Addiction

Play Hard

Play Hard

Howdy!! We all deserve to know what it feels like to be able to move our bodies without worrying whether we can or not.  I remember when I was a kid waking up in the summer and thinking about being outside.  I wanted to run, play, see my friends, get on the monkey bars or the merry-go-round.  My sister and I would have to be called inside to eat and would stay out until it was dark.  I remember wa... »

Making The Habit

Making The Habit

Hello! We are all addicted to something, some feeling, some situation, some story, some idea… all of us.  We tell ourselves stories all of the time and we fight tooth and nail to hold onto these things.  We go through serious depression and withdrawal when we are made to let go of these addictions.  Most of us, on a basic level, are addicted to things being the same.  We want things to be static i... »

Work And Wait For It

Work And Wait For It

Hello, How long have you abused you?  How long have you taken drugs, eaten like sh*t, lived a sedentary (or close to it) life, thought jacked up thoughts about yourself and everyone else, judged everything, allowed others to take advantage or taken advantage of others?  Are your firm, muscular.  Do you have quick reflexes?  Are you alert?  Do you sweat daily?  Do you have any addictions?  If you c... »

Brace Your Coffee-Loving Selves

Brace Your Coffee-Loving Selves

Hello there!!! As a personal trainer I am hired to help others reach various fitness goals and as a life coach I am hired to help people sort out all the rest and sometimes including fitness.  More often than not I am asked to assist with weight loss, energy levels and overall well-being.  Most people who I work with have one thing in common, and it is often what I suggest they approach first (and... »

Find A New Love

Find A New Love

Hi There! I love potato chips.  I love potato chips with vegan cream cheese.  Unbelievably delicious.  I have eaten my weight umpteen times over in potato chips.  I have gained weight eating my weight in potato chips.  I have stopped eating potato chips almost completely.  I don’t know when I had them last.  3 months ago maybe.  I have had Pop Chips but that is the extent of my potato chip i... »

True North

True North

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  You’re on your own and you know what you know.  And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”  ~Dr. Seuss Howdy! So many of us have no idea who we are or what we want.  I have always had direction, even when it seemed like I was going in a million different d... »

Attached To It

Attached To It

“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice.  Better than knowledge is meditation.  But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.”  ~Bhagavad Gita I am all about letting go of things except for the things I want to hold on to.  I think we may all be a little like that.  I realize that we get attached to how things are, no matter... »

Your Responsibility

Your Responsibility

Sweat.  Daily.  Seriously. I know that my fitness routine (my life) is sometimes daunting and to many seemingly impossible.  I am never trying to get someone to move their body as much as I do, unless they would like to.  But, movement is what life is about.  There are all kinds of ways to get a good sweat and all you need to do is try various activities to find the one that works for you.  Self-c... »

I’m Stuck & I Can’t Get Out!!

I’m Stuck & I Can’t Get Out!!

Yo! Is there an area that you are feeling ‘stuck’ in at the moment.  A relationship, a situation, a job?  Do you feel like you don’t have any good options for getting ‘unstuck’ so you must stay put? You are never ‘stuck’ in a situation.  You may choose to stay somewhere, unpleasant or not.  When you deny that you are choosing where you are you miss out on ... »

Life is Movement

Life is Movement

Howdy, When you stop growing you die.  Life ends when movement ceases.  Many of us search for stillness, for a reprieve from growth.  We use all sorts of things to basically numb, slow down, shut out, or to simply stop movement in any direction.  We look for security, stability, predictability.  We look for people to be enable us and call them ‘kind’ or ‘loving’ when they d... »

Needs & Preferences

Needs & Preferences

“Happiness happens when your consciousness is not dominated by addictions and demands–and you experience life as a parade of preferences” ~Ken Keyes, Jr. We tend to believe that our way is the way and that anyone doing it differently is wrong.  Our addiction to how we do things (and that is what it is) tends to lead us down a road of struggle, conflict, unease and unhappiness.  W... »