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My Purpose Is To Love

If you would have told me that my ultimate purpose in life was to love and then return to God, I would have had a difficult time accepting that premise.

I worked hard throughout my life, always pursuing my professional goals with vigor and determination. Gotta say, I've accomplished quite a bit since my first job (waitressing) in 1975. I'm sure you've done and feel the same or close to it. That started to change, however, last summer and since then I'm now clear that my purpose is to love - …

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Find Flow To Find Fulfillment

It's empowering and magical - even transformational when it happens and that is why you need to find flow to find fulfillment. Who wouldn't want more life engagement, more life satisfaction, better quality of life, more positive emotions, more resources and more self-esteem, which have all been attributed to flow. Recognizing these moments is not difficult. Creating them, however, might be the first step. Either way, here are everyday sort of examples of flow and how you can dial in your ow…

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What Am I Here To Do?

What am I here to do? What is my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing with my life? Why am I here?

How can we not ask ourselves these questions at some point in our lives? Most of us want to contribute value to the world and feel like we make a difference.

It's especially a problem when you've been in the same kind of work for many years for security and finances but not because it feels worthwhile and fulfilling, or when you've devoted your life to raising kids, or when you are not only i…

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The Mop, Zits & The Gig

My story of the mop, zits & the gig will resonate with many of you, I just know it.

I was recently discussing my several years in commercial acting and decided it would be fun to share moments from that period in my life after mentioning this particular little story to a friend of mine. This originally posted on my first blog on March 17, 2009.

I know what you're thinking, gross. How in the world do those three things tie in together. Let me explain. I shot my testimonial for the Spin & Go m…

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Stress, Dehydration and Shingles. My Story.

I've always known the dangers of stress. In fact, it's the reason that I've calmed down my training a bit and added time for meditation and prayer and/or yoga. I've been working on breathing exercises and controlling my thoughts when they start to create barriers and obstacles to peace and contentment. I'm a work in progress but I feel pretty good about my focus and efforts.

Enter my summer trip to Peru and the wakening of my chicken pox virus and the constant reminder of my body's overload.…

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Angels, Synchronicity & A Fitness Transformation

Original post date: Summer of 2014. After nearly 40 years of always having a job (or several), I took six weeks off this summer other than a little bit of fitness work. I was coming off of a major career disappointment and I was exhausted from the emotional up's and down's. I was actually exhausted overall from non-stop to-do's and goals for my entire life. Little did I know that my days and hours would soon be consumed with angels, synchronicity and a different kind of fitness transformati…

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My Battle with Overeating & Bulimia

Hello my friends and thank you for taking time to read this entry about my battle with overeating and bulimia. I originally posted it on Sept. 10th, 2012 as a follow up to my being-locked-in-your-own-prison/ post. I am updating this partly because of a guest on my former syndicated show, Life in the Groove, Dotsie Bausch. She's a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in cycling and a successful coach but it took an almost life-ending battle with anorexia to get her there. Many of us with eating diso…

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You Cannot Exercise Away a Bad Diet

My guess is that many of you have and are still attempting something that just won't work because as hard as you try, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. And, oh how I've tried, every which way I could think of.

I've had personal training clients show up for a session after doing cardio for 60-minutes. I've watched them take a group fitness class after our tough, 50-minute training. Because they love to workout so much? Because they have so much extra time in the day? Once in a while, becau…

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Being Locked in Your Own Prison

I've been taking the last few months off from a lot of my normal routine to truly re-think and study my purpose and calling in this lifetime. As I look back at some of my previous posts, I realize that I've grown in some areas, not-so-much in others and I've sort of coasted in a few spots. This short entry about being locked in your own prison caught my attention from a summer trip that we took two years ago. Thought I would re-post as I toil away at my newest stuff. Betting that it will st…

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Exercise Smarter to Burn Fat

How you move, how you fuel and how you rest should all support a Mad Dog Metabolism and you can ignite that fire if you exercise smarter to burn fat 24/7. It's the ultimate situation for any of us trying to lose weight or maintain our ideal shape. It's critical as we age to help prevent the natural decrease in caloric allowances. You've heard of the 80/20 rule and working smarter not harder. It's the same for your health and fitness goals (assuming you already work hard enough). Burning ext…

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