“Where the inspirational figure is selected for us, and the gap between their life and ours is too great, the effect is not one of encouragement but of disillusionment - especially if their story is told in terms of personal qualities like bravery or persistence. Knowing a famous person has the same impairment as you can be reassuring, but only in the vague way that hearing of a successful distant relative is reassuring. Most of us will never scale Everest, compete for our country at sports or have a showbiz career. This doesn't mean we've failed.”—
For BBC’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Mark Brown questions the value of glorifying role models who share our own disabilities and pathologies.
A flipside of the same coin to consider is the perilous “tortured genius” myth of creativity, which implies that depression, addiction, and other mental health issues that plagued some successful creators were central to their genius. The human antidotes to this mythology are worthy role models.
it seems like so many people are confused about how to lose weight and how many calories they should eat and what workouts to do. so i’m posting three awesome videos that you should all watch. you will learn so much. i promise!
I hope this helps all of you who are confused!
Day 9: Youtube 30 Day Workout
Hey guys! I created a fancy-shmancy 30 Day Youtube Calendar — you can download it for free here! I’m doing the 30 days with you guys, and sharing my tips and tricks along the way. You can see all of my posts about the Youtube Workout here. Good luck!
Day 9: 5 Minutes to Slim from Fitness Blender
Hey guys! Sorry today’s workout is so late, I was meeting up for coffee with an old friend from high school. It’s so interesting to see people change and find their calling, embracing new passions and goals, don’t you think?
Anyways, today’s workout is HIIT! Maximum results in less time. This one’s a toughie, but I know you can do it! Lots of fat burning plyo, and what will become your “favorite” move of all time: burpee jacks!
What You’ll Need: Good tennis shoes
Time Required: 5-10 minutes
- Don’t forget to warm up and cool down! I do dynamic stretches (Frankensteins, walking toe touches, buttkicks, high knees) before nearly every intense workout, and a little bit of yoga afterwards. Just do SOMETHING to warm up your muscles, and then let them cool off. Even if it’s just jogging in place.
- I did this workout twice in a row, and it’s a challenge! See if, after a short active break, you can do this workout twice for a total of ten minutes :)
I’m sweaty and gross as I type this, but I feel awesome!
Keep up the great work and I’ll see you lovely people tomorrow :)