Posts tagged "barefoot water skiing"

A Little Brain Surgery Doesn't Stop This Guy

Friday, April 5th — the air temperature at a high of 45 degrees. Water temperature: 48 degrees. Tom Hart, Kevin O’Connell and I stood at the dock, bundled up in warm clothes, putting on drysuits.  We were getting ready to barefoot water ski on a lake we called Barefoot Paradise, a private lake way outside... Read more »

A Cop, A Realtor, and a Deaf Girl Get Into a Boat

A cop, a realtor, and a deaf girl get into a boat… Sounds like the start of a bad joke, doesn’t it? It sounded like a nightmare to my husband when I first told him I was going barefoot water skiing last September with two guys I had never met.  The cop had reached out... Read more »

Dave Ramsey Walks on Water

Dave Ramsey is a financial guru who is best known for helping people get out of debt and turn their lives around so they can “live like no one else.”  During the week, he dispenses down-to-earth, practical  financial advice on his syndicated radio show and his website.  His books, Financial Peace, Total Money Makeover and... Read more »
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Patrick Wehner: Living With ALS

“You need to get a check up,” Patrick Wehner’s mom told him one day. “Sometimes you speak like you’re drunk.” This was the prompting which finally propelled Patrick to make an appointment with the doctor. He had noticed some symptoms for months; something wasn’t quite right. An avid athlete who practiced judo and mountain biking,... Read more »

Are You Living a Life of Mediocrity?

This week, the crew from Crank Tank Productions graced my living room.  Our paths crossed on Twitter when the director, Grant Peelle sent me a tweet back in February and asked if I would be interested in being filmed for their documentary, “I’m Fine, Thanks.”   I watched the trailer where Grant described the premise for... Read more »

What I Learned from Walking on Water

My “Life 180″  began with a simple link from the TODAY show:   Barefoot Water Skier is Landing on Her Feet at 66. I watched the video over and over.  There were no captions, so I couldn’t understand anything that was said, but just watching 66-year-old Judy Myers water ski on her bare feet was... Read more »
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Extreme Sports at a "Mature" Age

Recently, I went barefoot water skiing on the Fox river in St. Charles with Kevin O’Connell and Tom Hart.  Kevin is a Naperville cop and Tom is a local realtor.  These two men are die-hard barefooters– they once barefooted on the Rock River for a charity event, in weather that registered only two degrees on... Read more »

A Week of Barefooting Just for Women

In three weeks, the World Barefoot Center will host the second annual Women’s Barefoot Week.  I’ll be down in Winter Haven, Florida for this event on October 29 to November 6th.  If you’re a gal who loves water sports and have always been curious about learning to barefoot water ski, then this is the week... Read more »

Keith St. Onge, Barefooting Across America

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to water ski on your bare feet, this is the summer to do it!Two-time World Barefoot Champion, Keith St. Onge is doing a “Barefooting Across America” tour with clinics in many cities.  Keith and his fiance, Lauren Lindeman, have been on the road since May.  They are sharing... Read more »
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Jeff Ferreira: Go Big or Go Home

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Jeff Ferreira lives his life by this simple motto:  “Go big, or go home.”  At the age of sixteen, Jeff nearly lost his life as a passenger in a car accident.  The car he was riding in rolled over nine times, skidding 602 feet before coming to an abrupt stop on the other side of... Read more »