Helloooo! Welcome to MY PAGE! My own little chunk of the World Wide Web. It's very exciting.
My career started while in college at a little Top 40 station in Clare, Michigan (the Gateway to the North). Not only was I a weekend DJ, but I was also the station janitor. No kidding! I did what was needed to break into the biz, even if it included scrubbing toilets.
After Clare, it was on to Saginaw, Michigan, a decade in Kalamazoo (yes, there really is...), north to Grand Rapids, and then south to Greenville, where I'm excited to take over afternoons on MY 102.5!!!
I met the love of my life in Kalamazoo at a wine festival. Kelcey told me on that first night: "You'll never meet a girl in Kalamazoo." Apparently not... that night! But I won her over with my charm, wit, and a great deal of wine. We married in September of 2001. She's my best friend.
Born: Troy, Michigan
Wife: Kelcey Carlson, anchor/reporter WRAL-TV
Pets: Dog- Phil Stubbs!
Kids: Two! Charlie, born in 2007, and Kellen, born in 2011
16 days have gone by and Psychology Today has FINALLY told me what the most important things to remember are for this year... here's a sample:
The most important things for parents...
Have a good relationship with their kids. Kids pick up their life lessons by watching their parents. Set a good example.
The most important thing a man can do for his love...
...Cherish them. If your mate feels loved and knows you have their back, it creates a strong foundation.
The important thing a woman can do for her partner...
...be a great cheerleader. We all need to be the star player in the eyes of the person we love.
The most important thing to give yourself is...
...time. Wasting time, which is different from relaxing, is one of the ways we hurt ourselves. Wasting time falls under anger, resentment, feeling sorry for ourselves, and plotting revenge.
Get the rest here
The Psychology for Exercise Success!
There are three mental keys to starting and maintaining an exercise routine, says Dallas-based sports psychologist Julie Bell. It takes 21 to 28 days to develop a habit, she says. Bell says, "Getting your mind wrapped around the goal is a big part of it. We focus on the physical part of it. There’s a big mental component."
1. Have confidence in your plan and stick with it. Bell cites examples of dieters who have a new plan every other day because they did not have confidence in the original plan.
2. Recognize incremental success from the get-go. Bell says people expect to hit their goal on day one. "We have to know what our starting place is and what our goal is. Anything above starting that’s working toward the goal is considered success."
3. Commit to being uncomfortable for a month. Creating new routines requires doing unfamiliar things, which can raise your anxiety level. It takes time for new practices to become habits.
We love to play doctor!
A new Pew survey found 35% of us like to play doctor and use the Internet to self diagnose our medical issues. The main reason we turn to the Internet first is to decide whether or not to consult a doctor. A third of us just handled it on our own.
This article states the obvious two dangers here --
Duh! You think it's a cold; the internet tells you it's a brain tumor. Thank you for the heart attack, Internet!
Today is National Nothing Day
ABC: All new tonight starting with The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Suburgatory, and Nashville
CBS: Criminal Minds and CSI are new
NBC: reruns tonight
FOX: The premiere of American Idol (2-hours)
CW: Arrow and Supernatural are both new tonight
"Dad, Can you write in the dark?"
"I think so. What is it you want me to write?"
"Your name on this report card."