HIV Longevity Still Fighting…

29Jan/12Off

Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Let's kick this bad boy off with one of my favorite quotes:

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
—Amelia Earhart

Most of my blog articles about living longer have been about fitness, healthier living, mental toughness, medication, and other related subjects. One longevity subject that is often overlooked is [...]

27Jan/12Off

Take a Cold Shower

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I take a Scottish Shower every day. You're probably asking yourself, What the heck is a Scottish Shower? Well ... That is a very good question. Essentially it is the act of finishing a hot shower with a cold water shower. As you might guess the effect is IMMEDIATE and POWERFUL. Even in a tired state, I instantly wake and feel super energized. Many people believe that [...]

26Jan/12Off

Can a Joke be a Form of Bullying?

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I think about this question from time-to-time and have come to the conclusion that sometimes a joke is a form of bullying. Obviously mental bullying can be harder on a person than physical at times. I mean come on … We all know that some jokes can and do hurt feelings. With that in mind, doesn’t it become a [...]

25Jan/12Off

How to Create Your Own Blog

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Several times a week I am asked two questions:

What is a blog?
How can I make my own blog?

So, I thought I would take a break from the deadly serious subject of [...]

22Jan/12Off

My Wife is a Sexy Beast

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I'm not looking for brownie points ... I'm not in Dutch with the wife (see: Raising Arizona) ... I am just a man, who is absolutely, totally, and madly in love with the most perfect human being that I know.

So ... This blog article is dedicated (and long overdue) to the most magical person in my life. My darling soul mate ... My better half ... Kristine Marie.

My Soul Mate

I don't always notice her hair cut ... I ain't that kind of man... Don’t get me wrong, I am a [...]

21Jan/12Off

Stress (fancy word for life)

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

After all of the posts in the secret article thread, I figured it was time to tackle stress. It’s also a very good time to bring it up, considering our last post was about living longer. One thing we didn’t discuss during that article was managing your stress levels. The main reason for this [...]

17Jan/12Off

What Are You Grateful For?

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I know that this topic has been covered by most inspirational authors and in hundreds of books and magazine articles. Alas, I have my own take on it, and I wanted to share my belief about one of the strongest subjects I know about [...]

16Jan/12Off

Guest Blog Kickoff

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Starting in January of 2012, I decided to open my blog to guest authors. I'm really looking forward to posting articles from other talented bloggers and authors. I know that many blog sites do this, and I was excited to get the ball rolling on it.

If you have something to write about, and think it might have a fit on HIVLongevity.com, please free to submit your story using the "Guest Blog" page. You can always find [...]

16Jan/12Off

How to Live Longer

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Don’t laugh; the fountain of youth does exist. Living longer does not only apply to HIV+ folks, this information will work for everyone. Following some simple guidelines and principals can have you on the path to increasing your life expectancy.

Many people from different walks of life told me precisely what I needed to do to prolong my life [...]

13Jan/12Off

Getting Results

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

For better or for worse, ALL of the things we do have results or an outcome. Wouldn’t it be cool to shape your life to provide positive and desired/wanted results?

This post is related to one of my passions [...]

3Jan/12Off

Ring in the New Year!

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Well it's 2012 ... Woo-Whoo!!! I have officially lived with HIV for more than 25 years! And, I have lived with hemophilia for nearly 45 years!

But ... more importantly ... [...]