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I refuse to be subject to your mind games and lies. I will not play a part in your constant drama. You will not manipulate me, nor will you control me.

How do you spot a manipulator?

It started so easily and effortlessly. He was witty, thoughtful, charming, passionate and a professional liar. Yup! Liar! Yet, for some reason I could not walk away. I tried. It took me way to long to realize what the relationship was doing to me. Though when it ended, I felt so pure, free, and myself again.

So, how did this happen and why did I feel so poorly about myself? Here are some easy red flags to know you are dating a master manipulator and you need to get out before you loose yourself and it is too late!

  • This is probably the most prominent one I noticed once we separated. Not only did I never make plans with friends, which mind you I lost many through the years of being with him, my emotions were affected so greatly by how he showed me affection. I was ecstatic when he was loving and appreciative towards me. Yet, when he ignored me, treated me poorly and blamed me for making him feel bad I felt the worst I have ever felt in my life. I was nervous, anxious, and downright depressed!

  • My friends were annoyed. Clearly this one is linked to the previous. I cannot blame anyone for being so annoyed. I had friends and family telling me…begging me to leave him. Looking at the situation from where I am now, who wouldn’t be pissed off at a friend constantly complaining about the same problems over and over with their disrespectful significant other? No one understood why I was still “wasting my time” with him and honestly I didn’t know why either.

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All I kept saying was, “I love him!”

  • He was more emotional than I was. I swear he had a menstrual cycle and PMS worse than a teenage girl going through puberty! Granted there were times he showered me with love. That is when he was in a good mood or wanted something. If he was in a horrible mood, no matter what the reason, I suffered. Usually, he made it my fault somehow.

  • Efforts were one sided. Based off of the last  number, when he was upset I tried so hard to make him happy. I was always putting forth effort to better our relationship. Who wants to be the only one emitting love? Texts? Plans? He would give only when he felt like it or noticed I was starting to fall out of interest in him.

  • Unwilling to compromise. Never was it halfway. It was always his way or the highway. I heard his thoughts, wants and needs. Was any of that reciprocated? Answer was… at times, when it was beneficial to him!

  • Living in fear created self esteem. The emotional abuse I endured was tremendous. We had our highs and lows. His feelings for me changed randomly. One day he would tell me he loved me the next he would be talking to others. I feared everyday that he would break up with me. Looking back, I wish I would have done the honors.

  • Great sense of speech. As I mentioned before, if I was starting to come to my senses, he knew exactly what to say and when. Every word out of his mouth was meticulous, yet usually a lie. He created some of my weaknesses, knew how to target them and use everything against me.

  • He didn’t “change” until I left. The second I finally called it quits in my heart, he changed his ways (or so he claims). The first time we separated and he finally realized I was done, he flooded me with affection, like I stated he always came back when I was falling away. Unfortunately, he was already with someone else at this time.

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The damage has been done and there’s no going back!

Despite the feelings, emotions and torment I went through for years, this was a blessing in disguise. Why you ask? Well, once I fully separated and cleansed myself of all this I met someone so incredible! Someone who supports me, loves me unconditionally(which sadly is really hard for me to accept from how I was treated), and tells me how beautiful I am daily. Isn’t this what all of us are looking for? So, when people told me there are many fish in the sea or that there were great guys who will love and treat me with the respect I deserve, they were correct! 

I FOUND HIM! WE FOUND EACH OTHER:)

The first day we met we instantly fell in love! A couple months later, as I was driving to grab us some food, I realized mid drive that I was driving all by myself. Now this sounds funny to say. It sounds funny to read! If anyone knew me and my past relationship they would know that I didn’t feel comfortable leaving to get gas or even to go to work! I was fearful that he would be talking to someone else like I caught him numerous times before. That fear is something from the past!

I have someone who loves, respects and adores me! Who allows me to do those things I love and they help me which betters us!!! But that is for another post:)

I know this is a difficult topic and many women struggle with this. The amount of times I had thought about leaving to better myself, I couldn’t. Don’t beat yourself up. Do not ever lower your self love. Yet, as many told me before “You will not change unless you are ready.” Be kind to yourself and make sure you have positive support. Even if it is with a professional.

