From the monthly archives: June 2016

Hydration Frustration

On June 30, 2016 By

When you do a long distance walk, you learn a lot about hydration. Hydration is what we used to call drinking, but it’s a lot more complicated. Drinking is taking a liquid into your mouth and swallowing. Hydration involves what you drink, when you drink, how much you drink, and even what you drink it […]

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I was recently blessed with the honor to travel to Europe to for my second tour with Armed Forces Entertainment to provide workouts for the U.S. Military men and women stationed overseas. I had my A-team with me including master trainer Shay Kostabi, photographer Jesse Deyoung and my publicist Nicole Dunn. Together we had the privilege […]

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“Before you speak, ask yourself this question: will your words improve the silence?”           ~From the book, Words Can Change Your Brain

 My friend and colleague, Danielle Palli, recently shared an excellent bit of wisdom with me that I’d like to pass along to you…

Did you know that according to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, […]

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What’s worse than paying income taxes? Paying taxes on the same income twice. Before putting away your 2015 tax folder, make sure your return contained Form 8606 if you have after-tax contributions in your IRA or Roth IRA account.

Tax Form 8606 keeps track of the after-tax balance in an IRA. It’s what accountants […]

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Are you THRIVE-ing?  I hope so!  In the last two weeks I’ve introduced to you my 4 step plan for building a better Body, Brain and ultimately more Bliss.  We’ve taken a look at ourselves and worked towards creating A Vision for what we want our lives to look like and who we really are.  You can’t […]

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A sense of life purpose promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health. Purpose is fundamental.

People who seek meaning beyond themselves are healthier, happier, and live longer. So, it’s vital to our well-being that we maintain a strong sense of purpose.

For some people, life purpose is a spiritual concept, or has a religious dimension. For […]

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“Everything you can do with a pencil you can do with a stick,” artist Patrick Dougherty remarked the other evening at a talk in the Renwick‘s Grand Salon, as he likened his craft to the art of drawing. “Once these things come out of the woods with the overtones of nature, they become sticks […]

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I was sitting in the lobby of an assisted living residence when a resident met his son at the door, hugged him, and asked, “Where’s Mother?”

“Mom’s dead, Dad,” said the son. “She died three days ago. Don’t you remember?”

“What, mother died?” he said, grief and panic written on his face.

Less than a […]

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“The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”

Adam Smith

Bartering is the trading of one product or service for another. Usually there is no exchange of cash. Barter may take place on an informal one-on-one basis […]

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