Independence

Stop borrowing confidence!

Stop BORROWING Confidence!

In the past, confidence was not my strong suit. Somewhere along the line I lost my mojo. But everyone wants their mojo, so we look for ways to at least feel that we’ve retrieved it. That’s what I did. In my late twenties I read a book you may have heard of called The Art of the Deal, written by… Read the rest

The Best Workout is… WORK!

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.—Genesis 3:19 KJV I have been too busy to write for some time, but I’m glad to get back to it. One of the things I’ve had to… Read the rest

Thomas Edison’s Secret

How much failure are you willing to take? That is the question you are very likely to be faced with as you move forward with whatever it is you want to do, be it a new diet and fitness program, idea, business, or what have you. Because failure is likely to be a close companion—especially in the early stages of… Read the rest

You Can’t Cure Yourself With Food

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I was listening to my friend Dan Schwarzhoff’s Podcast this morning (What Do Food, Sex, and Your Parents Have in Common?), which I highly recommend. He was speaking of how our resentments trace back to resenting our parents, and how this manifests in all kinds of issues, one of them being eating disorders. Now, this is not a new concept… Read the rest

Make Your Own News!

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Today is another one of those days that was supposed to bring “big news.” I’ve seen a lot of those days. More often than not, the “big news” ends up being one more version of a “nothingburger.” And let’s just say that today’s news actually leads to some “big” news. Okay. Sometimes news can be big, and sometimes it can… Read the rest

Is a “Program” Necessary to Get Fit?

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Note: I first wrote this piece 8/12/17, and included it in my e-book: GREEK PHYSIQUE: The Simple Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body–Even If You’re Old, Weak, Or Broken Down. I’m working on an update to the book, and will let you know when it’s out. This article is as relevant now as the day I wrote it. Maybe more… Read the rest

We Don’t Need to “Put God First”

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A friend of mine sent me to a video in which Denzel Washington was giving a commencement speech at Dillard University (2017). The key part to the speech was when he told the gathered students, faculty, and parents how important it is that we “Put God first.” It’s a very good speech, and you should see it. I’m not linking… Read the rest

God’s Power is Transmitted Through a Single Finger

Why is a discussion of God’s power on a health and fitness site? That’s a pretty simple answer: Because God is the originator of life, and therefore health. I have been interested in spiritual health my whole life. I remember being quite young and “praying” to God while lying in my bed, by simply closing my eyes and noticing light… Read the rest