B.O.U.N.C.E. – Successfully Overcoming the Agony of Defeat

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS: Monroe Mann holds a NY law license and a PhD in psychology.  He wrote his PhD dissertation from Capella University on the decision-making process of successful entertainers.  He is an accomplished book author, actor, musician, film producer, director, attorney, public speaker, and entrepreneur.

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Wise Words from KFC.

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

I was eating lunch at KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) the other day, and the placemat had a bunch of ‘brain games’.  Naturally, I figured they were kids games that wouldn’t challenge me at all.… Read More

Best Halloween Costume Ever

Shot by Claire Hanbing Lu
Break Diving Member and Volunteer in Canada

(c) 2017 by Claire Hanbing Lu, used with permission via a perpetual non-exclusive license to Break Diving, Inc. for any and all legal purposes.


Break Diving, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.… Read More

More Inspiring Quotes, Chinese Fortunes, and Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume Two! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“You will grow in awareness. 

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Lessons From Loved Ones: Monroe Mann Sr. (2/2/22 – 10/21/17)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

What follows is the first LFLO or Leaflow, i.e. Lessons From Loved Ones.  This first one will be about my dad.  It starts with the actual obituary I wrote for the local newspaper, then moves on to some amusing specifics about how he died, and then some lessons I learned from him.… Read More

More Inspiring Quotes, Fortunes, & Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume One! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“Be Patient! 

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Die Trying, Don’t Die Dreaming

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

Wake up people!  You could die tomorrow!  Heck, you could die TODAY!

I hear so many people talking about what they are going to do one day, or what they are going to have one day, but if I ask them what they are doing to reach that goal today, they have a million excuses.… Read More

Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Whaaaaat?

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
& Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Co-Star of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King”, a film I produced with Ronnie Khalil

Why I Am Writing This

This is an amusing, but serious, account of the lessons I learned from 2008 – 2015 during the entire process of creating the feature film You Can’t Kill Stephen King, from conception, screenwriting, and fund raising to production, editing, Cannes!, and receiving checks from our agent for sales.… Read More

Psychology 101 (a joke)

Psychology 101: In a class on abnormal psychology, the instructor was about to introduce the subject of manic depression.

She posed this question to her students: “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits down weeping uncontrollably the next?”

A young man in the rear raised his hand and suggested earnestly, “A football coach?”

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This joke was originally posted by Break Diving board member Debbie Bordelon in our online community (sign up for free at www.BreakDiving.org/community).… Read More

Introducing: Monroe Mann

Active members of our Break Diving community (www.breakdiving.org/community) are recognized with a blog post all about that person, in interview format!  If you are an active member of our Break Diving Slack community or are currently enrolled in one of our awesome courses, we would love to brag to the world about you!… Read More