December 13, 2017

How An Overspender Helped An Overeater

Last weekend my foster kids had a Christmas party to attend. There would be food. I was the one assigned to take them. Around the time we were to leave, my wife Caroline would take my “bio” daughter (yeah, bio’s a thing) and her friend to our church’s Christmas market. There would be artisans selling their stuff. A short time before we were all to leave, I told Caroline I was afraid I’d overeat at the party. She turned toward me and shared she was […]
November 7, 2017

No Man Is An Island . . . Nor Should He Be

Last October my wife and I made the prayerful decision to become foster parents.  After going through the process and becoming licensed, we received our first two foster children two months ago.  We knew this wasn’t going to be easy, but I can honestly say few things have been more difficult in our life than this.  We even began wondering if we had made a good (or more importantly, the right) decision. For two months now, we’ve been navigating these uncharted waters.  We’ve read articles, blog posts, even entire […]
September 7, 2017

Coaches Aren’t for Everyone

Disclaimer: If you’re not yet on board with this exercise and nutrition stuff, then this article isn’t for you.  (What?  You can’t hear me over the sound of you getting fatter, unhealthier, and more outta shape?!)  If you have bought into the importance of exercise and nutrition, read on, reader. Early in my career, I viewed personal training as a luxury, not a necessity.  Because deep down I didn’t think my clients needed me, I would do all I could to keep them happy just […]