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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Food As Medicine: Immune System

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season for playing in the winter snow, cozying up with some hot chocolate, a blanket and binging on Netflix…and the time for seasonal sniffles, coughs, colds and flu. This time of the year we are more vulnerable to viruses and allergies. No one enjoys being sick […]

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Consistency + Motivation=Results

This year I trained for my first national competition called CG Games (Camp Gladiator). Not only did I have to be strong, and agile but have endurance, and speed as well. There are 5 events: strength, agility, endurance, interval and peak (which was an obstacle course). It took months of training leading up to nationals […]

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4 Tips For Holiday Survival

Tip 1: Set a goal not to gain weight this time of year. The reason I like the no gain goal is it gives you some wiggle room. You can absolutely lose weight this time of year. But I like setting a plan that is manageable and allows you to live life and enjoy yourself. […]

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Meaning of Authentic Community

Think of people in 3 rings. In the middle is you, your partner, parents, siblings, & people you talk to daily. The outside is our social media network and anyone you’ve ever known. The middle ring (yellow in diagram below) is where we struggle. These are people you might see once/week. The people you build […]

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