Author archive for BJ

  • Wild Movie - Cheryl Strayed & Reese Witherspoon

    7 Lessons From the Wild Movie

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    When Cheryl Strayed’s mom died suddenly of cancer, she tried to cope with her loss using sex, heroin and self-destructive behaviors.   Cheryl desperately needed to change her course. Her turning point came when she saw a Pacific Crest Trail guide book.  Something about the book made her want to become a hiker.  Instead of using rehab to change her life,

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  • Lifespan Walking Speed Prediction

    Will You Live 10 More Years? Take This Simple Walking Test

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    I grew up in a retirement community in Florida.  At the ripe age of 5 years old I would sit in rocking chairs on 70 year old neighbors’ front porches and reminisce  about the good old days. How Long Will You Live? All of my friends were “young” for their age but inevitably as we all grew older, there would be

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  • Walking Statistics

    Fly the Coop Walking Statistics Infographic

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    It can be hard to leave the comfort of your nest and go for a walk.  Sometimes we need a little push . . . by seeing the sobering numbers. Discover Walking put together this infographic to motivate you to leave the nest and walk. American sits and “nest” too much. Like many Americans . . . occasionally I hit periods

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  • Paralyzed Bride Walks Aisle

    Paralyzed Bride Walks Aisle At Wedding

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    In 2006, Stevie Beale was in a car accident which killed her best friend and paralyzed her from the waist down.  In one fateful moment, she went from an athletic teenager who taught gymnastics to a paraplegic with a spinal cord severed. After the accident, Stevie began picking up the pieces of her life and making the best of a bad situation.  She met

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  • Storms of Life - John Muir Quote

    Paradise Restored After Our Tornado

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        Didn’t know how much I would miss our trees until they were gone.  Like a painting, the sun used to kiss the branches in our backyard during the golden hour before sunset. Leaves would sway in paradise but our trees always withstood storms. Recently a tornado ripped through our property in metro Atlanta.   We used to tell friends there

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  • Papa Joe Aviance 99 Cent Diet

    Papa Joe Aviance Develops 99 Cent Diet To Lose 250 Pounds

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      Anyone on a shoestring budget can still lose weight with Papa Joe Aviance’s 99 Cent Diet. Ironically seeing his 450 lb body on his video “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” probably saved Papa Joe Aviance’s life.  The video was his “wake up call” that he needed to make a major diet change. As a financially struggling musician,

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  • You'll Never Walk Alone Lyrics - Carousel - Rodgers Hammerstein

    You’ll Never Walk Alone Lyrics – Carousel – Rodgers & Hammerstein

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      There are so many beautiful songs about walking.  One of the most encouraging songs for those going through difficult times is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein.  The song was written for the stage musical “Carousel”  but the 1956 movie adaptation of “Carousel” featuring Gordon McRae and Shirley Jones is better known than the stage production. “You’ll Never Walk

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  • Memories of Walks on a Simple Road

    Memories of Walking To Aunt Susie’s

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    The road to my Aunt Susie’s house would not be impressive to the casual observer but it is filled with memories for my family.  When I was in college, we had small family reunions at my parent’s house.  From there, my little nephews and I would walk a simple rural road to visit our aunt. We all grew up with

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  • My Love - Justin Timberlake

    My Love – Justin Timberlake – Walking on the Beach

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      My Love by Justin Timberlake is a great song to motivate you to go walking on the beach with your love: Because I can see us holding hands Walking on the beach our toes in the sand I can see us on the country side Sittin’ on the grass laying side by side You can be my baby Let me

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  • Trekdesk Treadmill Desk

    12 Tips – How to Make Treadmill Workouts Less Boring & More Fun

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        Treadmills are convenient but many people find them a boring way to work out.  Many of us have treadmills in our homes.  You can pick almost new ones up for a song on Craigslist and save the cost of a monthly gym membership. You don’t have to put on special workout clothes.  Whenever you have a spare few minutes

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