What The F*** Are You Doing?!

Prologue Part II: “How brain cancer showed me who the REAL heroes in my life are.” I believe that my experience in the hospital is best defined by both the things that I absolutely hated about it, and the things that I absolutely appreciated about it (most notably all of the heroic people that I […]

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“Kicking the Bucket List”

“How I went from happily creating and experiencing the life I envisioned to hitting the single biggest roadblock of my life.”   PROLOGUE Part I: A few days before Black Friday in 2014, my wife Ashley and I both received what appeared to be a routine marketing email from REI, our favorite “toy” store where […]

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Nestor Powernester

  “What does it take to be able to move relentlessly forward? What kind of person can sustain relentless forward movement?”   PREFACE: Let’s start from the very beginning – MY beginning. I’m sure this sounds very cliché, but I feel like I had a VERY unique childhood (doesn’t everybody?). I was born the only […]

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Do the Work

“How brain cancer pushed me to create and experience the life I envision.” (Step 8 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 8 Part II: My first experience with exercise upon returning home from a […]

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If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me

  “How brain cancer motivated me to create and experience the life I envision.”   (step 8 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 8 Part I: Ten tiny words have always governed my life: […]

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It’s Not About You

“It’s Not About You”   “How brain cancer made me passionate about helping others in my same situation.” (step 7 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 7: Attach your goal to a CAUSE; make […]

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The New Normal

“How brain cancer taught me that accomplishing my goals and getting my life back to ‘normal’ doesn’t always have to look exactly like how I originally envisioned it in order for me to feel fulfilled.” (step 6 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision, despite a […]

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

“How brain cancer made me even more determined to accomplish my life goals” (step 5 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event). STEP 5: Commit to your goals and put your money where your mouth is! Recruit […]

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Nobody is Guaranteed Tomorrow

  “How brain cancer made me prioritize my life goals” (step 4 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 4: Declare your goal(s) and take your first action step! Mark them down on your calendar […]

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