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He Went from Constant Arthritis Pain to One of the Worlds’ Strongest Seniors

Hey my friend! Happy Friday!

I love inspirational stories, don't you?  

I especially love the ones that exemplify what can happen when people refuse to surrender to their situation and end up greatly defying the odds. Today I want to share one such story with you.

Ira Kasdan and I met each other in January of 2015. Ira was in his early 60's, and as you’ll read below, he was in pretty bad...

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Super Bowl MVP Says This Has Kept Him Playing

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As you probably know, this past Sunday my hometown football team won the Super Bowl. It was the Kansas City Chiefs second championship in a row and their 3rd in 5 seasons. People are already calling them a dynasty. 

Much of the success they've had can be attributed to the incredible play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.  Mahomes is only 28 years old, but he has already won 3 Super Bowls and 3...

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2023 Adventures

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The Most Significant Event In All of History ??

Hey my friend! Merry Christmas!

Today is a day that seems to mean something a little different to everyone.  For some it means family and friends, for others it means gifts, for others it means heartache and pain, and for others it means nothing. As you likely know though, the real meaning of Christ-mas is to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of Jesus. 

Although the celebration of Jesus' birth on December 25th only dates back to the...

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The Miracle Birth Story of Natalie Grace Vercelli

Hey my friend! Happy Sunday!

And what a happy day it is! Two weeks ago today, at 9:02am, my daughter Natalie Grace Vercelli finally made it out and into the world!!!

She sure didn't come easily though. My wife Sofiya had what's known as "prodromal labor" on and off for 8 days where her contractions were pretty close to the real...

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Thanksgiving Inspiration

Hey my friend! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a (rather chubby) kid, it was mostly because of the food.  As I got older though, I also came to appreciate the value of intentionally expressing gratitude.

***By the way, thank you for your friendship, support and readership!  It really means a lot to me!!***

These days, my love for Thanksgiving is at an all-time high, because...

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Why Your Body Hates Halloween

Tonight, reports estimate that over 160 million Americans will celebrate Halloween. In doing so, they will spend around 2.6 billion dollars on about 600 million pounds of candy.  

It's hard to even imagine how much sugar that is!

Now, although sugary foods are extremely common (and beloved by many) these days, that doesn't mean that they aren't a big deal.  

In fact, the only reason why we all grew up...

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Biblical Implications of the War In Israel…That We ALL Need to Know About

I know I usually come to you with health and fitness information, but because of the seriousness of what is happening in the world, I have to share something a little different with you today. 

It was one week ago yesterday that I woke up to some of the most horrific news I've ever heard in my lifetime- that innocent Jews all over Israel were being slaughtered by terrorists that had invaded their nation.  

I'm sure...

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The Latest Science on the Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Faith

What a week we've had! Sofiya and I just got back from a trip to my hometown- Kansas City, Missouri, and it was awesome! We got to spend some good quality time together, visit my childhood homes, and do some sight-seeing. This included a semiprivate tour of Arrowhead Stadium- where the reigning Super Champion Chiefs play football.  That was SO cool! Here's us standing on the field. 


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226k Person Study: More Steps = Longer Life

In this day and age, with all the technologies and conveniences that we have, it is VERY easy to let an entire day go by and barely take any steps. Especially if you have a sedentary job or are retired.  

According to experts, this widespread epidemic of inactivity is one of the key contributors to the rise in chronic diseases, painful conditions and obesity. To combat this, many health organizations (including our own CDC and NIH) have firmly stated...

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