I grew up playing card games like Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon. Along the way, I was hardcore into video games like Halo 2, Final Fantasy XI, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and Hearthstone.
Remember that South Park World of Warcraft episode?
I can relate.
Then I became self-conscious about playing so many video games. You know, because I let other people’s opinions make me feel bad for playing so much.
P.S. Don’t ever let someone take that spirit away. Do what you love. For real.
This led me to pick up the guitar and start playing rock music. Because, then people would think that’s more worthy than playing video games, right? A few years later, I became a songwriter and placed a couple songs on local radio, too. But none of that really mattered, because I wasn’t happy.
Why did I start this blog?
One day in 2010, I severely injured my back practicing yoga after a solid game of League of Legends. Yup, yoga.
That was life showing me some tough love and saying: “Yo dude, fix your posture and start taking better care of yourself.” I realized I needed to start leveling up my character IRL before my digital counterparts. Priorities, man.
There was something within me, not the video games themselves, that was causing (at times) an unhealthy approach and practice of my love for video games.
I was running from a lot of things and distracting myself.
This led me through some dark times and on a relentless pursuit of health knowledge and self introspection. I want to share my journey and sentiments on life and health. Maybe something sticks and makes us both better people and better gamers.
Who’s this blog for?
This blog is for the addicts (hey, takes one to know one). The casuals. The professionals. Even for those who wear those graphic tees that are completely unoriginal.
Maybe you’re too busy with school and work to study, explore, and integrate newfound, beneficial health knowledge into your life. I aim to present my findings with practicality and efficiency so you can keep your focus on what you do best.
Knowledge is power, but only if applied. Habits, once realized and then practiced, become a very part of your everyday being. And when you choose health, you choose life.
You’re worth it.
You are a self-healing machine.
I’ve been fortunate enough to learn some tips from some really great and super knowledgable physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and other healers.
These tips significantly helped my chronic back tension, muscular imbalances, and joint pain. These maladies plagued my life for several years and as a result created some related psychological scarring. I can’t say I’d be here without it as cliche as that may sound.
But you know what, when life gives us a problem it also hands us the ability to meet it with the proper solution. I feel the common ground we share as humans is our need to be free and feel good in the process.
Feel free to drop me a line on the Contact page if you have any concerns or just want someone to chat with. I’ll be around.
Thanks for reading.