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WAKE UP AMERICA! Morgan Spurlock

Fast food is killing you.

Who is Morgan Spurlock?

Made famous after producing and starring in the documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock made a difference in the way Americans characterize fast food. He shocked some, validated theories, and horrified many when he embarked on a 30 day eating journey with remarkable results. Nothing but McDonalds fast food for 30 days.

Morgan went on to executive produce and star in the reality TV series, 30 Days. He has launched his second season of A Day in the Life which explores the lives of some of the world’s most interesting people.

A high spirited Dad with a zest for controversy, he uses the media to send important messages with the hope of influencing our personal choices for the better.
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The Sexy Muscle

Go for the curves you want, not the ones you don't.

I think shoulders are the most beautiful part of a FIT body. Read more

“Breakfast in Bed” for Dad- Whole Grain Chocolate Waffles

Not too heavy. Not too sweet. Best 100% whole grain waffles ever!

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Sid’s Sense- King & Queen and Silver Bullets

Know who you can count on and who can count on you.

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I grew up in a traditional home with a father who worked long hours as an attorney and a mother who stayed home. I was lucky. It was a loving, peaceful home. Today I’ll share specific lessons I learned from my father about relationships. I’ll be elaborating on many of these in my we belong posts in the future.

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“Toy” with Your Life

It's all in the shake.

Who dreams of an Etch-A-Sketch when they’re my age? And why would this game come to the forefront of my mind when I haven’t seen one since I was a kid?

If you believe dreams are hidden messages, this one was sent as a reminder to practice a skill I hold dear. And one I’d forgotten. Read more

Get Kids To Do What You Want Without A Battle

A little research project turned out to be a huge parenting lesson.

When one of my children did well or poorly on a school assignment, I could tell the minute I looked at the paper before I knew the grade. When the paper was neat, the grade was good. When the paper was messy, the grade was not what they had hoped for. So I began my very own research project.

I even had a hypothesis. The results taught me more than I bargained for.
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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

A Patio Food Bouquet

No need for a centerpiece when you serve these at your next summer gathering.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with “To Die For” Sauce Read more

Backyard Barbecue Shortcuts

You can cheat and still impress with these tricks.

Your friends are having a cookout and you’re short on time and ideas of what to bring. Follow these 4 rules. Read more

Sid’s Sense- The Top Dog

Leaders are born and made.

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Sid was born a leader. No doubt in my mind. Some people naturally have less fear when the gun goes off. The best leaders have that sixth sense, an intuition.

The best advantage of being the child of a great leader is witnessing the actions and behaviors that come from that intuition. Over time I began to predict what he would do–this is a sign I was developing the intuition myself. Some Dads take their kids bowling or fishing. My Dad took me to meet judges in their chambers:).

So here’s what I learned about leadership. Read more