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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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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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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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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The TIME Has Come

Time and money, the two things we ALL wish we had more of. Seeing how I’m a fitness guy, let me give you some guidance on getting more out of your time.   Each one of us has a laundry list of tasks that steal away our time. Our job, commuting, sleeping, eating, household chores, […]

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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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