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The FitBar Effect: Connect Contribute Thrive

May 17, 2018

If I eat this burrito before I go to bed, I won't sleep well.  If I don't sleep well, I'll wake up groggy and feeling guilty ...THEN I won't feel like joining my friends for that paddle - I'll just get some computer work done.  Wait ...am I seriously considering trading a paddle on the lake with friends for a microwaved...


May 10, 2018

Whitney and I hear a lot about "healthy habits" ...and "working out", but we see health as SO MUCH bigger than that.  In this episode Whitney challenged me to talk about health without mentioning workouts.  It was an enlightening little thought journey that took me from sunflower seeds, to puppies, to Mt Rainier, to...


May 3, 2018

Let's face it, we live in a culture that is obsessed with results.  Often that works against us when we are looking to learn something new.  The cultural expectations put a lot of "shoulds" in our minds.  I should have started this when I was younger.  I should have accomplished these goals by this point in my life.  If...


Apr 26, 2018

Teachers often hear the questions, "When am I going to use this?"  This can be a sign of an interested student looking for how new information applies in life ...but 95% of the time its a student trying to make a decision about whether or not the energy required to "learn this" is worth it.  They are looking for a way...


Apr 20, 2018

If you grew up playing sports, whether competitively or just for fun, you probably find yourself remembering lessons from coaches, teammates, victories, and struggles just about everyday of your life.  It's funny how that stuff sticks with you - and sports end up being a sort of training ground for the victories...