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“The Old Ways are the best ways.” ~ James Bond, Skyfall THE CONSCIOUS EFFORT, A REMEDY REFLECTION Do you remember the days before we had social media, apps, websites, e-mails, texts, blogs, & vlogs? Do you recall the personal connection of communicating by phone, actually hearing someone’s voice? Do you remember the good old days […]

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  The last few weeks of Summer are those of great enjoyment and relaxation. The days tend to be lax and unstructured. It’s the last opportunity to experience the hot sun on our skin, the cool water in which to refresh, & the salty air to breathe in deeply. The reality of September can leave […]

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“Seize the day, every day.” ~ John M. Di Fazio II We’ve all heard the famous quote, “Seize the day,” or in Latin, “Carpe Diem.” But how many of us actually apply it? Perhaps some of us do for a brief moment, some for a day, a week, a month… Moments are fleeting. We have […]

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A Remedy Reflection On Individual Character In Roman times, it was called the mob, or “mob rule.” It was the stirring up and manipulation of the masses by the ruling class. The Romans easily swayed the population and rewarded their allegiance with “Bread and Circuses.” Today, politicians and media are still using this tactic, stirring […]

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  Content [kon’tent] ADJECTIVE *in a state of peaceful happiness. *satisfied with a certain level of achievement, good fortune, etc., and not wishing for more.   I was recently discussing the topic of ‘the state of being content’ with my cousin. We both tend to work at a pace that can often feel machine-like and […]

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There are two simple words in the human vocabulary that have launched us above and beyond, and continue to do so each and every day. “I CAN.” The amazing technological advances, the medical innovations, the creative genius, the sports accolades, the spread of love and faith in our world all stem from people who understood […]

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I’ve been working in the Fitness Industry for 26 years, and each year I have watched so many people complicate their approach to being fit with an emphasis on numbers. The numbers that I’m referring to are scale measurements, calories, macros, sets, reps, steps, and any part of fitness that can be deduced into a […]

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March 1st marks exactly 365 days of consecutive cardiovascular exercise for me. During this time, I also did some form of resistance exercise, (weight training, calisthenics, etc…,) 6 days per week, every week but one week around Christmas Time. That week, I only did 5 days of resistance exercise in addition to the 7 days […]

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    One thing that I immediately noticed when I traveled throughout the small towns in Sicily, was that they did not have processed foods. Everything was fresh, farm to table, or made fresh that day. The second thing that I noticed was how amazingly good everything tasted because it was fresh and made from […]

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