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How My Life Almost Killed Me – I Need Your Help

It was 8:30 PM on mild 103 degree evening in July of 2014. This was the day that my life was going to kill me. As sure as you read this, I was sure it was over.

Just an hour previous I was in bumper to bumper traffic caught in my daily commute. The headaches were more common, the physical fatigue was overwhelming.

Some days I don’t remember pulling off the interstate exit. It would not be uncommon to sit in the driveway once home simply sitting trying to gather the energy to get out of the car and into the house.

STRESS! Stress was the main culprit that was pressing the boot on my neck.

Lucky for me, my family and my work – I found a way through it.

After meeting with a close friend in the medical field he told me one phrase that changed my life forever.

“Cortisol is the issue, you need to get it under control.”

When you Google Stress Management everything that comes up is specific to holistic approaches like meditation and hot baths. Those things are great yet when you run 110 MPH, that isn’t realistic.

So the science of stress became my everything.


You see after 16 months of research, giving blood every month, taking over 32 different variations of supplements and recording the journey through video, my blog and 7 notebooks – I felt life was better than I can remember it being.


Here is the big news I promised this week:

I have completed a book, natural supplement line and personal consultations to help you! To launch these things I need your help….

If you could take just 2 minutes to tell me what your single biggest stress concern that you have struggled with recently, I would like to help you with what’s been holding you back.

It would mean the world to me and most importantly this information will help me gear upcoming emails towards topics that you specifically want to know more about!

The first 100 people that complete the survey, I will be offering a 40% discount off for the first program launched as soon as it is available!

Survey Link:

Thank you so much for the support!

Cheers to an amazing 2016.

Kolby – Stress Sucks


Chelsea Fine on the Creative Process, Publishing and the Business to Becoming a Best Selling Author


This week we feature our interview with Chelsea Fine. Best selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, wife & mother. We discuss her journey from corporate america to author. From penning an idea, moving past creative block to understanding the business aspects to getting her books in front of readers around the globe.

We conduct our interview in a local library amongst the books, manuscripts and magazines

In our discussion we cover:
– The First 60 Minute Routine
– The creative process: forced vs the creative process
– The journey from Corporate America to Passion
– Putting energy into a passion to build a business she loved & Walking Away
– Writing and the land of forgotten manuscripts – The Barnes and Noble effect
– Sophie and Carter: Driving Urgency,This Moment Matters
– To Publish or not to Publish – The Business
– Traditional Publishing vs Self Publishing – How do you choose the correct route to get to your readers?
– How do you separate your work in a crowded market place?
– 1 Million Books
– Thing things to know if you want to be an author

Find Chelsea here:

Her Ted Talk:

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Kolby I The Healthy Primate

How Many “Likes” Does it Take to be Happy?

“Is your happiness dictated by the sheer number of likes, shares or comments we collect across social media?”

Why do we give so much validity to the acceptance of people we hardly know? If you look at the actual science of happiness you can tie some of the direct responses back to hedonic adaptation.

Ok big words but what in the hell does it really mean?

The Wikipedia break down:

Hedonic adaptation is a process or mechanism that reduces the affective impact of emotional events. Generally, hedonic adaptation involves a happiness “set point”, whereby humans generally maintain a constant level of happiness throughout their lives, despite events that occur in their environment. One of the main concerns of positive psychology is determining how to maintain or raise one’s happiness set point, and further, what kind of practices lead to lasting happiness.

We continually look for these small micro-bursts of interaction as some sort of acceptance. Acceptance creates a level of happiness. This acceptance is short lived, hence the reason we refresh the screen and keep checking our mobile devices by the minute. There is a better term known as the hedonic treadmill.

This desire, need and sometimes obsessiveness we have with checking our social media can be likened to a treadmill. We have great intentions to get in shape and we start walking. Setting the time, speed and resistance to a pace that we feel will generate results.

We build this false sense of need to continually check for updates. It sparks some level of immediate happiness, yet in the long run you will find yourself walking on a an emotional treadmill, simply moving your legs – yet going staying in place.

We are more than a series of algorithms on social media. We are deeper emotionally, spiritually and physically. There is a great quote from Socrates that I find draws parallel to this obsessive need and desire that social media produces.

“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

As we examine our own life, there is some sense of satisfaction when we hit that refresh button to see more people have agreed, appreciate or simply “like” what we have to say.


Kolby I The Healthy Primate