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Sir Charles Gets Real with Dangerous Lee: The 3 P’s of Success

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Why are you known as Sir Charles?

When I was recording music more frequently a music producer wanted to create a stage name for me…It stuck…and I never bothered to change it!

Tell us about the 3 P’s of success and how they came about?

After being clean from drugs, and losing my family…I found the transition challenging, then more change came with my first bout of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…the light came on and I knew I needed to make good use of my remaining days…and that was before the second diagnosis.

I realize that in being clean, I spoke to people all of the time and I enjoyed it.  The good thing was that I was able to remember the conversations being sober.  I became a certified counselor because of my passion, and I knew that dealing with people was part of my purpose.  Hence the 3 P’s were born (Find Your Pleasure, Find Your Passion, & Find Your Purpose).

How did you overcome drug abuse and what drugs did you abuse?

You mean what drugs didn’t I use (LOL)! I went through the ranks from beer, to wine, to a taste of alcohol , to mary jane, to cocaine which was my main thang…why do I feel like I’m about to start singing Rick James…(LOL), but eventually crack which was my greatest loss.  I overcame them easily and strangely.  God convicted me through the eyes of my children.  I could not look at my children anymore…at least not without being riddled with guilt.  That was the first step to me making the change in my life.

What was it like to be married to someone you thought you’d be with forever only to get a divorce?

It was wild because I initiated the marriage.  I thought with a new lease on life I wanted to clear up all matters in my life that had shade.  Once it was clear that I was not going to be with the mother of my children I wanted to move forward.  So, I was told not to make any major decisions during my first year of sobriety…of course I did it anyway. Failing at marriage was horrible for me because with a sober heart and mind I failed before God, and I failed at love…once again.  It takes time to get over this emotional period in life.

You’re a two time Cancer survivor and your story has been added to medical journals. Did you think you were gonna die? How did you survive?

Well technically, we’re all dying, but I know what you mean…I was not afraid and I did not play with the thoughts or words surrounding death.  I felt that this was all purposeful, and when I came through it I just knew it was time to make good use of my days!  I juice, I am even more faithful, I pray and talk to God often…nothing magical…just keeping it real!

Where can we find more about you online?

— ALL OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS (FB, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, WORDPRESS, INSTAGRAM)

Thanks for the opportunity to share with your readers and viewers!  Keep it Dangerous!

http://www.trueality.net/Trueality_Enterprises/Welcome_1.html

Or

http://about.me/sircharlescary

Is Your Man Addicted To Video Games?

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Video Game Addiction Symptoms

The important thing to remember about video game addiction is that it’s not an officially recognized DMI-IV diagnosis. The reason for this largely revolves around the fact that data on the concept of video game addiction has only been compiled from the last few years.

It’s possible that video game addiction will become a DMI-IV diagnosis in the coming years, but for now addiction is a concept that’s largely a judgment call on your part.

Video Game Addiction Symptoms To Consider

Although addiction to video games is not yet a recognized form of addiction, the data that has been gathered has created a number of symptoms that can lead to an unofficial addiction diagnosis.

It’s crucial to not lose sight of the fact that these symptoms have been proposed by numerous interest groups who would like to see addiction to video games to become officially recognized.

These are just some of the psychological, physical, behavioral, and relational symptoms that have been proposed:

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  • A noticeably decreased level of interest in achievement (school, work, etc)
  • A quick rise to anger when unable to access video games.
  • A pattern of length depression and anxiety periods when not playing games.
  • Overall mood is only enhanced during gameplay.
  • A noticeably decreased level of interest in activities once considered interesting.
  • Perception of time is dramatically altered during gameplay, in the sense that a person only realizes they have been playing for several hours after the time has passed.
  • A need to lie about how much time is spent playing games.
  • Repeatedly declining social invitations because of games.
  • A decline in sexual interest.
  • Repeatedly declining opportunities to spend time with family because of games.
  • Skipping meals to continue playing.
  • Physical or verbal aggression towards those who try to create a dialog about their potential addiction.
  • A rise in headaches.
  • A decline in regular, restful sleep.
  • A rise in the need to consume caffeinated beverages.
  • Stiff or sore fingers. This can also apply to the neck and back.
  • Constant attempts to steer conversations towards gaming when not playing.
  • Sessions that last 10 or more hours without pause.
  • Attempts to justify constant playing.
  • Dry or red eyes.
  • An inability to maintain personal control while playing a game.
  • Attempts to downplay potential game addiction by comparing it to others.

Determining Video Game Addiction

Another thing to keep in mind when it concerns video game addiction is that it might be part of a larger problem. This can be anything, and this is where it might be a good idea to seek the advice of a mental health care professional. Just remember that you’re not going to walk away with an official addiction to video game playing diagnosis. By no means is that meant to suggest however that professional help should not be sought, whether you’re concerned about someone in your life, or even if you worried about your own habits.

Maggy is a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She is also a Licensed Professional Engineer. Prior to going back to school for her Ph.D.

 

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Infographic: The Science of Getting Drunk

When a person has a few drinks, there is actually a lot of science that goes into that wobbly or funny feeling. The body is processing the alcohol and a lot of different body parts take part in the science of getting drunk. There are a variety of things happening in the brain that help to do things such as limit one’s inhibitions, cause slurred speech and cause feelings of pleasure.

The alcohol finds its way into the bloodstream and then needs to be processed out of the body. The kidneys have a good deal of work to do since alcohol does not easy pass through the body. Alcohol will dehydrate a person. This is what causes a person to get a headache and not feel good the next day.

A person does not have to know the science behind getting drunk or tipsy. Just know that there are a lot of valid and scientific reasons behind the tipsy feeling, the loss of inhibitions and the sick feelings the next day.

Source: becomecareer.com

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