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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

May 30, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

“Hello everybody.  Welcome today to the wonderful world of…you.  Now check it, you have two options…You can eat it or throw it away.”  – Usher As you find yourself starting to read this page, you will find that you opted for one of two options…..read it or click it off.  I’m glad you chose...
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Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

May 23, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

May 16, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

There’s a lot of words to describe the life that my Wife and I live.  One that definitely makes the list is Reckless.  Now that may not be something most people strive for… believe me, it’s not always the easiest way to live.  We’ve done a lot of crazy things….but that isn’t what makes...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

May 9, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

May 2, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in three diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve...
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Make it Happen Monday: Push it to the Limit

April 25, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Push it to the Limit

There’s something that happens with athletes who train at the top of their game.  It’s almost like wiping out of their memory after pushing themselves to the limits.  At that moment of total exhaustion the athlete feels like they never want to endure this feeling again.  They finish training for that day and by...
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

April 18, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

I’ve seen a lot of people in their 20’s who’ve basically given up on their bodies.  They have passed the point where they didn’t have to do any work in order to keep a good looking and pain free body.  But when it became something they had to work at…they gave up on it....
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

April 11, 2011
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

I wish I could just tell the world to stop.  Grab hold of the Government and tell them to wise up and focus on humanity.  Tap into the bank accounts of the overly wealthy and use it for something important.  Find out if the pharmaceutical world really does have the cure. Is it just...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

April 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

March 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

March 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to: Leap I took a leap of faith today It was nothing like I thought...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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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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