Make it Happen Mondays

Own the Moment

March 17, 2014
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Own the Moment

We are brave like a soldier Overcoming daily battles Scared of the darkness Always haunted by something nobody knows Full of potential Hidden deep in our sole Able to achieve more than we ever could believe Smart enough to know what we don’t know Knowing more than we think we do Holding tight to...
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I’ll Meet You There

March 10, 2014
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I’ll Meet You There

I know exactly what I want.  In fact I can even feel it.  It’s a confidence that everything is going to be okay.  It’s a place of safety, warmth, fun, and happiness.  I’ve visited it a few times, but only for fleeting moments.  I dream about it often….endlessly. I’m sure everyone chases their ideal...
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Goofing Off

March 3, 2014
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Goofing Off

What if you were to waste an entire year?  Spending all 365 days just goofing off and doing whatever you felt like without considering what “should” be done or what the “right” thing to do was.  Well, if you lived to be 85, you would have spent 1.18% of your life goofing off.  Looking...
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Feeling Alive

February 24, 2014
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Feeling Alive

Why would anyone jump 45 feet into freezing water, or ride a bike 7 hours in the rain up and down mountains?  And why would someone train so freaking hard to run a marathon? There are so many things that people do…things that make your body hurt…things that take all the will and mind power...
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Upward Spiral

February 17, 2014
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Upward Spiral

The days were becoming more ripped and ragged than the Jimmy Hendrix tie-died shirt he had when he was fifteen.  The constant stress of life was firing extra beats to his heart.  He felt more confused than he was in his first day in Algebra class when he was introduced to algorithms.  And his head was...
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Innocence

February 10, 2014
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Innocence

There is a word in the English language so precious it can only be used in special sentences. It can only be uttered when describing the world’s most valuable things.  Most of the time, only used for a period of one’s life. A word, where if used to depict human nature, would result in...
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Inner Discovery

February 3, 2014
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Inner Discovery

For over three years now, I’ve been sending out a Make it Happen post each Monday…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages just like many of today’s best sellers and...
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Beauty over Substance

January 27, 2014
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Beauty over Substance

The lake was glass calm.  The kind of calm that makes me re-live the Summer of 1990 all over again.  Skiing every day.  Brown leather skin.  A calming of my own going on inside me. We drove up to the lookout tower so we could not only see the lake, but the other 4000...
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

January 20, 2014
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

We were driving into town yesterday morning.  As we approached, the Caribbean morning hustle and bustle had already started.  The truck ahead of us slowed to a stop so that they could make conversation with the woman standing on the sidewalk.  As we sat there waiting patiently, we witnessed the woman talking and laughing...
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The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

January 13, 2014
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The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

Ever notice that when you have a specific training goal, you’re able to focus much better on the bike?  Well, that same concept applies to all things in life…..only problem is most of us don’t create or find a purpose. The purpose of life, is a life of Purpose. I first saw this quote in...
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

January 6, 2014
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

I’ve been called a Gypsy before.  A few times.  Maybe that’s what I am.  I know I like the comforts of being in the same place.  But the thought of something new is equally appealing. If it wasn’t for my “Gypsy” heart, I would not be where I am now.  Living my dream life...
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Would You Still Ride if You Were a Millionaire?

December 30, 2013
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Of course you would still ride your bike…..but in this video I provide a little food for thought. I was hanging out at Port Louis and seeing those mega yachts down there got me to thinking about how life would be if it was me cruising on one of those beasts.  It was then...
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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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