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WAKE UP AMERICA! Dr. Dean Ornish

Treating disease with lifestyle change.

Who is Dr. Dean Ornish?

Dr. Ornish is the founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute and a leading researcher for over 30 years. He has influenced the diet of President Clinton who is now leading a vegan lifestyle. An author of six bestsellers, his program for improving health through lifestyle change is now covered by Medicare. His research is proving that the more you improve your food choices and lifestyle, the more your health improves and the better you feel. Read more

Catch A Phrase and Hang On!

Mantras are invisible stimulants or peaceful reminders.

Mantra Ironman 70.3 run: "Move arms, legs will follow."

I chose the we move category for this post because when I first discovered the power of mantras, my legs were crumbling beneath my body while trying to finish my first Half Ironman.

These powerful little phrases have impact. Impact on attitude, focus, strength, and performance. How can just a few choice words create such a buzz? Read more

Control Over Your Sixth Sense

Trusting your gut instincts gets complicated.

We rely on instincts.

Are you good at pegging people you first meet? Do your instincts kick in and adjectives start rolling around in your head instantly? Do you give the person a chance to change your perception or do you trust your initial gut and refuse to budge?

We are told that stereotyping is bad, prejudicial, and harmful to society. Can we trust our instincts? That depends. Read more

WAKE UP, AMERICA! A New Series about FOOD

A Double Whammy: Food Revolution & Food for Thought

This tool can save your life if used wisely.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our body’s fuel: FOOD.

While writing this blog and running Photo-Graphics Co., Inc., I always have pots simmering on my back burners about ready to boil. Think of me as your personal life espresso machine. I run tons of information through me, learn from those who know their stuff, and then serve you up a cup of concentrated, super rich wisdom:).

As your self-appointed “filter,” I’ll make sure you get information that could change, extend, or even save your life. I want to fuel your passion to live a FIT life—after all, that’s what FITskitz.com is all about.

Here is what you can expect in this eye opening series. Read more

My Top 12 Marriage Myths

With 50% of all marriages ending in divorce, I think that's reason enough to question the status quo.

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A Memorial Day Dedication: A Salute to the Back Row

Don't forget to look behind the front lines.

My mother passed away several years ago after battling an illness. In honor of her this Memorial Day, I decided to ask myself what was the number one thing I admired most about my mom. I didn’t want to over think it- just wanted to see what first popped in my mind.

The answer gave me goosies. And opened up a whole cave of streaming thoughts. Read more

The Number One Thing All Successful People Do

Success can be summed up in one verb.

For decades I’ve been fascinated with what makes some people strive while others struggle. Read more

Under the Covers: Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls

Welcome to Under the Covers, an on-going series of book reviews to enrich the way we think, move, eat and connect.

In my Under the Covers book series, I will rate each book based on its “Life Wisdom” value (from 1 to 5 wise owls). I will review books that inspire, motivate and teach life lessons. Some of our greatest wisdom comes from those whose journeys may be quite different from our own.

 

When we escape into their world, we can learn from their trials, tactics, and courage. Through their wisdom, we add to our own. Read more

Is There Such Thing as a Balanced Life?

Balance is best reserved for the circus.

If you’re life is filled with “to do’s,” “honey do’s,” and “absolutely gotta do’s,” you are not alone. The demands keep coming yet 24 hours will forever remain the amount of time in a day to meet all those demands.

Entering the blog world has exposed me to so many wisdom centers in our world. Themes of struggle, disconnect, and overwhelm are flooding the internet.

People are searching for a balance of home, career, spirituality, adventure, challenge, fulfillment, and the list goes on.

I have read more tips and strategies about how to lead a balanced life that I’m ready to walk a tightrope. Read more

America’s Mind Plague- Excuse Revolution!

Which plague is holding you back?

View Part I of this 2 part series, America’s Mind Plague- Excuses.

“I’m too busy.”

If being healthy is your priority, then time isn’t an issue. Time for other tasks is the challenge. If you don’t have time to work out, look at your priorities first before addressing anything else. Be honest. Only grief will come from a false priority list. Read more