Category: JB on CY

  • Cultivating Optimism

    Attitude is important. A good attitude does not guarantee the projects we undertake will be successful. However, if we set out to accomplish something harboring a negative attitude about it, our performance will probably be less than optimal. Some people seem to possess an optimistic outlook and some do not. Having a naturally upbeat view on life and the projects we undertake is truly a gift. Having a positive mental attitude can work as a powerful impetus to positive performance. Yet, what do we do if we do not seem to have a naturally positive outlook? No matter how tough our lives might have been up to this point in time, we all have had moments of triumph - no matter how small. If we want to develop optimistic outlooks we must look to those moments of triumph and constantly remind ourselves of the times that we succeeded in our undertakings.

  • Big Arms and Aging: The Ever Popular Ric Drasin, host of Ric’s Corner on YouTube is Back to Talk that and More

    For weight training enthusiasts, maintaining big arms as one begins to enter midlife and beyond, makes for an interesting topic. There is no one better to talk about that than golden age bodybuilder and frequent CYInterview guest Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric's Corner is back to discuss that subject, as well as reflect on some golden age bodybuilding stories. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. Speaking of big arms, Ric told us during our discussion that bodybuilding legend Dave Draper once told him, "Don't over train your bicep. It'll turn into a peanut." Having big arms is often a goal, stated or not, of people who lift weights.

  • Awkward Orchid, a Poem

    Awkward Orchid You’ve been apprised and advised It’s up to you, for the chaos to subside Behold, the goal is yours to achieve Empty merriment collides with intense intent Then change happens Time needed varies, but change happens The evolving of the Soul Light glowing and we’re drawn to it We know our knowledge is so incomplete Yet the voice of wisdom beckons “The basics are best.”

  • Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig and Writer/Blogger Taylor Rae Share their Insights and Wisdom About: Baby Boomers and Millennials, the Digital Age, Social Media and More

    The dizzying pace of technological innovation has impacted virtually everyone in our society. Baby Boomers and Millennials are two demographic cohorts which have each been affected by technology, in particular ways. For a discussion about that, as well as how both of these groups relate to each other, we welcome back nationally known psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig and compelling writer/blogger Taylor Rae, for an interesting discussion on these topics. Some of the areas covered in our conversation include texting and passive aggressiveness, social media’s impact on socializing and how the generation's viewpoints differ, as well as what they share in common and so much more. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this discussion.

  • Refreshing Our Knowledge and Skills

    We tend to think of school as something we partake in during the early years of our lives. There is preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, high school, college and graduate school. If we went to these schools in linear fashion, we would be attending them from, perhaps, three years old until our mid or late 20s. However, in today’s day and age, with so much changing so quickly, particularly in the area of technology, we might want to consider school as not only a foundational undertaking, which we participate in at an early age, but as a lifelong endeavor.

  • The Wise, a Poem

    You sit around and think. And you realize some of what you thought you knew, you didn’t. You think of the errors you’ve made. At times, it can be tough. Songs play. Some are laments about the past. Others express pride about actions taken. In the end, our reflections are our own. Assuming we choose to reflect at all. Some reflection is good. A corrective soul tonic, it is. Too much reflection can leave us baking in joylessness. Life is for living.

  • Tender Light from Above, a Poem

    Tender light from above. Sky light, my light, the heavens smile. A bird flies. The sun shines. We are happy. Happiness from the waves of the ocean and the blooming of the flowers. Happiness in all its simplicity. Our internal compass points to joy. We know and we are glad when we follow its course. That path by the eternal endorsed. A walk through nature’s wonders. A satisfaction from seeing the amazing gifts of this world. Behold them now, as we go through in a whirl. Mountains, canyons and the deep blue sea. Heights and depths and perspectives to see. The heart races as we climb a rock face. We smile as we come out of the ocean, refreshed and renewed. Our soul yearns to be by nature imbrued. Worms crawl and ants busy themselves doing that work that ants do. Bees are busy making honey. A breeze blows blades of grass as they gently rock back and forth, a trillion hammocks for organisms, perhaps, too small to imagine.

  • Tippi Hedren

    Actress Tippi Hedren Talks about Her Remarkable Life, Her Acting, Working with Director Alfred Hitchcock, Shambala, More

    Last year, Tippi Hedren shared with the world the tale of her extraordinary life in her autobiography, Tippi: A Memoir. Now, in an over 40 minute conversation, the actress talks Hitchcock, working with actor Sean Connery in the film Marnie, her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith and her lifelong desire to protect animals, among other topics. When we think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, the beautiful blonde actress Tippi Hedren immediately jumps to mind. Known for her roles in The Birds and Marnie, Ms. Hedren still keeps busy today, at 87 years old. The Hollywood legend continues her work with animals. She resides with them at her foundation, Shambala, in California. Those animals include tigers and lions, among other wild animals.

  • Ten 2016 Bowl Teams and Their Prospects This Season: Who Might Go Furthest?

    We are a week closer to the start of the 2017 college football season. As mentioned in past posts, spring football games are going on across the country and fans are just getting into looking at their favorite school's prospects. In this segment, we discuss 10 teams who made bowl games last year with our Editor in Chief and sports commentator Chris Yandek. Which of these teams will go furthest? The following teams we discuss include: LSU, Vanderbilt, Utah, San Diego State, Navy, Virginia Tech, TCU, Indiana, Minnesota and Hawaii.

  • Rich Little, Rich Little Tropicana Show, Rich Little 2017

    Rich Little Speaks and Mostly in His Own Voice: Impersonation King Talks about His New Book, Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been, His Vegas Show at the Tropicana, Plus Impressions and More

    For an education in impersonations and comedy, you should start with the great Rich Little. His famous impersonations which include President Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart and many others serve as a gold standard of sorts. Today, you can experience all of those impersonations and more at Rich Little’s Las Vegas show at the Tropicana Hotel. The show takes places five nights a week and begins at 7:00 PM. Additionally, you can read about great stories of his impersonations and the famous people in his life in his new book Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for an over 30 minute CYInterview with the show business legend. Mr. Little shares stories about President Reagan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and numerous others.