Empowering Dreams: A Journey through the Visionary Path of Coach Kevin Pyles The world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu holds stories of dedication, triumphs, and transformative experiences. Although many have followed its path, one figure stands out as an example of inspiration and innovation—Coach Kevin Pyles. His commitment to the sport has rewritten the narrative and opened doors … [Read more...] about From Dream to Legacy
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives forever. Now that the virus seems more under control, we no longer have a mask mandate, businesses are open again, and life goes on. But what happens next? How do we grow on a personal level now that life is back to normal? Let’s use an analogy of a flower garden. Anyone who plants the flowers wants to see the blooms. Now compare your … [Read more...] about Life Goes On
Blake Johnson, author of Surry Living’s "Blake’s Take” column, provides answers and insights on a variety of topics for readers who are facing difficult or conflicting situations. Johnson hopes to use his training and experiences to help others make informed decisions and to overcome adversity. Johnson was born and raised near Winston-Salem, NC. Describing himself as … [Read more...] about Meet the Columnist behind Blake’s Take
Exercise helps us improve our mood, sleep more soundly, maintain a healthy weight, and have more energy. Regular exercise can also support our immune system as it fights viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms known as pathogens. Our immune system is a sophisticated defense network against potential threats. The system consists of specialized cells, … [Read more...] about Improving Health with Exercise
In the spring of 2023, the final days in the life of Surry Living Magazine went by in a flurry of activity, concern, and regret. When we released the April 2023 “Music Festival” issue, our most popular issue each year for its extensive coverage of the upcoming local and regional music festivals, we were not sure if it would be the final issue. At that time, we were … [Read more...] about Did You Really Know?