Hypnotherapy is a great way to gain more self love and confidence to aid in these situations! Head here for more information! Click Here!

Make sure to comment below. Hearing other’s situations or hearing our own stories as we write it can help us release or clarify what we are dealing with.

 

XoXo,
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Tell me about your energy.

Statistically speaking, Americans feel 44% more stressed than they did 5 years ago. Then, 1 in 5 Americans experience “extreme stress” and 3 out of 4doctor visits are stress related ailments!

This brings us to energy zapper numero uno!

Mistake #1: Stressing out.

Everyone feels it, experiences it, yet very few of us take our stress seriously and understand the true threat it has on our overall health. When we go day in and day out with stress, it sends our cortisol through a roller coaster. This in turn weakens our immune system and wreaks havoc upon our energy.

Have no fear! We can learn to relax!

Learning how to relax can be a powerful tool. We can even train our bodies to handle stress with more ease. Meditation is one of the many tactics I utilize to reduce stress. Check out my article on 4 ways of Meditation Here!

Mistake #2: No Movement. 

Our bodies are not made for inactivity. Back as far as we can research, man was hunting, running, gathering, etc. Our cells contain spunky little engines called Mitochandria. These tiny powerhouses are responsible for turning our food into fuel.

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Now this is truly important:

The quality and quantity of these engines, determine the quality and quantity of energy we possess.

So, how do we build these little guys up? Through healthy lifestyle practices, duh! Exercise is right at the top of the list. What is one small change you can make that will add movement to your day?

Some examples you can find are within this article I wrote about Yoga to energize your mornings!

Mistake #3: Ignoring your gut.

In my most recent article, 5 ways to maintain gut health, I discuss how important the gut is to our overall well being. This is also directly related to our energy.

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There are 5 simple ways you can

start to heal your gut.

#1 Eat your fruits and veggies! Think of your gut as a garden. It needs proper care to thrive. The fertilizer that feeds your garden is fiber. So, eating more of a plant- based diet helps the good guys do their job and you feel fantastic in return!:)

#2 Reduce inflammation. This is a bit more difficult for our Standard American Diet (SAD). Honestly, there are way to many processed foods and especially refined sugars. This creates an imbalance in your gut which leads to inflammation. Replacing those foods with plant foods keeps harmful organisms at bay.

#3 Drink WATER. I couldn’t begin to tell you how important water is. This means ZERO soda, NO energy drinks. Rock that H2O!

#4 Chew your food! Beyond popular belief, your stomach is not equip with teeth. *Mind Blown* Use your teeth to help your stomach out. Digestion actually starts with the enzymes secreted within your mouth.

#5 Move your body. We already mentioned this one. Exercise actually increases the diversity of probiotics and also helps you poop! Woo Hoo:)

Now it is your turn. What is one thing you will do this week to begin healing your gut? 

Mistake #4: Chasing Perfection. 

This has to be my personal struggle. There is nothing fun or pleasurable about perfection. It is controlling, boring, and rigid. In fact, it is not even doable because perfection is a myth. What is one thing you’ve been beating yourself up for not doing “perfectly”?

Write it down and then cross that shit out! You’ve got more important things to do than worrying about being perfect.

It’s not about getting more energy. It’s about uncovering the innate energy and well-being that’s already inside you.

Again, make sure to leave a comment on how your energy has been feeling as of late and the things you will be doing to help increase it.

 

XoXo,
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Oh, I’m not gonna kill you… I’m just gonna hurt you really, really bad. -Joker

 

Suicide Squad came out a couple weeks ago which, as we all anticipated, had mixed feelings between fans and critics.  First of all, fans have ridiculed DC movies even before they hit the box office. This one is no different.

My amazing fiance came back from the Tampa Bay comic con and decided to treat me to dinner and a movie at the Tempe Marketplace Cine Capri! Jeremy and I are both nerds. We finished the most recent season of Gotham because of this Suicide Squad seemed to be the most practical option for us to see. I had already heard, months in advance, the critical comments everyone had about this movie and how they knew DC would fail again. Consequently, I was going in with zero expectations, I knew I would most likely enjoy the movie for what it was intended….entertainment?

