Trying to Make a Difference

As a personal trainer and wellness coach, I am asked a lot of questions with great frequency. People come to me to try to change their lives and I simply try to provide relevant information to people that are interested. I am not conducting original research or presenting concepts that have never been conceived of.

What I try to do is provide information that might change at least one person’s perspective and encourage them to adopt more healthful behaviors. That is the purpose of my writing. It makes me happy each and every day to hear how I am helping people make positive changes in their lives.

I hope that I can make at least a few people’s live a little better. That is all.

As I am getting ready to watch the World Series, I just caught a commercial for Domino’s. What struck me was a line that said something along the lines of a pizza isn’t going to make tonight special and it flashes to a family picnicking in their backyard and says what you do is. 

What you do on a day to day basis is what makes the difference. A simple idea that isn’t always easy to execute.

As much as I want to watch the entire game tonight, I have an early appointment tomorrow with someone that is counting on me so it’s early to bed.


Tuesday Tirade – Do You Know What You’re Eating?

Greek “Style” Yogurt In the cross hairs today is an imitation of the very popular greek yogurt called Greek “style” yogurt. It makes me sad that companies make inferior (sometimes harmful) products and try to capitalize on marketing. This is precisely the case for Greek “style” yogurt. The process of making greek yogurt is expensive […]

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Two Things about Food You Should Know

Do you ever eat more than one food at a time? Of course you do. We all do. Did you know that some combinations are better for you than others. Different foods take different amounts of time to be digested and eating them in the wrong order or combination can cause them to rot in […]

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An Important Lesson Can be Learned from the Red Sox Loss

I am seizing the opportunity to write about my hometown Boston Red Sox in the wake of their painful loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night in the American League Division series. They lost because they forgot at least one of the fundamentals of baseball last night and it was one of the main […]

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You’re Responsible

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker Have you figured out that you owe it to yourself? There is little doubt in my mind that you’re worth the effort to make every day a great day. Today can be the day that you decide […]

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Don’t be fooled

In the inaugural edition of the Tuesday Tirade I step up onto my soap box to take on Nabisco and its introduction of the Brown Rice Triscuit. That’s right, Nabisco has come out with a line of crackers “featuring” red beans and sweet potatoes. That is dried sweet potato and sweet potato powder. While I […]

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Do you Know What Matters?

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs I just watched an interesting video about motivation, more specifically, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. When it comes to changing your behavior, think of… …the stick as some external motivation to change. …the carrot as an internal desire to change from within. According […]

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Even Bad Feelings are Good


Nobody needs a strategy to deal with feeling good. It’s not surprising that everything seems easier when good things are happening. What you may not realize is that you do have a coping strategy for when good things happen. You just don’t see it as coping because it never feels like there’s anything to “cope” […]

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Friday Food War – Poutine

Poutine is a common Canadian dish, originally from Quebec, made with french fries, topped with brown gravy and cheese curds.   This is one of thousands of reasons we are battling an obesity epidemic. The weekend is not carte blanche to completely abandon your weekday habits. In fact, its time to practice with more discipline. Happy […]

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10 Things I’ve Learned Since My Divorce

I got married when I was very young. My now ex is a wonderful person and even though I know that, I believe that divorce was still a good decision. That said, I have learned a lot in the 5+ years since I’ve been divorced. In no particular order, 1) Children really are the coolest […]

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