7 Books (and a Podcast) That Will Help You Train for Anything

Mar

24

2015

Do you have goals?  These can be physical, financial, faith based, family, or internal personal growth goals, etc. Prior to finding this vehicle for personal, health and financial success, I had not read a book in years (maybe since college). Since starting in January 2012 on this track to a higher...

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Reflecting on What is Truly Important and Where We are as a Nation – Financially.

Sep

10

2014

How often do you take the time to reflect on where you have been?  How often do you take the time to reflect on where you are now?  Do you spend much time thinking about your future goals and how to get there? The past 24 hours have been a time of reflection for me and I have come to a few realizations....

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Have NOT Been There OR Done That…..but GOT the T-Shirt!

Jan

2

2014

Have you ever committed, prepared, trained and completely engaged in a process for six months to complete one single event?  Maybe your wedding, a trip, a seminar, job interview, athletic event or any multitude of things. When you look back, was it the actual event or the preparation that paid the...

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Harness the Power of Social Media for Accountability

Aug

19

2013

  How many times have you started a nutrition or fitness program just to feel confused, alone, frustrated and finish by quitting? Starting a new nutrition and/or fitness program requires a lot of courage.  Many people who start a nutrition or exercise program quit within a few weeks.  This can...

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7 Portable Hot Lunch Ideas

Aug

6

2013

It is no secret that the typical school is unhealthy.  In fact, school lunches deliver about the same nutritional quality as a fast food meal.  No child should have to eat nutritionally-inferior lunches day after day.  Poor diets contribute to childhood obesity, lack of energy and unclear thinking. The...

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Easing Back Into a School Routine

Aug

1

2013

Summer break:  there is nothing like having weeks and weeks of late nights and schedule-free days.  After the pressure of homework and early mornings for several months, the slow, lazy days of summer are welcome. But as the start of school draws near, the need to begin easing back into a school routine...

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Healthy Snacks for the Backpack

Jul

27

2013

With snack sales and vending machines becoming more and more popular in schools, your child is surrounded by junk food while he is away from your care.  Potato chips, candy bars, pop tarts and granola bars taste great and are cheap to buy, but the effect on your child’s health and school performance...

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Help Your Stressed Out Kids

Jul

19

2013

While school can provide a great learning environment and be a great place to make lifelong friends, it can also put kids under a lot of stress.  Sometimes school feels like a pressure cooker of academic expectation and peer pressure, and this can really take its toll on children. If you notice your...

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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Jul

9

2013

Few things cause our children more joy and anguish than friendships.  When friendships are going well, children are on top of the world—full of self-confidence, excitement and happiness.  But when friendships go sour (and they nearly always do), kids can dissolve into tears and depression. There...

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Family Fitness through Martial Arts

Jul

5

2013

Many experts and family members agree that getting the family involved in an exercise program helps everyone stick to it. One of the best forms of exercise that can involve an entire family is martial arts. This is partly because martial arts has various levels that fit most ages, and often children...

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