Feather-PenBlog

Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” He was one hundred percent correct in his assertion. Caught in behavioral patterns, it seems that humans often lose sight of this. Some fall into the trap of either thinking that […]

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In order to be successful at anything in life, one must prepare. It’s a necessity for academics, sports, business, family, spiritual needs & reflection, projects, retirement, disasters, military campaigns, adventures, exploration, vacations, survival, & yes, even eating…especially eating!!! The idea that I […]

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Summer is a time for letting go of some of the time-constraints that weigh us down throughout the rest of the year. The pace of Summer is less intense, and more relaxed. It is a time to let go, have fun, & recharge from the daily, non-stop pace of the rest of the year. It […]

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All human beings form habits, some positive, some negative. That’s the behavioral biology of our being. We also have two other parts of our being, the soul, & rationale. The soul, if allowed to, can connect God’s will with our individual actions. Rationale, if applied, can direct our actions through rational thinking and problem solving. […]

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It is a state of mind. It is a place within that few roads lead to. It’s most easily found with guidance and coaching. It is a personal journey on which we find out our true nature, and whether or not we quit when the going gets tough, or persevere onward and upward. It is […]

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One thing that I strive to do for you is to create appetizing meals that coincide with my Remedy Recipes format. I’ve traveled to some amazing places; Rome, Paris, Lucerne, the small towns & villages of Sicily, among other places, where the legendary cuisine emerges from the creative depths of the soul. Some may say […]

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“Do not make excuses! Ever!” ~ John M. Di Fazio II, Remedy Recipes I’ve been saying this phrase for a long, long time, and I will go on saying it for a long, long time. I understand human nature. I understand that life has bumps in the road. I understand that life is busy. I […]

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Sylvester Stallone’s incredible, inspiring story of Rocky Balboa instantly transformed my mind-set as a child, and continues to inspire me today. My wife and I recently watched all of the Rocky films, I-V, Rocky Balboa, & CREED. I’ve watched them countless times, (especially Rocky III, which remains my favorite and most motivates me,) and the […]

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Today is the first day of LENT, and it’s time to give up some bad habits and prepare our souls & make our hearts ready. It’s a time of the year that is synonymous with preparation for renewal. It is also a perfect time to not only prepare our souls & ready our hearts, but […]

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Here we are, bombarded with opinions from media outlets, politicians, social media, family, friends, & even strangers. Everyone is standing on a pedestal, shouting what’s on their mind. How is one to quiet the mind & focus on the positive? I really don’t know. We’re at a new place and time, existing in a foreign […]

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