Facing My Fears

Prologue Part IV   “How brain cancer forced me to confront all of my greatest fears in life…  all at the same time.” Aichmophobia:  the morbid, irrational fear of sharp and/or pointed objects.  Included in this genre of phobias is “needle phobia,” which is a self-explanatory term that is actually used in medical literature.  If […]

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5 Secrets of the Pros

    Thinking back over the years, how many lessons have you had that made a long-term impact on your golf game? If I had to guess, I would say that the lessons early on in your golf career dramatically helped you improve, but since then you have probably only found a couple gems that […]

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Tired of Elliptical? Try a Gameful Approach

Does your exercise routine sound like this? 30 min elliptical one day – maybe throw some weights around or do some machines another day – walk the dog. This routine gets booooringgggg and many of my clients come to me feeling flat, tired and totally uninspired.   If you aren’t getting enough physical activity in […]

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It’s Official: I’m a Cancer Patient

Prologue Part III “How brain cancer taught me how to shift, adapt, and roll with the punches.”   Brain surgery was immediately followed by one solid week of “recovery” in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit.  I don’t know if it was all of the drugs they had me on for preventing seizures, blood clots, and pain, […]

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Food As Medicine: Ginger

Ginger! Yet another medicinal food that is right in your nearest grocery store produce section. Remember when you were young and had an upset stomach and your mom told you to get some saltines and ginger ale? Well I do. There were plenty of times in college when I would grab the “upset stomach cure […]

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How to Achieve Work/Life Balance

The first blog in this series was an overview of work/life balance and what it means . Now we will dive deeper in on How to Achieve Work/Life Balance.   1 – Make time to connect with others. #Relationships There is a Ted Talk 75 year study on happiness and those people who were happier were […]

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Purge the Pantry: Set up for Success

So you want to eat better, improve your diet, lose weight and just feel better overall.  Well it starts with what you consume. How we look and feel on the outside has a direct correlation to what’s on the inside. If we consistently put “garbage” inside, we will eventually look and feel like garbage on the outside….. that’s not the […]

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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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