I can’t wait to show you my toys. -Joker

Due to a weak script, harsh character building, besides Deadshot (Will Smith is a complete badass), and poor editing in general, Suicide Squad was definitely entertaining. Let’s scale it back to the Avengers. IronMan had 2 movies under his suit already. Captain America and Thor had one. They already had substance built within their characters for the Avengers. Marvel has more of a light-hearted airy feel to its stories. It came out and set a huge goal for others. Unfortunately, DC keeps trying to mold itself into this same genre.

Come on DC! Your stories are dark. Keep them that way! It is called *niching 

As a result, the pretty bad acting, poor character development, and now just wanting a movie strictly about Deadshot, there were a couple things okay with Suicide Squad.

Here it goes!

  1. Ms. Harley Quinn. Considering every guy and girl in the world are huge Harley fans now for some reason, Margot Robbie sure was successful at breathing some fresh life into the coveted character created by Paul Dini. Margot does Ms. Quinn justice by portraying her just as batshit crazy and wild as she is within the comics. Quinn is powered by witty remarks and a few emotional breakdowns. This allows her to be a better highlight of the movie.
  2. Cameos. The trailer shows a cameo with Batman. The Flash cameo was definitely unexpected.
  3. Soundtrack. This soundtrack was upbeat and assembled for the Squad. By the way, it is currently sitting at the #1 spot in the iTunes store. Each character had their own song.
  4. Alex Ross Reference. Some may have not caught this terrific reference to Alex Ross’s coveted Tango painting of the Joker & Harley. It is brief, yet seeing Robbie’s Harley don the original jester outfit was outstanding, to say the least:)

So, It was a pretty entertaining movie, to say the least. I am not saying to not go to this movie. I highly recommend going! Stop following the masses this is a great way to make your own mind up on something. ?  What? Can we think for ourselves? *Mind Blown*

Make sure to check out some of my other posts related to this blog such as Marvel Madness!

XoXo,

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Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. -Albus Dumbledore

It is finally here! I have been waiting for JK Rowling to continue the series that had filled and shaped my childhood. The continuation of this story grows with the characters and also us as readers.

Harry Potter is back!

This book came out when I was in fifth grade. I remember, back in Sheboygan, WI, having my parents drop me off at the Walden Bookstore. There, I had met some friends from school and we were picking out the next book for our “book club”. We were walking to the register when it had caught my eye. What was this? A boy on a broomstick!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

When I read the back of the book, it had created excitement and wonder. I begged for us to read this one instead of the utter crap we probably picked out. And so I traveled home with a book that would forever change my life!:)

Now, my fellow wizard mate is back!

The eighth Harry Potter story is finally out. Though it is not a novel, it is a rehearsal script for an actual play that has opened in the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. It has been said that a regular script will be released later this year. *Squeel*

The book has upset, confused and disappointed many people. It is just a small part of a whole experience that Rowling is envisioning. Even though it does not feel connected with the glorious story that Rowling created within the last seven books, it does, however, provide an interesting sight into what adventures Harry and his mates will unravel in the future.

Honestly, I cannot wait to finish my copy. It is intriguing to see how much I truly missed this story.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

-Albus Dumbledore

Terrorism, our country turning on itself, and violence is everywhere we turn. Yet, it is empowering to see that we are still able to be dreamers, wishers, and adventure seekers (pun-intended) through the pages of our favorite books.

If you have yet to get a copy of this book, wait for no further click on one of the links below:) ACCIO POTTER!

XoXo,

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Dear Stomach, You’re bored, not hungry So Shut Up!

We have all been here! The pint of ice cream, the chocolate chip cookies, the liters of soda taunting you from the kitchen counter. Yet, is it the actual food that is pestering you? NO! it is the CRAVINGS!

We all have them, yet do we really understand why? Better yet, do we know how to curb them? I have struggled and failed miserably being controlled by my cravings! What about you?

