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Journalist and Neworld Review ‘A Man About Town’ Columnist Phillip William Sheppards Remarkable Journey As An Author


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Phillip Sheppard has something the old folks used to call “mojo.” For example, he landed on “Survivor,” the top rated reality show, just by rollerskating backwards down to the beach each day.

“As I was getting my workout one day, who but CBS Casting Director Lynn Spillmen from ‘Survivor’ spotted me,” Sheppard said. “And just like that, I was on the show, not just for one season, but was called back for a second season as well.”

He also landed his Associate Publisher position at Neworld Review in almost the same manner.

“Neworld Review reviewed a novel based on the character I created and later introduced on ‘Survivor’ named ‘The Specialist.’ The magazine gave the book a great review. I asked the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Fred Beauford, out for coffee in Santa Monica, near the beach, and boy did that change my life just as much as ‘Survivor’ did,” Sheppard said.

“Fred Beauford is an extraordinary human being. As we talked, I could not get over all of his many accomplishments, in addition to creating this marvelous magazine, which has won worldwide acclaim, and of which, by the way, award winning novelist Jane Smiley is our cover subject in the next issue,” he continued.

“Beauford has been a university professor, a magazine and book publisher, and he has written a ton of books, including the critically acclaimed ‘The Year Jerry Garcia Died,’ and the provocative ‘The Womanizer.’ It was hard to believe that this same guy was once kicked out of high school, after only one year.”    

Sheppard said that as they neared the finish of having coffee, Beauford suddenly turned to him and asked him if he would be interested in writing a column.

“What about?,” was his reply.

“Well, I see that you have a natural curiosity about other people. I mean, you let me go on and on. You are a born journalist. That’s what we are: listeners. I have an idea for a people and places column, which will focus on the arts. Would you be interested?,” Beauford asked.

For Sheppard, his mojo was working again, and his column is now one of the most popular items in the famous international literary/arts magazine.

“I owe Fred Beauford a lot,” he said, “just as I owe Jeff Probst, the executive producer who put me on ‘Survivor.’ Both Lynn and Jeff saw something special in me and I am very grateful for that.”

The Legend of Things Past In the year 2258, Donovan Knight, Army Specialist, lives in a world of significant scientific and technological advances. Global climate change is a thing of the past, extinct species have been resurrected, and the planet’s resources have been replenished… But Donovan doesn’t live in a perfect world: his grandfather, a scientific genius, suffers from a mysterious illness that keeps him permanently hospitalized, terrorist numbers have increased dramatically across the nation, and Donovan is sent on a mission to save the human race from a deadly biological attack— a mission that will force him to leave his family and from which he may never return.

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What Keeps Me Motivated / Fitness Journey

What Keeps Me Motivated / Fitness Journey

Hey My Loves , I wanted to show you guys how I’m staying motivated to keep going on my fitness journey … Thank you all for being so supportive of me …Do …

Don’t let the cost of a gym membership or your fear of the gym deter you from getting fit. There are many ways to get fit in the comfort and convenience of your own home that are as effective as going to the gym. Check out these tips on how to make fitness possible, regardless of where you choose to go!

Keep track of your workouts. Keeping a daily or weekly log, tracking all of your workouts, ensures that you are making progress in your exercises and it will help hold you accountable. Write down things, such as duration, frequency, weight sizes and sets, reps and how your workout made you feel.

Being fit isn’t all about lifting weights. Cardiovascular exercise plays an important part of fitness as well. Activities, such as jogging or cycling, can get your heart pumping really fast, in order to burn off excess fat. It gives your muscles a workout and increases leg and core strength.

Set a schedule for yourself if you’re having difficulty committing to exercising. Decide the number of days that you will work out each week and make a commitment to follow your schedule. When you miss a day, plan a replacement workout session, and make it a priority equal to your regularly-scheduled workouts.

Avoid working your abdominal muscles every day of the week. Instead, target them no more than two or three days per week. Like any other muscle group in your body, the ab muscles need time to recover between intense workouts. Doing abdominal exercises every day will not speed up the process of developing toned abs.

Join the kids at night for a quick game of tag, hide and seek, or some other physically active game. The time will fly away as you forget the troubles of the day and marvel in the energy that kids seem to just radiate. That energy is catching! Use their playfulness to your advantage in your quest to get fit.

If you are going to the gym, try to strength-train with weights as much as possible. This is beneficial as it will help to reduce the amount of fat in your body and increase tone, helping to give you the shape you want. Do not strength-train too much, as this can strain muscles and set you back.

After you workout, you should never take a pill immediately following. Researchers have discovered that taking pills like ibuprofen and acetaminophen weren’t any more effective than a placebo in decreasing muscle soreness after a workout. In fact, these pills can actually lower the rate of your muscle growth if you take them following a workout.

When you are eating out, take your time with the menu. Many restaurants now offer a healthy selection of meals that are full of nutrients and are low in calories. If you can’t find anything that looks like it will benefit you, don’t be scared to speak up and they might be able to make you something.

A great way to stay fit is to ride the bicycle. The one at the gym works too, and while riding it, you should stay between 80 and 110 revolutions per minute. You will actually ride for a longer distance and you will go faster without becoming tired.

When you run, you should build up more and more and go longer distances faster then when you previously started. One week out of every six, you should try and give your body a rest and chance to recuperate by running only half the distance and half the speed.

If you injure one of your arms, don’t stop exercising the opposite one. Technically, when you work out one of your arms the muscle nerves in the opposite arm are stimulated too. It’s been found that working out one arm can increase the strength in the other by ten percent.

A great fitness tip is to search online for new exercises. There are a lot of great sites that have tons of resources including new workout routines and different exercises. If you find your current workout routine getting stale, go online to find and try out some new exercises.

After several weeks of sticking to the regimen that you created at the gym, pick up the pace. This will increase the desire that you have and also improve your overall results. It is always better to give yourself a challenge, especially if you are trying to elevate your strength.

Make sure that in the initial stages of planning your fitness routine to level off your expectations. If you set your goals too high, you will be putting yourself in a position for a letdown, which could reduce the motivation that you have and curtail the goals that you want to achieve.

To feel fresh during your workout, try to eat a cup of blueberries or strawberries beforehand. Berries are a great source of antioxidants, as they can help you to reduce the amount of toxins in your body. This is a fantastic way to help reach your highest capacity while working out.

As you can see, there are many ways to get fit – whether at home or in a gym. You can spend nothing or as much as you want on equipment, but regardless, you can always get a great workout. Incorporate these tips into your fitness routine and enjoy the perks of just ‘rolling out of bed’ and getting right into your workout.