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    Stress is Growth


    Disclaimer: Chronic stress is a genuine concern in our current environment. Continuous “fight-or-flight” responses and prolonged cortisol exposure plague countless ...

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    It’s Alive!


    “I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest ...

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    Nosferatu and You


    Every year, someone or something takes pop culture by storm and inevitably becomes the must-wear Halloween costume of the season. ...

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    Trick or Diabetes?


    “Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t, I don’t care ...

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    The Religion of Dieting


    When did one’s diet become a religion? Watching a low carb vs. high carb debate is like watching the ...

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    Gambling on Fitness


    On the list of my ten all-time favorite movies, the top two are comic book movies, and half are mob ...

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    Rescuing the Youth


    FDR was an enigmatic man. Stricken with polio, he never allowed himself to be photographed in his wheelchair, not wanting ...

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    A Return to Fasting


    America’s Independence Day is July 4th, and Mexico’s is September 16th. I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’...

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    The Line in the Sand


    Be a Lenny Skutnik. On January 26, 1982, Lenny Skutnik sat in the Presidential Gallery, next to the First Lady during the ...

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    On Motivation


    It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” I’m unclear about the conditions that necessitated the invention ...

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    On Confidence


    Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, “what about it?” She responded, “How do we ...

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    Overcoming Temptation


    If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our Goals; temptation is its villain. If fitness programs proceeded ...

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    Mistakes & Miracles


    I have made countless mistakes, all of them, by my own hubris; stretching from romantic blunders to financial faults. I’...

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    The Shorthand of Emotion


    “Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in ...

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    The Permanency of Change


    The Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation. Ford’s Theater. Abraham Lincoln stands amongst a small few that can claim the ...

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    Firebringer


    What lights your way? We are all born with a blazing spirit of courage. It is not a spirit made ...

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    Synchronicity


    Walk into the better days of tomorrow by looking at days past. 1939. Loud, violent German tanks storm into Poland. War ...

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    Sleep The Fat Away?


    “Six hours for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.” -Napoleon Bonaparte Were Napoleon’s sentiments ...

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    Distill My Heart


    Distill My Heart “Oh, that man should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we ...

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    The Examined Desire


    THE EXAMINED DESIRE Her face launched a thousand ships… The Iliad is many things. It is central to Western Literature ...

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    The Examined Goal


    It all appears so simple. Set a goal. Work hard. Achieve the goal. Create new goal.   You don’t ...

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    Craig Cooke


    My name is Craig Cooke and I define myself I believe through a number of factors on how I explore ...

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    Scott Carter


    I'm Scott Carter, and I am a father, a sports marketing agent, lawyer, entrepreneur, and musician, just to name a ...

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    Libby Duane


    My name is Libby Duane, and I am a wife, a sister, a daughter; I am also an entrepreneur, and ...

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    How To C Level-Up


    I wasn’t really doing anything extreme from an “unhealthy” standpoint. I was normal, but I also exercised a few ...

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