If I knew I was going to live this long

If I knew I was going to live this long

If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. Mickey Mantle,(attributed) US baseball player (1931 – 1995) I’m not sure what other regrets a man like Mickey Mantle may have had at the end of his life, but this quote has deeper meaning than giving us a short chuckle. Wouldn’t it be great to go peacefully to your grave with no regrets and...

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“You are strong enough for another five minutes.”

“You are strong enough for another five minutes.”

A sign at the gym read – “You are strong enough for another five minutes.” How true I thought, but I saw it on my way out, already showered and dressed for the day. Had I seen that inspiration a half hour earlier I would have given it another 5. Maybe another machine, maybe another rep, maybe another muscle group. Only later in the day did I recognize that my strength was something I used...

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Men need to join the battle against violence.

Men need to join the battle against violence.

“Most men in their lives will not commit sexual violence, but most acts of sexual violence are committed by men.” There is a sad reality to that truth. Now add that a great percentage of mental illness is the result of abuse, either the abused or a witness of the abuse and we men should hang our head in shame. If you found out it was your sister, wife or mother you’d probably get all...

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Conversation on WHAT EVERY MAN NEEDS TO KNOW

Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged here. No judgments no right or wrong. How do you feel about your ability to response honestly to the questions about Where you come from, Where are you at Right Now, Where are you going, Your Friends and Your Gifts?   Comment below, and thank...

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Nine Things Every Guy Oughta Know – What’s the Tenth?

This is a space to get your opinion on what is the 10th or 11th or 12th that every guy oughta know. Some friends have suggested changing the oil in a car, fixing a bike, gutting an animal, and planning a night out. What do you think? Any comments on what you read? Corrections, feedback. Get the conversation...

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Improvisational Cooking

Improvisational Cooking

Improvisational cooking is all about creativity and fun, experimentation and pleasure. It’s about gaining awareness of a recipe or dish and then allowing yourself to recreate it in a whole new way. To improvise is to inventory the ingredients on hand and playfully bringing them together into an edible (and hopefully tasty) meal. The purpose of this post is to encourage the comments of...

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Not Everything is an EVENT!!

Not Everything is an EVENT!!

I love a party. A holiday gathering, a celebration. A time set aside to honor or remember a loved one, a friend or event. Good food, libations, conversations, laughter, dancing. A time set apart from the everyday activities and routines to mark a special occasion. We as humans have much to gain from celebrations. Some cultures do this better than others, some do it more often. Whether religious...

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Men in the Battle of the Bulge

Men in the Battle of the Bulge

Men Our wives and our daughters need our help. The struggles they face, not unlike the battle we are waging, is proving overwhelming to them and they are losing the war. The outcome of this defeat is a lifetime of unhappiness, frustration and disappointment. Financially it will effect them and you with a small fortune of direct and indirect costs. I want you to calculate the damage of this...

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Dog Collar for GERD sufferers

The Milwaukee Journal / Sentinel carried an article on March 19, 2012 expounding the creation of a device that will help sufferers of gastric reflux / GERD. If you are not familiar with this ailment you probably have heard it referred to as heart burn. The food we eat enters the stomach through the esophagus and a valve that separates the two – the Cardiac Sphincter. Acid in the stomach works...

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McDonalds Real Fruit Smoothies – Really??

While I dislike government regulations as much as the next guy, there is one industry that really needs to be harnessed, regulated, gagged or just plain legislated to be honest in what they say. The food industry has taken the role of providing nutritional intake to the people. Actually – that’s not true at all. The food industry has taken the role of providing their stockholders with...

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Are you beyond thinking about Coaching?

Are you beyond just thinking about coaching and ready to jump in?  Not everyone is actually ready to be coached or even ‘coachable’.  Not everyone is serious about creating a life of their own design, to make deliberate and conscience decisions that will make major +positive + changes to how they live and enjoy who they are and how they interact with the world around...

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My senator’s response to the health care situation

I recently wrote (okay – I signed an on-line message that got sent) to my congressional representatives asking that the health care discussion not be lost in political in-fighting and party politics. Here is what I received back in an email from one of my senators: Dear Mr. Fine: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about health care reform.  I have heard from thousands...

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High Glycemic Index Diets Increase the Risk of Chronic Degenerative Disease

A quick look at Glycemic Index from AJCN

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Food regulation threat if obesity plan fails By Tim Castle (Rueters)

Fri Jan 02 11:28:34 UTC 2009 LONDON (Reuters) – The government will consider regulating the food industry if a three-year health lifestyle campaign fails to reduce obesity levels in England, Health Minister Ben Bradshaw said on Friday. The government kicks off the Change4Life campaign on Saturday with television, magazine and billboard adverts urging people to adopt a more healthy...

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Why Fitness is Foundational – Physical and Financial

Why Fitness is Foundational – Physical and Financial

Over the years I have been given the opportunity to work with many different populations of people. This has been both an education and an honor. I realize from time to time how fortunate this has been to connect with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. ‘Variety’ is a way of saying from the full strata of economics, race, culture, education, intelligence, common sense,...

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