I sat down with my wife, Yana, to discuss a variety of every day life topics, including parenthood, marriage, living your truth, being vulnerable and putting yourself out there, tuning out the negativity from the outside world and hopes and aspirations we seek to achieve in life.
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So you think you can dance? Then listen to Ep. 4 of The Optimal Life Podcast with Megan Kohler. Megan went from high school cheerleader to college cheerleader to college dancer to NBA dancer. A lifelong Clevelander, she knows what it takes to make it at the professional dance level. She also knows what it takes to stay in shape so that an optimized body translates to an optimized mind. 5 A.M. workouts are not just a novelty – they are part of her everyday routine.
I want to thank Megan again for coming on the show. She peeled back the curtain to life as an NBA dancer :: providing insight into its intense tryout process, practice schedule, and the mental focus required to handle “audibles” during live NBA games. She also had a cool story about LeBron and Kobe.
Check her out @missmeganvk on Instagram and be inspired by her intense fitness and nutrition regimen & journey.
All, I want to keep this post short and sweet as we head into the new year. In 2018, I have vowed to find gratitude in life’s simple moments.
Not every day is a “walk in the park,” but every day is a gift.
Be grateful for everything in your life that is not catastrophic. Find joy in the little things – i.e. playing with your kids, reading a book, having a good meal, exercising, etc. There are people in this world who won’t experience any of these moments that so many of us consider normal or even take for granted. Therefore, I vow to be more conscious, more aware and more appreciative of life’s “tiny” blessings in 2018.
Happy New Year!