Friday, May 22, 2015

Choosing Alpha!



Hello All,


On reflection I’ve wasted a lot of my life in a Beta mode of being quiet and not wanting to speak up at the risk of offending someone or disappointing someone else. The result being I became the nice guy with low self esteem who over ate too find some type of reward and watched my health decline at an absurd rate. It is very easy to get into this safe way of living, no one can hurt you. Soon you find you feel nothing at all and you become like a robot following a set of orders.

If you have read any of my previous posts I’m very proud of the fact I chose to change, too become the person I want to be for myself. If this comes off as bragging than fair enough I’m bragging, I pulled myself out of a fucking nose dive! Here’s the thing so can you.

Speak your mind

Follow your heart

Form a vision of just who you want to be

Be brave, if your not feeling brave than fake it, no one can tell the difference

Understand that you do matter and have value

If you see something that is wrong than do what you can to correct it

If you see something positive than reward it and share with others

Being Alpha is not to be a rude jerk, it is though to be the best version of you

Bullies are not alpha they are weak jackals that speak only with a pack behind them

Ignore the people who try to stop you on your path and they will be plenty of them

Toss open the door to fear and step over the threshold and you will find what the bold knew all along…nothing is what you thought it would be

Never feel sorry for yourself, fix your problems that you can and learn to deal with the issues that can not be resolved and keep moving

Life is not fair and so what

Take action

Work hard, play hard

Today, right now is all you have, no promise of tomorrow and yesterday is not coming back

Challenge yourself

This is all we have folks, make the most of your life, embrace the people you love, share kindness and understanding and know that the other half of the balance is to be bold.

Peace & Love




Friday, May 15, 2015

Results of drinking water 30 day challenge


Hello all,  its not been a full 30 days yet but so what, why wait to tell you good news?!!

Well I’m sold on the idea that I was not drinking enough water. I’m down 8 pounds or so and I’ve lost almost 2 inches off my belly.

The thing that really made an impression on me was a glass or two of water took away my cravings for a snack after my 8pm cut off of solid foods.

If your drinking water throughout your day then good for you, I personally was not so it has made a good difference for me. In just a few weeks water has become a staple for me ( took long enough for me to understand that).

So if your not drinking water as you go about your day I would give it try and see if you get similar results as I did.

I don’t have an exact number of how many ounces I drink, I just make sure I have some water near by and drink over the course of my day.

So drink it up its the stuff we are made of!

Peace and Love



Monday, April 27, 2015

30 day challenge-drink a gallon of water a day

Hello All,
Time for me to experiment with another health tip that's been around forever but I never tried. Drinking a gallon of water a day!

On Average the human body is made up anywhere from 55% to 78% of water and that alone is of interest to me if I am not getting enough water daily.
A quick search on the internet will bring up loads of information on why we need to have water as a staple from boosting our metabolism to flushing out fat.
My interest is the amount in question, in the past when I would read statements like you need to drink 8 glasses a day,  well that sounds a good deal like the marketing dept for companies that sell bottle water. Myself I have been drinking for the most part coffee,almond milk, homemade smoothies and wine for the past few years.
Not so much on the plain old H2O.
I figure with the veggies I eat I’m getting my water etc..but I also have taken note my body has not improved much the past year, my weight has stayed off, I am working out on a regular basis so lets see if extra water helps out!
So a few days ago I started drinking a big glass of water through out the day, I started out by exchanging a cup of coffee for a tall glass of water. I’ve read that all kinds of wonderful things happen if you add some fresh lemon slices to your water, I will try that as well at some point.
So I wanted to share what’s happened in just the first few days..
My energy is up, perhaps all that running to the bathroom.
I’m eating a bit less, I always drink a large glass of water before a meal.
The best thing so far and this may be the important thing for anyone with late night cravings..The other night my wife and I came home from an early date night and I’m sitting around thinking a snack in front of the TV sounds real good,but I try and not eat after 8pm. The craving was really strong so first thing I did was drink some more water, went in the other room looking for something and after a few minutes I found that the craving had passed!
Now to me that alone is a big deal, so for now on when I feel the need to snack out comes the water bottle.
I checked my waist measurement as well as my weight and I will report back in a month and let you know how it turns out.
Drink up!

Peace and Love all

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Film review: Into the Wild


Hello All,


Something a little different I wanted to share a film with you all that I find to be very important. Into the Wild is a 2007 Sean Penn film based on the true story of a young man who after graduating decides to go on an adventure ala Jack London and reach his goal of Alaska. Christopher McCandless gives away his money and hits out on the road determined to live one day at a time.  Sadly he makes a fatal mistake and it costs him his life. The film is a tribute to Chris and tries to show us the world through his eyes.

I have seen the film perhaps three times now and it haunts me..the scenery and music along with an excellent cast just makes for a wonderful film.

You can debate about the mistakes he made or if he was selfish or cruel to his parents for not keeping in touch. What I take away from the film at least, is a story of a person filled with a wonderful giving spirit. The different people who spent time  with the actual Chris McCandless all seem to see something special in him.

I find it hard to express in a few words the feeling of joy I get, but he gives me faith in people.

Do your self a favor when your in need of something more than the daily rat race , check out this film and step Into the wild.

Peace and Love

Friday, April 17, 2015

Reshuffle the deck


Life is not fair, it never was …and so what are you going to do about it?! I don’t know of anyone myself who has it easy. I know a lot of people who on the outside have everything going for them but once I got to know them ,well time and time again I learned that they shared the same mind set.  These people who seem to get life understood that no matter what cards they were dealt, the game was only beginning.


My mother told me that when we moved to America and were invited out somewhere she would be so nervous,but my dad would enter the room like he owned it. Dad would say “ I feel like James Bond” and he would take on the role for the night until it became second nature.  Now to be honest my dad was a lean and handsome guy with a Scottish accent ,but he figured out too Americans that made him different and he played it up.

That’s my parents on the far left.


Myself, I’m short and bald and look dreadful in a suit, I look more at home on a loading dock than I do at a cocktail party.  So I play that card…and I have adapted my strengths over the years to overcome what I consider my flaws.

Anyone of us can take control of the cards.

Now change is tough, which is excellent, because if you are willing to change or adapt than you will be for ahead of the rest of the great unwashed who or too lazy or lack imagination.

I work for a company that helps customize wheelchairs for individuals, so over the past twenty years I have met some amazing people who most would say were not given a good hand of cards.  Just this week I picked up a co-worker at the airport who was in a wheelchair and her independence and strength inspired me all day.

She has a sparkle in her eye and our sense of humor clicked , her attitude was life is going on and I don’t want to miss any of it!

I can list my flaws all day long, and if you know me I’m sure you could some more to the list. I don’t believe in perfection but I am a very big  proponent of improvement from within.

Every day is a chance to add too yourself esteem,  so instead of having the Monday blues find ways to make Monday work for you. Change the deck in your favor, make Monday night the best dinner of the week or make that date night.

Today's rant is in short  Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same!


Peace and love