Tag: keith st. onge

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Patience, Persistence and Perseverance

  Patience,  persistence and perseverance.  How often do you see all three of those in action? Joann O’Connor is 62 years old, but you’d never guess it.  She’s legendary on Lake Lucerne up in Crandon, Wisconsin: she’s known for water skiing up and down the lake– on her bare feet.    Joann was the first woman to... 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 »

Lauren Lindeman, Show Skier and Barefoot Water Skier

Eight-year-old Lauren Lindeman barefoot water skiing   Lauren Lindeman (Willowbrook, IL/ Winter Haven, FL) started out water skiing at three-and-half years old, hanging on to the boom with her older sister skiing behind her on Lake Chetek in Wisconsin.  “I don’t remember being scared or anything,” said Lauren.  “My entire family water skied, so I learned... Read more »
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You Can't Move Forward Until You Move Through Your Fear

I woke up this morning thinking about fears. A teacher came up to me yesterday at a booth that I was working at and asked me a question.  It’s a question that has popped up often in the last year:  “Aren’t you afraid you’re going to lose the little bit of hearing that you have... Read more »