Posts Tagged “story”

Why shouldn’t you ‘Follow Your Passion’?

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Why shouldn’t you ‘Follow Your Passion’?

Introduction I had the opportunity to speak to 8th – 12th graders about careers and life last month at Master Charter’s Career Day and Upper Darby High’s Java Programming class.  I wasn’t sure the young men and women in the classes were paying attention until I saw the pictures.       We talked about…

Depression

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Depression

Introduction This is the story of the most painful period of my life. This is the story of my family, the hard parts and the redemption. This is the story for people suffering without hope. Watch the first ninety seconds and you will never look at me the same again. Watch until the end and…

Tabata

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Tabata

Story I bobbed and weaved through five years of working sixty hours a week without gaining weight or losing my fitness level.  You may have even less free time due to work, family, or other responsibilities.   If you’re time-poor and want to get fit take the time to learn Tabata, one of my top tools…

Eat Less Sugar – Story

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Eat Less Sugar – Story

      Sugar held me up against a wall for twenty years and I didn’t even know it.  I grew up in the lower middle class.  My family and friends ate processed cereal, snacks, and candy daily.    Even the pasta sauce had extra sugar.     On the mean streets of Upper Darby, eating…

Habit Strategy Contrast

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Habit Strategy Contrast

Story Jamie stepped off the scale, “172 again?  That’s it.  I’m done.”  In that moment Jamie closed the books on another attempt at weight loss.  It was February 1st, exactly one month after Jamie started a strict diet and hour-long cardio classes four days per week.  Every other year for the last ten years Jamie tried a new…

Sleep – Story

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Sleep – Story

  Half my life is the journey from dead-sleeper to insomniac-killer to late-night-junkie to early-morning-amateur.  I hide that life in the closet, but let’s peak inside.   We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping.  The hour or two before you go to bed and the hour after you wake-up are mostly your routines.  Almost half…

Journaling – Story

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Journaling – Story

  “Journaling is for teenage girls, not me.”  That’s what I thought as I walked down Route 10 in Morgantown with a packet of paper and pen in hand for…journaling.  My mom died.  I developed hypothyroidism.  I couldn’t sleep for months.  My mind raced with anxious thoughts.  Stepping out into nature slowed me down. Afterwards,…

Walk More – Story

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Walk More – Story

  I almost lost the love of my life for $750. At the time I didn’t know that our future relationship would become such an important part of my life. I just thought, “$1500 is an unreasonable price to pay.” At the time I had two mortgages and not enough income to pay for them….

Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Story

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Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Story

My whole adult life I’ve faked being a legit martial arts teacher.  No one knows it, but I’m afraid of fighting.  Flash back to 1996 when I’m sixteen years old.  I’m training for my first kickboxing fight.  I’ve competed in karate tournaments, but this is the real deal.  Full contact kickboxing.  The goal is a knockout.  Unfortunately,…

Eat More Veg – Story

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Eat More Veg – Story

“Everything I know about healthy food is wrong.”  That’s how I felt in 2010.  From my early twenties to early thirties I ate lots of lean meat, “healthy” grains and starches, fruit, and a little bit of vegetables.  Then, I got a glucose sensor.  It shows blood sugar readings taken every 5 minutes plotted over…

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