“Your inner light hasn’t been shining so bright recently,” she said to me in a low, concerned tone as she leaned over the counter. I smiled, or, at least I tried to. “Well, you know…” I said, trying to shrug off what felt like 100 lbs mounted to my back, “it’s been…” “I know,” she…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  Even though I know my way to the places I most frequently travel, I still pop on my iphone and use my GPS to help me navigate the best way there and to show me the time at which I will arrive at my destination. While I might stress about traffic or that the…

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  In life we’re told to “raise the bar”, a mantra that promises to yield higher results, a stronger work ethic and growing momentum in the direction we want. It’s a mindset nearly all motivational gurus profess and one that I sold and believed in…until I came across this quote:   “We do not rise…

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  I was talking to a friend last week about how I feel like I’m always in a constant state of rebuilding my classes.   “What does that tell you?” he asked.   “Ha. That there’s some deep spiritual lesson I need to get about starting over?”   “No. Well, maybe, I dunno. That’s not…

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  My little guy turned 10 yesterday and it’s hard to believe we’re already in double digits. Last night as I was watching him play his video game (Fortnight is all the rage btw), I reflected on the last 10 years of life with Johnny – all the various of stages of growth, not just…

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  Years ago, there was only three things I measured in my life:   1. My weight   2. How many hours I worked out at the gym/ how many calories I expended   3. How many calories I consumed     The first became the benchmark for the other two. My morning weight would…

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  The other day I was talking to my dear friend, Kevin Michael about his dreams and aspirations.   “You know,” he said, taking a long, dramatic pause, “this,” and he waved his hands in a circular motion around him, “this is the side hustle. The real dream is to perform onstage to 200 million…

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  Do you remember learning to swim or ride a bike? The terrifying moments of crippling fear where you swore you’d drown or fall off the bike to your peril? How it was only when mom or dad let go of the backseat of the bike – it was only when you let go of…

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  Last week, Kimberly Spreen-Glick, an innovator and change agent in the fitness industry – and someone who I consider a huge mentor (though we’ve never met in person) – made this post:   “To all the beautiful souls out there, this message is from my heart to yours…take a deep breath but please do…

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