You probably are already aware that cravings are not a result of being hungry. But you may not be aware of how these damn things work. Cravings have a biological and a psychological influence.

The most common foods we crave are sugar, carbs, chocolate, salt and for some, cheese. First, let’s walk through the main causes of these cravings, and this will give us a better understanding of why this happens!:)

5 Causes of Food Cravings

Leptin Resistance

What the hell is Leptin? Well, Leptin is a hormone in our bodies that produce in our fat tissues. Its primary job is to stimulate your appetite and also tell us when you’re full. Clearly, mine is not working! This works harmoniously when our brains and stomachs are on the same page. But, it doesn’t work that way when constant surges of leptin trick your brain into feeling hungry even when you are not. Why does this happen? Well, one culprit is having too much body fat-more fat means more leptin produced. Simple enough.

Another cause is eating a diet high in sugary foods and processed crap. The sugar triggers fat cells which releases leptin. Whatever it may be, constant surges of leptin can lead to leptin resistance.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to keep a normal balance of leptin in your body.

Serotonin Low

Most have heard of this incredible neurotransmitter. Yet, did you know that it is mainly produced within, none other than, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract? It is directly tied to our mood, appetite, and digestion. *Mind Blown*

This is a pretty important one. I have witnessed this one in action quite often especially in children who have eaten high carbohydrate and sugar products. When we consume these foods our mood increases for a short while. Then we come crashing down causing our brain to think

“I need more!”

Low serotonin can also be caused by poor gut health, alcohol consumption, depression(which can go hand in hand with many of these others), anxiety and OCD. You know what I am talking about! How often do you feel crumby and you want that comfort food? Or you convince yourself that it is okay to eat because you are feeling down and out?

Moving right along!

Endorphins

This is another big word, what does this have to do with cravings? First off, endorphins are basically opiates that help us relax. Eating sugary foods and especially salt increases the production of this hormone. When we eat these foods we experience a relaxing feeling. Obviously, we crave more! And with this, it can create addictions.

There have been recent studies that sugar can actually have more intense feelings of reward than cocaine. Clearly, this is not good. No wonder we have such issues with Obesity and mental illnesses. They are all closely related to food addiction. There have been many studies also indicating the addictive qualities of foods found in highly processed foods can cause addictive eating because of the rapid rate absorption.

The more you can avoid packaged and processed foods, the more control you’ll have over your food choices.

Sluggish Gut

Previously mentioned, serotonin levels are directly linked to cravings, and your gut is the epicenter of serotonin production. Unfortunately, in order to maintain those feel-good levels of serotonin, your gut needs to be in impeccable shape! This allows you to absorb nutrients from your food and pump out serotonin through your GI tract. Only this act is based on having a gut that is healthy with a proper balance of good bacteria.

Emotions

This one is the big kahuna! All emotions can prompt you to peruse the pantry! Who doesn’t want to bundle up on the couch and mow down some chips, cookies, and ice cream when you break up? Most cravings often disappear within an hour, choosing a healthier option or even better choosing an activity you enjoy may give you just what you needed!

Now that you understand a bit more about where these cravings begin, let’s discuss some ways to stop them!

