The other day as Mike and I were sitting on the couch watching the news, we happened to catch each other’s eyes and had one of those soul eye gazing moments. “Your eyes are just so beautiful,” he said, breaking the eye trance we found ourselves in. Not one to take compliments, I admitted, “I…

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I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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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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  Two weeks ago, I got an email notifying me that I’d be presenting Warrior Sculpt for LifeTime Fitness as part of Be Well Philly’s Underground series of events. Presenting for Be Well Philly is something I’ve wanted to do for years. In fact, it’s been on my vision board for the last three. When…

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  I just got done subbing Strike! – a high intensity kickboxing meets mixed martial arts based class where we use weighted gloves and body bars to perform various drills. It’s become one of my most favorite LifeTime signature formats to teach because it gets me into that “fighter” mindset and enables me to tap…

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“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller When I was younger, I was fascinated by the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. What fascinated me most was that the books didn’t TELL a story; you CHOSE the story. You choose which page to turn to in response to a situation.  …

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