Tag Archives: hiking

Sometimes we have to get back to simply being human

After just 14 days of changing my diet according to the Whole 30 standards and starting a workout program I have been able to reduce my morning blood sugars to under 100 mg/dl. That’s right! This mornings reading was 98 mg/dl. This … Continue reading

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Which is better – Cardio or Weights?

Today I am moving into day #13 of the Whole 30 and I am really starting to feel good. The first week or so I noticed having a little bit of a headache but it has gone away about a … Continue reading

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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

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Indian Canyons, Palm Springs CA

It has been way too long since I’ve walked a distance in the peace and calm of nature. Indian Canyons was an experience of a lifetime and rather than write about it I believe that the best way to share … Continue reading

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Live a Gentle Life

The terms so often used like “Simple Life” or “Minimalism” seem to come with a distinct set of rules that apply to the process of reaching a point where we arrive at what I call a “Gentle Life”. In the … Continue reading

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Walking in a dream of reality

I took a walk at lunchtime yesterday with a completely open mind. I set my goal to a specific point then returned back to my place of employment to where I knew I would not be late. In doing so … Continue reading

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Finding my way back to the Simple Life

After more than a week of dealing with both a summer cold and an early work schedule I am finally back feeling much better and a normal schedule. I cherish my mornings where I have the opportunity to share my … Continue reading

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The Morning Person

It’s 5:00 AM this Saturday morning and while most folks are still sleeping here I am sitting  in my kitchen waiting for the world to awaken. This is my time to experience the silence of the world in my little … Continue reading

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DAILY QUOTE 07.16.16 — Coach John

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius via DAILY QUOTE 07.16.16 — Coach John

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Good Health is Simple Living

I have been writing a lot of posts lately about my own health and my challenges with Type II Diabetes. I tag these posts with “minimalism and simple living” tags. The reason I do this is that I feel one … Continue reading

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