I don’t know if I’m in the right mindset to write this today. The range of emotions racing through my mind has me unable to truly focus. For the last 10 years, I worked in Corporate America. As of Wednesday, that’s no longer the case. It’s bittersweet, to be sure, but 10 years anywhere is bound to seep into your bones. I’m shook… and, excited. I feel this sense of relief and disdain. Fear and …

Family Time: Quality versus Quantity

Family Time: Quality versus Quantity — Unreasonable Podcast

Christy McCarty Family, Relationships

In this episode, Pat and Taz talk about family time: quality versus quantity. The Barbers, along with their friends Sean and Kim Pastuch explore their (differing) opinions on the topic. If you know Sean, you know how he loves to go against the grain with everything he does. Therefore, his perspective on parenting is no different. Lucky for him, he has his supportive and most amazing wife, Kimberly. She keeps him grounded and brings him back in line. “My default …

self talk

Death to Dadbod: Self Talk/Arguing With Myself

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

“It’s not supposed to be easy. If it were, it wouldn’t work. Nothing easy results in growth. You persevere by making choices to overcome and offer more effort than excuses. This is why you train, not to win a trophy, but to flourish physically and mentally… and spiritually. You’re here to improve. Be like the clock, keep moving.” – Me, during a little self talk (er, therapy) session in the middle of a short workout. Self Talk I’ve been here …