Thursday, September 13, 2012

How Bad Do You Want It?

Your success in any endeavor will be determined by your desire, conviction, determination and perseverance.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The 3/50 Project

What will you do to help create the change you feel in your soul? Will you help your fellow man or woman? Will you make just the slightest of change to effect the community and world in which you live?

Why is it that the simplest efforts create the most significant impact. Is it the 20/80 rule where 20% of your most effortless input creates 80% of your success. Maybe it is the 20% of our efforts, time or energy that we give back that creates the 80% of rewards we reap in our lives. Here is a project with a simple plan and guideline for you to give your 20%.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Spartan Race. What are You made of?

I'm back! Glad to be bringing you more postings to captivate your mind, challenge your inspirations & develop your awareness. What are you made of? What are you capable of? Have your really ever challenged yourself? Are you prepared?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Compostable Dishes Made From Leaves

Tableware Constructed From The Fallen Leaves of Trees

I continue to be impressed by the genius and persistence of new young entrepreneurs who take the time to think differently about the world around them and seek to find ways to not only improve the world they live in but create a new paths for humanity to follow while also proving that business can be created and thrive while doing so.

Verterra is a new company producing and selling recycleable / compostable dishes that are stylish, functional and completely environmentally friendly. What started as a dream just a few years ago has now turned into a real company that produces about a million pieces of flatware per month who's products are found in diverse venues such as Whole Foods Markets, football stadium box seats and even the upcoming Winter Olympics to be held in Vancouver, B.C. Verterra has received recognition as the Best New Green / Environmentally Friendly Product. The biggest problem Michael Dwork, the company founder, has encountered is that they look so stylish that people might find them to attractive to throw away. He does state that repeat orders stand at ninety percent so that obstacle must be working itself out.

The Verterra products are made exclusively from fallen leaves of trees and water with no additives. How cool? They are designed to be fully compostable & won't contaminate the environment so people can toss them away with food waste and landfills won't need to be littered with polystyrene foam products that are loaded with hazardous chemicals and take eons to breakdown.
Check them out here: Verterra

Read more about the Verterra story here: Fallen Leaves Birth Eco-Friendly Dinnerware Company

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advanced Workout Routine of Total Body Exercises

A total body workout routine using only free body weight exercises. Time to work off that Thanksgiving feast.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Guys, Drink To Your Heart's Content

Drinking alcohol cuts the risk of heart disease in men.

A major study involving over fifteen thousand men showed that consuming alcohol every day reduced the risk of heart disease by more than a third. What was even more interesting was that large amounts of alcohol produced an even greater benefit. For those drinking small amounts - less than a shot of vodka a day for instance - the risk was reduced by 35%. And for those who drank anything from three shots to more than 11 shots each day, the risk worked out an average of 50% less. The conundrum is that consuming large amounts of alcohol can contribute to other health related problems so doctors are quick to point out that people should not be encouraged to drink more as a result of this research. The best rule of thumb is moderation. The body has always worked to achieve a state of balance so keep that in mind and figure a drink or two a day probably is all you need.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Human Body Fat Stolen and Sold For Cosmetics

Peruvian Police Arrest Traffickers of Human Fat For Cosmetics

How far will you go in pursuit of your health and vanity? This sounds like a joke because it is almost unbelievable but I am not making this up. This is another bizarre view of what people will do in deranged pursuits of vanity and monetary gain? It is estimated that the stolen body fat was garnering $15,000 per liter on the black market and was sold to European cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies (this is still yet to be proven). Human body fat has been used in the cosmetics procedure industry but it is usually a persons own body fat which is used to facilitate cosmetic procedures.

The Peruvian police arrested four people and are searching for two more who were allegedly part of an underground ring of individuals participating in the murder of unsuspecting people in remote areas of Peru. The slain individuals then had their body fat extracted, packaged up and sold on the black market.

Makes you wonder a little bit about what is in things we use and consume.