5 Tips for Tackling Food Cravings

  1. Drink water. I am so sick of hearing people say “I don’t like water” Well, that is just stupid.. We are made up of 80% water. For our organs to function, you must be drinking roughly half your body weight in ounces DAILY. Do the math! Literally, thirst and dehydration make you feel hungry. Once you consume more water this will help control your hunger.
  2. Avoid sugary foods and processed carbs. Clearly, this is one I have been stressing greatly throughout this article. Avoid these as much as possible. I am not saying you cannot enjoy your sweet indulgences, just whip them up with lower amounts of sugar, higher fiber, and higher protein ingredients! Examples of these are dark chocolate (yay), almond flour, cassava flour, and bean flour. These will not trigger cravings and feed an appetite that just won’t quit.
  3. Exercise and plenty of rest. Within our society we are so high strung and exhausted. Truly not a great combination. Sometimes as we come home from our stressful days of work we head straight to the kitchen to seek out comfort and relax. Rather than relying on frenchfries and Oreos to help us relax, go for a short walk or go to bed earlier! These habits produce endorphins that are just like Hershey Kisses. If you do choose to exercise it boosts your serotonin levels. Any time I choose yoga, hiking or weightlifting I never want to ruin it with crap foods.
  4. Meditation and daily sunshine. Taking a few minutes, even at lunch, to get some fresh air and quiet your mind also boosts your serotonin levels. I know personally when I walk outside and the sun is shining a feeling of peace rushes over me. Meditation doesn’t have to be a complete silence either. I use journaling as my meditation as well as listening to music and just staying still!
  5. Avoid trigger foods for 21 days. It has been stated that 21 days is how long it takes for a habit to form. Clearly, we have enforced bad habits and now need to tough through 21 days without our trigger foods. You will be fine! Find healthier options to grab when you’re craving. Great choices are low-glycemic smoothies and desserts, fresh berries, guacamole or hummus with veggies, rice cakes or raw cashews.

Does this mean you cannot have your favorite treats anymore?

No Way! Yet, if you feel like your food cravings are running your life, take back control by understanding them more.

Do you have any tips for overcoming your cravings? Comment below because others may be in the same predicament that you are and could use your help! Oh! And another thing: brush and floss your teeth. It helps train your brain that you are done eating when your mouth feels all squeaky clean!

XoXo,

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Strong Is The New Sexy

It is easy to consume fat burners, supplemental shakes, or even starve ourselves. Fast and unhealthy weight loss is a growing obsession these days. Society bombards us with unrealistic body goals on social media, we are part of judgments focused on physical appearance, and we are pressured to be a size zero every time we look in the mirror.

This is all harmful. I felt this pressure even in fifth grade, more so as I got into high school and it even happens now. There was a point of time I became bulimic to try to change my image faster. It wasn’t until I had food allergies and leaky gut syndrome  tearing me up that I realized I can’t do those “quick fixes” and “fast result” weight loss. It isn’t even about weight loss. It is all about gaining health.

I am still trying to heal my relationship with food.

Being a female myself, I know that it is difficult to think positively of ourselves. One thing I have observed for myself is having positive thoughts and feeling good about myself made me feel more confident and much easier to be around.

You are gorgeous! and totally amazing!

Number One: Shoot for no more than 1-2lbs of weight loss per week

It may be upsetting. I know we want instant gratification, especially if there is 50 to 60lbs you want to lose, yet shedding 1-2 per week is going to get you to your goal and help you to stay there. Let’s break it down for ya… One pound is basically 3500 calories. If you lose one pound per week, that means you’ve eaten 3500 fewer calories that week or essentially burned an extra 3500 calories, or a combination!

Two: Weigh yourself no more than once a week.

I have tested this before and noticed that I can weigh myself in the morning and by lunch time I am usually 2-3 lbs heavier! WTF! This can be caused by sodium intake, water loss, dehydration and even hormones. I am aware of this yet there is something about seeing those damn numbers go up and down that my mood takes an emotional roller coaster. This can create a lot of inner turmoil and sabotage your progress. So Quit it! Pick one day a week and time to do your weighing sessions. This will be more reliable.

Another thing to remember is usually the scale starts to go up due to building muscle.Just don’t jump on the scale at all.

Three: Consider taking your body measurements and a photo.

This is way more accurate then a scale. It could take weeks for the scale to reflect your work. Fat cells are  decreasing in size while your muscle cells are growing and getting more dense causing the scale to be higher. If you take your before hip thigh waist and arm measurements as well as your body fat percentage you will more than likely see results on a weekly basis.

Four: Beware of the things that can hinder your success.

We know what we are suppose to avoid. Stress is probably the biggest culprit though. Being stressed about your weight is one of the top reasons we slow down our progress. I know it is difficult. Look into some relaxing techniques such as hypnotherapymeditation, yoga, or even essential oils. Practicing these techniques will help calm your nerves and promote balanced and long-term weight loss!

