Posts tagged "karen putz"

Sort Through the Clutter and Find Your Voice with Joel Boggess

“Listen to your voice. No one else can hear it. Tell your story. No one else can speak it. Run after your passion. No one else can catch it. Being true to the person you were created to be is the best gift you can give yourself, your family, and the world.” That’s the first... Read more »

How I Landed in a Tommie Copper Commercial

I was flipping through the channels at 4 a.m. one morning last year when I caught the words, “water ski accident.”  Intrigued, I watched as Montel Williams told the story of Tom Kallish, a weekend warrior who crashed into a submerged log while slalom skiing.  Tom ended up with multiple surgeries for his back, hips... Read more »

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »

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 »
Advertisement:

So Long, 2011-- You Were A Good Year

When I close my eyes and think back to the beginning of 2011, it seems so long ago. Yet, the whole year whipped by in a flash.  My mother-in-law is always fond of reminding me that life spins faster and faster as the number of birthday candles pile up on the cake. I’m only in... Read more »

The Passion Test, Featured in O Magazine

It was no surprise to see The Passion Test featured in the November issue of O Magazine.   For the last year, I have been recommending this book, (along with Aspire by Kevin Hall), to those who are seeking change in their lives.  The Passion Test, by Janet and Chris Attwood, is the “effortless path to... Read more »

A Whack on the Head

Yesterday was just one of those freak things. I was attempting to barefoot water ski on one foot and tripped.  I took a nice little tumble on the water and rolled to a stop.  ”Wow, that was a heck of a fall,” I said to myself.  I rubbed my head and shrugged it off. As... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »