2014 Massachusetts State Strong(wo)man Championships

I did it!!!! Twelve weeks of contest prep culminated in a BIG WIN Saturday, August 9th at the 2014 Massachusetts State Strong(wo)man Championships in the Women’s Lightweight Open Division. While we often only see the competitor picking up the trophy, no one gets there without a team. Before my write-up, I’d like to thank each and every person…

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Step 1: Know What You Focus On

The other day I asked if you believed wealth and poverty were a state of mind. Your responses were great, like: • “…The wealthy people are all happy? The poor people are all not happy? Some wealthy people killed themselves because they got lost when they had everything in the world. They were spiritually poor,…

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Is poverty just a mindset?

I listened to this podcast with Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits, on Bulletproof Radio recently and was struck by his claim that poverty and wealth are a mindset propagated by parents/caregivers, not a condition. He says things like: Wealth and poverty are consequences of habits over a lifetime. Wealthy people watch much less TV…

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5 Steps to Flourishing (Read This First)

In a rush? (Download this 1-page overview of your path to flourishing here) Read on for nourishing details. 1. Know what you focus on.  How did you spend your time last week? Where was your mind? At work, home, or with friends… or off in the future or past, dwelling? Without knowing where your focus…

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Where’s Your YES?

I was listening to “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance” on Audible the other day (that’s how I digest 1-2 books a week while working 12 hour days) and suddenly felt like I’d been hit by a Mack Truck. This book is all about flow, that optimal mental state where you…

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Embrace Life

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Revel in the chirping of the birds. Accept challenge and happiness and pain. What a gift to feel.   Grow!   In all things, give thanks. Give yourself grace to be, to learn, to flourish. Contribute.   Live here in this moment. Walk with wisdom. Your life is a fleeting breath.   Your presence is…

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Practice Gratitude Through Remembrance


Today I am overflowing with gratitude.  Nine years ago, I… … finished my first semester of college with a 0.4 GPA. … hung out with meth “cooks”. … regularly traded my body for the next high. … woke up to realize I’d been slipped a roofie the night before. … tried to begin my entrepreneurial career…

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What Pole Dancing Teaches Us About Commitment


Last Friday night I went pole dancing. It was wild, it was crazy, and I learned a lot about what it means to be a woman in the process. Before your mind goes in that direction, let me be clear that this was a private poling class my friend Sirena organized for a Fitness Field Trip (In…

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Review: Cave Cravings Snack Box

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Automating as many things as possible in my life is the key to how I do less and get more. This lets me truly relish my down time without worrying about all the things left on my to-do list. Here are just some of the things I’ve automated: Credit Card & Bill Payments Investing, Saving,…

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Super Simple Salmon Patties for Folks With No Time to Cook


Laziness is one of my virtues. I’m always looking for ways to get more bang for my buck by doing less and getting more. That’s why I lift instead of run marathons, prioritize nutrient dense foods instead of counting calories, and cook a lot at once instead of a bit 3x per day. “I don’t have time…

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