Category Archives: Health

Bloody Elbows, Steep Cliffs, & Passing the Test

  “Will you succeed?  Yes!  You will indeed!  98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. Kid, you’ll move mountains.” – Dr Seuss I looked out over the valley. Nothing but mountains stretched out to the horizon. I reached for the tree branch. … Continue reading

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Obstacles, Hashtags, & What I Learned…

“What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius My grandmom had a saying each time I complained about something. She would hear me out. Then she would look at me and say, “It’s what you make of it.” … Continue reading

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The Art of Consistency

“It’s not what we do once and a while that shapes our lives.  It is what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins If you forgot I wrote a blog, no offense taken. So did I. It’s been 2 months since … Continue reading

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The Grind

“It is often the small victories that define the big moments.” – Chris Burkmenn My 4 day oxycontin experiment was over. I was a week out of ACL surgery. My surgeon cleared me to drive. After a few attempts, I … Continue reading

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Body, Mind, & Believing

“Believing is half the cure.” – Toba Beta It was 3 days after ACL surgery. I’m on crutches, limping down my driveway. My neighbor yelled at me. “No way you’re still 100% Italian.  Zero chance that guy was a paisan.” … Continue reading

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Sunsets, The Karate Kid & Adapting

“All failure is failure to adapt.  All success is successful adaptation.” – Max McKeown This was a bad idea. My 3 year old daughter & I were sitting on top of a sliding board. As we started to slide, I … Continue reading

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Adversity, Knee Braces, & Attitude

“If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” ― Terry Goodkind  ADVERSITY enters our lives when we least expect it. How we deal with our challenges defines who we are. While training in jiu jitsu, I heard a … Continue reading

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