Also, rapid weight loss is a weight loss killer. It is not healthy to loose 3-4 lbs a week. It lowers your metabolism significantly and PERMANENTLY! Your nutrition becomes depleted which causes energy crashes and cravings, yet also means your weight will be quick to find you again and increasingly more difficult to lose the next time.

With a well-paced approach to weight loss is the first step in developing a healthy relationship with your body. Now that you have the building blocks, we must shift our attention to increasing our self-love and positive self talk!

Want extra guidance to reach your weight loss goals? My weight management hypnotherapy programs are exactly what you need to find success! Message me and I can get you set up after a quick interview so I can find what will best support you!

5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN GUT HEALTH

By Jenna Clark

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

-Hippocrates

The gut is one of the most important systems within our bodies. Unfortunately, It also is the most temperamental! Our gut is like our second brain. This guy controls and regulates so many of our body’s functions. Our moods, metabolism, illnesses and the obvious one, digestion. The health of our digestive tract is imperative for our overall well-being.

So, what even happens in the digestive tract? Well first of all, there is good bacteria in this system. This can affect your body’s vitamin & mineral absorption, hormone regulation, vitamin production, immune response and the ability to eliminate toxins.

Get this! Good Bacteria also regulates your overall mental health! This is so important! Our mental and emotional health become clogged when the gut is.

How do we make sure our gut stays healthy?

All disease begins in the gut

-Hippocrates

Healthy Gut

Here are 5 different ways to maintain optimal digestive health:

  1. Ditch the SugarsProcessed food is dangerous to our health. Sugars are difficult to recognize in our foods. Sugars hide in additives, preservatives, ingredients you can’t even pronounce, and chemicals we aren’t even meant to consume in the first place!

Refined sugar and processed foods destroy our gut, causing extreme imbalances and killing our good bacteria that resides there. Instead of choosing the boxed and bagged items at the store, choose Whole Foods that are raw and preferably organic.

2. Load up on MagnesiumWhat is Magnesium? This nutrient is greatly needed within our bodies. It regulates over 300 processes. Such as, boosting mood, improves quality of sleep, calms nerves and reduces anxiety, relieves muscle soreness, regulates calcium, potassium and sodium levels, prevents headaches, and simply helps with digestion.

Where can I get Magnesium, you ask? Simple! Flaxseed, leafy greens, or high grade supplements. Make sure to ask someone to help you find the correct type of magnesium for you.

3. Good Bacteria support This is not foreign. We have heard of them before – Probiotics! Probiotics live in our digestive tracts. These are needed to keep gut health and our well-being in tip top shape! A great way to start the day is taking a 50 billion strand probiotic on an empty stomach.

4. Drink WaterAs humans, we are 70%+ made up of water. Despite what people may think it is essential for us to survive. Though, it is also imperative for our gut health. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces.

5. Relax and Reduce StressAs mentioned before, the brain and the gut are directly related, especially when it comes to stress. When the body is in a stressful state the brain is triggered to go into fight of flight mode. This can stop our digestive tract, decreasing metabolism and causing many problems.

How can we De-Stress?

Great ways to reduce stress in our lives are meditation, yoga, coloring, reading, therapy, exercise, and the great outdoors!

Using these techniques will increase our gut health and maintain it. You will see improvements within your mood, sleep patterns, motivation, ability to fight off illness, circulation, and many more health benefits.

The only thing you need to do is start loving your gut! Make it healthy – the rest of your body will tank you for it!

xoxo,

 
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TOP GEEKY MOVIES FOR 2016

By Jenna Clark

Alright, 2015 is over… Thank heavens!

Not only can we start fresh and new within our own lives, yet the movie directors and producers can try to entertain us with the most glorious films of the year!

Let’s begin with the most obvious. It has been all over facebook, websites, and tons of geeky magazines. That’s correct! Batman vs Superman

Superman and Batman have had many movies that have had ups and downs. Yet never have they been seen on the big screen simultaneously. This film will be the very first to feature both and the very first to feature The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Women. If this ends up working this will be the first, for me, that DC has a decent movie. It could be the beginning of many Justice League movies to come as well!

