Having those people in our lives who see something special in us when we really don’t even see it in ourselves can be life changing. I have written a handful of articles about those who have yanked the best out of me in my personal life: my mom, Ali Deal, and other family members. But I haven’t really written about those who have mentored, fostered, and nurtured my strengths in my professional life. … While I’d hardly consider myself some highly successful businessman, I have found myself in professional positions I never could have imagined I would be in five years ago.
Over the past few decades, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has quickly risen in popularity, drawing audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures worldwide with its combination of striking and grappling techniques. Blending disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and boxing, MMA has created a sporting phenomenon that has demolished traditional boundaries. … As fighters showcase their skills in the cage, the appeal of MMA continues to grow, making a place for itself in Texarkana through Peak Fighting Championship (PFC), a locally owned and managed MMA promotion.
As if there are not already enough questions I ask myself daily about why I am the way I am, I’ve started asking myself a new one. Why in the Sam Hill am I suddenly wide awake the very second my head hits the pillow, when I should be absolutely exhausted at the end of a long, hard day? I get overstimulated, feeling a deep desire to watch every show on Hulu, Google answers to every existential question I have, and stress about the household tasks I’ve had all afternoon to complete.
Yoga, an ancient practice originating in India, has transcended cultural boundaries and evolved into a global phenomenon. … Yoga offers a myriad of physical benefits that contribute to overall well-being. From increased flexibility to enhanced muscular strength, the physical aspects of yoga play a crucial role in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Discover eight benefits of practicing yoga for enhanced health and well-being in 2024. … Improved Flexibility … One of the most noticeable physical benefits of yoga is the remarkable improvement in flexibility.
Once upon a time, I was a carefree little boy, running around my backyard and making explosion noises with my mouth, pretending I was the star in an action movie—much like millions of other kids often do. I spent three-fourths of my childhood laying on the floor, intently staring at whatever movie my mom had popped into the VHS player for me. … Somewhere along my way, the lines began blurring between film and reality, and I started wondering why my life wasn’t playing out quite like those movies I obsessively watched. … In the movies, a peppy
Thomas Curry closed his eyes on the first tee box to say a prayer before his first shot, just like he always had. When he opened his eyes, things were blurry. What suddenly came into focus was the hog on his chest; that was different. He looked around. He saw the trees, the fairway, and his parents watching from a distance. He took a breath. He grabbed his driver. It was go time. … Thomas Curry, son of Caroline and Dr. Andrew (Andy) Curry, is Texarkana’s golf protégé turned Arkansas Razorback after a decorated career at Texas High School.
As I sat down to write my final article of 2023, deep in thought about what I wanted to say, I realized I could take the typical route. I could share the highs and lows of the year, all the lessons learned, or even complain about how another year has passed and I’m still not famous. I know, heartbreaking stuff. … In this thing we call life, it’s way too easy to get consumed by our own daily dramas. We find ourselves submerged in a culture that has made an absolute sport out of self-absorption. We numb and distract ourselves from life’s monotony and hardships with our plethora of vices.
Your Preseason Guide To Hunting Texas’ Wiliest Game Bird … Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine … I scratch the wand across the slate call, and almost instantaneously, the tom turkey responds with a thundering gobble. For 30 minutes, we played a cat-and-mouse game of call and response. He gets closer each time. … Now, he’s 15 yards away. We are eye to eye. … In the shade, turkeys look dark and drab. In the sunlight, however, they shine with an iridescence not seen in many other Texas critters.
As November unrolls its carpet of burnt orange and crispy leaves, it also brings forth the season of togetherness, reflection, and Thanksgiving. This month let’s slice through the pumpkin pie of our digital lives and savor the authenticity that often gets overshadowed by the whipped cream of egos and likes. … With the advent of smartphones and tablets, it seems we’ve all been handed tickets to a digital feast where the main course is carefully curated profiles, and dessert is full of sweet, addictive validation.
Ah, October—the month of crispy leaves, pumpkin patches, and Halloween costumes. It’s a time for spooky tales and candy-induced sugar comas. Or at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be. But apparently, someone forgot to inform the universe that October is not just the runway for December’s holiday extravaganza. … Let’s take a moment to collectively raise our eyebrows at the speed with which people shift from Halloween to Christmas these days. It’s like sprinting from your first bite of turkey to setting up Santa’s sleigh in the blink of an eye.