The Business of YOU- How to best serve the most important community!

Napoleon Hill writes in his book, Outwitting The Devil, “The definition of Hell is to stand at death’s door and the man that you are meets the man that you could have become.” That potential is right there inside of you waiting for you to act in your best interest. 2019 is ready for you to invest in the most important community- The Community of YOU!

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Fall Wild Rice Soup

This recipe came from a deep need to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Good Lord, did we really need a turkey that big? It seemed like a good idea at the time….. I started with this beautiful recipe from GimmeSomeOven. I changed it based on what I had on hand and it was amazing! It makes a huge amount the way I did it. So you might plan to make this and freeze some or use it for an easy dinner party.

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Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

These are delicious and the texture is amazing. My whole family loves them! We call these a “free food” which means that the kids can eat them whenever they want- breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. I take these to gatherings to be sure I have a yummy sweet something I can chow on without any guilt…. and I never have any to bring back home.

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How to Beat the Holiday Fluff and Change the World, too!

You know there will be a next time. I know it, too. Hell, at this time of year, it might even be in the next few days. I know you are much too cool to be the loser pretending that those are the most flavorful carrot sticks you ever did eat. I know you have more sense than to try to convince yourself that some magical shake drink is going to “fill you up” so much that you won’t just cave at the party and pile hors d’oeuvres on top. I know that you are going to fill this season with all the things that make the Holiday Season awesome. So how can you arm yourself?

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Journal 11/16/18- Lighting the Fire

I slashed the metal against the flint for what seemed like the ten millionth time. A single bead of sweat dripped down my nose and paused just long enough to catch a ray of sunshine before dropping onto my feeble pile. Spark, smoke, hope…. spark, smoke, hope….. for an hour now. I simply couldn’t tease a fire out of thin air. My hands were cramping from holding the flint and the tiny metal razor of my survival bracelet was cutting into my fingers.

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Jake's Wednesday Musings: The Holiday "Freeze"

I’ve shared before the great affinity I have for my friend and co-worker, Jake Vandergriff, at Haka Fitness. He’s been pumping out some great blog posts that he calls his Wednesday Musings. I had to share this one with my readers! While it made me (literally) Laugh Out Loud, it also kind of lit a fire under my excuse-making ass. You can read more of Jake’s Musings on the Haka Blog.

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Christmas List for Active Families and the Health Enthused

We are getting close to Christmas..... like, reallllll close. It can be hard to know what to get for the active family, or the family that is trying to bump down the grasps of technology and do more outside. This is a short list of the Game Changers in our family, including for my nephews who are older than my kids. I'll keep adding as I think of stuff that has made a difference. So keep checking back!

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3 Reasons to Rethink Exercise

“I hate exercise, but I know I need to do it,” she said. “I just have never been able to stick with it.”

“Hey, no worries,” I replied. “You are definitely not alone. Maybe you should rethink exercise.”

It’s not the best sales pitch, especially since I have made the choice to own a gym and make a living (sort of) in the health and fitness industry. But I vowed long ago to give people truth, to empower people to find their journey in this whole mess. If you are struggling with your exercise gig, maybe it’s time to rethink exercise yourself.

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10/15/18- Enough

The story inside my head says I’m not enough. The voice that talks to me says it’s never good enough. It’s never enough weight on the barbell or lean enough or fast enough. It’s never organized enough or brave enough or patient enough. It’s never disciplined enough or free enough or impulsive enough. It’s just never quite enough.

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Becca's Fab Five- October Edition

I LOVE the Human Body with all of its mysteries and intricacies. New products and science are always coming down the pipe and it's hard to know what to read, where to spend your dollars, and when to focus your energy. I thought it would be helpful to show you just FIVE things I'm loving each month. Maybe a recipe, or a book, or an exercise or stretch..... Maybe a product, or a podcast, or a restaurant or venue. I'm giving you ONE THING in each of the areas of our Four Cornerstones or Health, plus a bonus. I hope you'll try them in your life and find a benefit for you!

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Journal 9/13/18- Dark Spaces and Deep Layers

I fear connection. To really connect with someone is so personal. Yet, to give that connection is the ultimate gift. Connection is a personal investment and a selfless gift. The more you give, the more deeply invested you become, and the more you risk emotionally.

I found this in my car yesterday. and just stared at it….

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Deep Roots Nature School Kicked off This Week!

It can be a bit difficult to transition from the over-scheduled, entertainment-filled expectations of the outside world to the setting of Nature School. Often times, we struggle with the desire to fill every second and keep kids on the move. We wrestle with the ability to give kids responsibility and then back off and let them do their thing. We fear the problems they will encounter and the big feelings they might have to feel. This is a disservice to our young people!

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