In other news, I am excited about this DC movie, Suicide Squad!!!  There has been a lot of info released and rumors in regards to this bad boy. Some info that we have seen is wonderful yet a lot of rumors are circling… Yet, the trailer out right now is beautifully put together. It makes me excited to see what the movie has in store for the Task Force X! We are ready for August 5th, 2016 to come already!

Good Luck to you DC!

Now with that out of the way let us get into the real badasses of 2016.

I cannot wait! Recently, through the trailers during Star Wars TFA, there was a trailer for Captain America: Civil War.  Holy Shit! This was non stop adrenaline and quite beautifully shot. It will be the newest Avengers movie to hit. Unfortunately, it will be a bittersweet movie for most. Especially myself. Why?

“Well, glad you asked.”

To begin, this is to go along with the comic books, the Avengers become divided into two opposing factions and after extensive collateral damage prompts the politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity. The last Avengers movie we felt a bit of the tension to set up for this movie. Hold on until May 6, 2016

Which brings me to another trailer during Star Wars TFA, X-Men: Apocalypse. I feel bad for saying this yet maybe just a couple weeks ago I had watched X-Men: Days of future past for the first time. Though seeing this trailer was powerful! The story focuses on the return of the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse. This guy is a complete badass.

Disillusioned with the modern world, he recruits a team of powerful mutants to destructively clear humanity from the world… Did we mention he can control any mutant? We will find out May 27, 2016!

The Marvel Universe continues!

Gambit. This is one that I have recently found out about and was not aware of its making. I was looking up Channing Tatum on imdb.com and noticed that he, of all people, will be staring in Gambit. So I researched some more. Obviously, Gambit is an old childhood love in X-Men. Who doesn’t love his explosive card tricks, the use of kinetic energy, and Cajun accent? Well through my attempts I could not find much information on this movie. All I can tell you is that it will be out October 7, 2016. Sorry Geeks and Gals…

To Doctor Strange. I have many friends in love with this comic, again published by Marvel. Bringing this sexy character down is none other than Benedict Cumberbatch! He is going to be having a huge year coming up and we are all excited to see him playing the role of this enchanting Doctor. The general plot here is that Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident. This ruins his career but sets him on a journey of healing. We do love those. Nov 4, 2016

Last but not least within the Marvel epicness is my one and only movie I am so excited to be seeing!

That is correct Deadpool! I am looking forward to this masterpiece. Not only is Deadpool an interesting character to say the least. They decided to ask Ryan Reynolds to play this uncanny questionable superhero. It is one of the most highly anticipated movies for this year. Wade Wilson is diagnosed with a butt load of cancer. In order to give him a chance to live he is experimented on and in return is hunting down the man who nearly destroyed his life. It still incorporates the dark humor that you comic lovers yearn for! Feb. 12, 2016

Truly this will be another outstanding year for Marvel and all of the followers!

Turning our attention to one I will be interested in seeing. It took a while but World of Warcraft finally is transformed into a movie! This video game is a family staple… No, I am kidding though it is quite well known. There are books as well and it is set in none other than Azeroth. The plot will focus on the origin of the story. This was where the orcs and humans have their first encounter. The trailer was well done and the Orcs look epic to say the least. We will be looking forward to this film on June 10, 2016.

Zoolander 2 Just a completely ridiculous movie from the trailer and obviously from what we remember from the first movie! Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald are back! They are now recruited by Interpol to infiltrate the new world of high fashion. In the trailer, they have some great cameos too. Unfortunately, it comes out Feb 12, 2016, so I will be seeing Deadpool!

Lastly, we come to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars TFA was the first of many to start gracing our big screens. Very similar to what they have done with The Avengers.

Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the universe. The story is set in between events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. From what it sounds like a bunch of rebel fighters team up to take down some plans for a horrible creation, the Death Star! This one will not disappoint and cannot wait for it to come out Dec 16, 2016.

I know that there are and will be so many more classics coming our way though this is the beginning line up of my geeky 2016!

xoxo,

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