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A not-so-secret strategy for creating wealth

A not-so-secret strategy for creating wealth
I am a self-help junkie.  I love reading books on improving myself and discovering what other people have done to succeed. Many talk about habits and how if you don’t master them, they will master you. Many offer steps to success that are new or others that I’ve never considered–but the real not-so-secret strategy for... Read more »

Mastermind groups work, my dreams are coming true!

Mastermind groups work, my dreams are coming true!
My life has had a major shift. Things I’ve always wanted to do I am doing. People I’ve always wanted to meet, I am meeting, and only from a few simple, yet monumental changes.  I got involved with a “Mentor to Millionaire” program recently, and already it has changed my life. What’s interesting about what’s... Read more »

Fitness Blender, a phenomenal site for free online fitness videos

Fitness Blender, a phenomenal site for free online fitness videos
I have been in the fitness industry now coming up on twenty years, and yet somehow, I have never heard of Fitness Blender which currently has over 2.5 million Youtube followers, but boy am I glad I did.  The only way to remain a good instructor and stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening... Read more »
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I hate to admit I procrastinate, but not for reasons you think

I hate to admit I procrastinate, but not for reasons you think
I hate to admit that I procrastinate, but I do. I put off doing major things that are important   I’m not talking about laundry, or cleaning my closet, or developing some kind of system to manage my bills. I procrastinate with all of those things, but I’m not really concerned about those because eventually... Read more »

Stepping out on faith

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I was just over a year old when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and spoke his famous words “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” I’ve often wondered if I was sitting right there when it all happened, me in my infantile state, hearing the words of courage, commitment, and completion... Read more »

Before you sign up for personal training, you have to read this!

Before you sign up for personal training, you have to read this!
It ‘s a new year, so you know what that means– most everyone is focused on their health and fitness goals. You know the industry has changed when even Oprah is in the mix with every other commercial featuring her, and her success, with Weight Watchers. As a fitness professional, I love it! I think... Read more »
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My Grandmother would have some words for Donald Trump

My Grandmother would have some words for Donald Trump
The Presidential elections start tonight and both candidates, I’m sure, are preparing their answers so as to be able to go toe to toe with one another. I know Hillary has some of the best and brightest helping her, and I’m sure Donald has paid some idiots to help him as well. I wish my Grandmother... Read more »

Dear Chili's, y'all need to quit lying to your patrons!

Dear Chili's, y'all need to quit lying to your patrons!
After a long, hard, hot, busy day of training, teaching, exercising, and running around with the kids, I was famished. Ever been so busy you realize you haven’t even eaten? Well that was my day today. Lucky for me, my now working teenage daughter offered to treat us to dinner, so off we went to... Read more »

Healing from homosexuality and promiscuity, there is still hope

Healing from homosexuality and promiscuity, there is still hope
Today, like Alice, I fell down the proverbial “rabbit hole,” but it was no glorious Wonderland experience. I hadn’t planned on it. I was online searching for lyrics to a gospel song by Darwin Hobbs to prepare for our Monday night Praise Team rehearsal.  Instead, I ended up finding videos of Hobbs where he was... Read more »
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Blogging through the pain: A glimpse into a writer's mind

Blogging through the pain: A glimpse into a writer's mind
Every writer wants that magical moment when it feels as if the clouds have parted and the sun comes pouring down where the right words come to mind and they go coursing out through your fingers onto your keyboard like music. In graduate school, I learned that that magical moment is called the “Platonic role... Read more »
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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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