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Jul 24

Talking Botox with an 8-yr-old…

Talking Botox with an 8-yr-old…

Kids are our future. Respect them.

Kids are our future. Respect them.

Once a week I have the privilege of working with young kids at a gym called Equinox Fitness. It’s truly a situation for me that is akin to winning the lottery. I say this because the situation affords me a free membership at one of the best gyms in the nation. Moreover, I get the opportunity to work with kids, which is something I have always enjoyed. Their perspective on life is always a…

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CHALLENGE: Live Spontaneously and Authentically for 3652 Days

CHALLENGE: Live Spontaneously and Authentically for 3652 Days

OUT WITH THE OLD. IN WITH THE NEW.

OUT WITH THE OLD. IN WITH THE NEW.

Suppose “The Man Upstairs” (that would be God to some of us) woke up this morning and simply decided he’d had it with Earth. And, due to this sheer disgust with our lame and lazy population, he decided to slap us with a 10-year expiration date. Yep. That’s it. Ten quick years to pull it together or, “sayonara.”

Imagine a gruff, booming voice–a certain type of…

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Jul 7

America, the Imperfect…

America, the Imperfect…

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Another 4th of July has come and gone…In America, we tend to do it up right. As for me, it was a fantastic weekend in San Diego: An awesome pad in Mission Hills. Barbecue. Amazing, healthy food. A puppy named Hank. Amazing beverages. (Craft beers. Moscow mules. Spiked Lemonade). Corn hole. New friends. Dear friends. Family. Lively conversation. Laughter…more laughter.

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At dusk, we climbed atop…

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Jun 28

KINDNESS is a Moral Obligation

KINDNESS is a Moral Obligation

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One of my favorite talk radio personalities is Dennis Prager. He’s fairly brilliant and ridiculously insightful. He does a bit on his show called, “The Happiness Hour” and throughout that segment Prager can be heard making the following statement: “Happiness is a moral obligation.”In other words, we human beings are obligated to strive for happiness in our every endeavor. Put on a happy face.…

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Jun 25

We’re all Teachers and Students

We’re all Teachers and Students

experience is the greatest teacher

When I was a kid, going on eight (fourth grade) my parents decided to rev up the baby making machine:

First, a boy. Then came my first sister. Not long after, my parents added the final baby girl to the ever-growing family. So, instead of just my two older brothers and me after eight years–I suddenly became the oldest daughter and middle child…A big change.

Tentatively, I debated my new role.…

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Jun 24
Light = Love

We hear people ask, “Where’s the love?” Well, for starters, begin with the great outdoors. One of the best things to do each day is to simply wake up with the sun!

Light = Love

We hear people ask, “Where’s the love?” Well, for starters, begin with the great outdoors. One of the best things to do each day is to simply wake up with the sun!


Jun 19

Why Kindness is the Best Deal Going

Why Kindness is the Best Deal Going

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People don’t just come out of the womb “kind.” I believe whole-heartedly that kindness is a habit. It’s a trait that must be taught to young people by parents, family and friends at an early age. Once kindnessis “modeled” reinforced, and fully understood, then it’s up to an individual to handle the rest–as far as placing a value on kindness, practicing consistency and cultivating it as a…

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Jun 13

NEWSFLASH: Tim Duncan doesn’t care what you think about his “pants”

NEWSFLASH: Tim Duncan doesn’t care what you think about his “pants”

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Whilst watching the San Antonio Spurs annihilate the Miami Heat last night, I scrolled through my newsfeed. In the process, the headline, “Tim Duncan Wore Pretty Awful Jeans Before Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals” caused me to pause.

Are you kidding me? This is a published story?…A sports story no less? I read it out of morbid curiosity. Who decides to print this garbage, anyway? Did some punk kid…

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Jun 9

Jun 1

A Bit on Men and Chivalry

A Bit on Men and Chivalry

Is Chivalry Dead?

An amusing, somewhat interesting random exchange, last night, as I was leaving the gym…Thought-provoking if nothing else:

A handsome man, probably in his early 50s walked before me–a good 10 steps ahead–and exited the gym through two large, plate glass doors. As I pushed the door open, following behind, he looked at me in a most courteous manner and said, “I’m sorry, I should have opened the…

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