Monday, November 27, 2017


I want to wish my wild and wonderful wife Shan a fabulous Birthday. I am so blessed to have her on this journey of mine and to have her be the mother of my kids. She keeps it so fun and exciting and at the same time keeps me grounded and so appreciative of the warm, cozy and safe home she has created and maintained for us all. Love you - always will ❣️

Thursday, November 23, 2017

🦃 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE - Enjoy with great gratitude today!

I love this holiday!!! Family, friends, great food and football - what's not to love⁉️
And it's been a great on so far and it's barely started. Last night we had a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving BBQ here at the house with all my kids, except Nick who is in Asheville. Kia last night was so sweet. She gave Shan and I a little red heart that played a recording of our Granddaughter's heart beat. So precious, and hearing that brought back some great memories of hearing my little buns in the oven heart beats. And boy have the ultrasound pictures improved over the years. Then this morning while I was still in bed half asleep, I turned on the TV to catch the Macy's parade and surfing the channels what do I find? They were airing The Daniel Boone Show - The Thanksgiving Story. I don't think I've seen this episode since it aired. It was a really good show and it sure brought back some great memories. Ted White was the rider that Stoped "Pa" on the road to warn him about Indians and John McIntire, who played my Grandfather, was great to work with too. And I sure remember working with that turkey. It was fun to watch and a great way to start the day. Enjoy everyone, we all have so much to be thankful for if can take our focus off what we see as problems and instead really take stock of all our blessings and all there is to be thankful for. Now it's time for more friends and more great food and yes of course more football‼️

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


And that's why they say we have an Opioid Epidemic! Update on my neck since some have been asking. Even though I was sitting between Bruce Boxleitner & Rob Word with my neck brace on at a great little luncheon that Larry Floyd had for some of us Williamsburg Film Festival attendees a few weeks back. Both Bruce & Rob had had the operation that my doctor wanted/wants my to have. Remove vertebras 5, 6, & 7. Bruce had it a few years ago and Rob 10 years before that and they both said it turned out great and the recovery time after the operation wasn't "that' bad. But I had a heart to heart talk with my body and we came to an agreement that we'll just go ahead and keep all the God given body parts we could. And with all the healing help from the Cryotherapy I did, that helped with all the inflammation & swelling, and the wonderful Dr. Ric that worked on my ligaments and muscles that support my neck; I decided to put away the brace for good. I was also very anxious to stop taking all the pills I'd been given to take. Trouble was the doctor didn't tell me, and I didn't read all the paperwork that came with the pills, that if I stoped the nerve meds abruptly the pain could, and did, come back twice as bad. So, I went back on them and then weened myself off slowly. The pain was now gone but oh the depression and days of just wanting to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed all day that followed. And anybody that knows me knows that's not me!! And then there is that little voice inside your head that tells you if you just take a couple more of those little pills you'll feel much better. Now the only reason that I'm writing the long post is to let anyone out there that is going thru something like this know that you are not alone and it's not easy. Heck I teach this stuff. In the years I was a Master Trainer with Tony Robbins and then in my private practice as a Personal Life Coach I've helped people get off even crack and meth and still I was having a hard time myself just getting off these prescription drugs. And I certainly didn't want to reach out to family or even very supportive friends on Facebook for help, much less actually getting out and doing something about my state of mind. But that's just what you HAVE to do. Get up and get out and be active!! For me it was just taking the dogs to the dog park and even more importantly forcing myself to remember all I have to be thankful about. Like I said, it's not easy or they wouldn't be calling it an epidemic if it was. But there are steps you can take and boy does it feel great to step out of that cloud of depression and watch it blow away like a summer storm. And if you know someone you think might be going thru this just give them lots of love and support and any help they might need to feel better about themselves because they are probably pretty down on themselves and just wanting to shut themselves off from even the best intentions. That's just how these drugs make a lot of people feel. I've already gone on too long. I just wanted to let a lot of you know why you haven't heard from me for a while - but I'm back and looking forward to my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. ENJOY & be GRATEFUL!!

There's so much to be thankful for...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I hope everyone had a great Halloween.
Shan served up some healthy fingers in Hummus to munch on while we greeted Tricker Treaters and watched another great ball game!!
No matter who you are rooting for it's been a great World Series ‼️⚾️

Here's a hug to get you through the rest of the week!