web analytics

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Autopsy Report Says This Famous Singer Died From…Having Too Much Fat

Most people who meet me have a hard time believing that during my teen years I struggled with obesity. I even have stretch marks to prove it! Thankfully though, by the grace of God, I was able to lose nearly 80 pounds of bodyfat by age 20 and I have kept it off ever since. 

What I have found sad is that since then there has been a VERY dramatic trend in America towards higher and higher obesity rates. This...

Read more

How Classical Music Positively Affects Brain Health and Function

A gray-haired older woman sat motionless with her gaze lowered. In the late stages of dementia, she no longer spoke to others or made eye contact.

When Ayako Yonetani started playing the violin, the woman slowly lifted her head.

“Her mouth moved, and her eyes brightened as if she heard my music and was trying to follow it,” recounted Ms. Yonetani, a concert artist and professor of violin and viola at the University of Central Florida School...

Read more

Can Reducing Chronic Pain Help Prevent Dementia?

Two weeks ago, something happened to me that is VERY unusual- I started having pain. It started as just a nagging ache in my back, and quickly became pretty intense and mildly debilitating. By the end of the day, it was so bad that I couldn't even walk right.  

Now, I'm certainly no stranger to pain.  In fact, over the past 20 years I've had some VERY serious injuries that could have crippled me. Thankfully though, whether it was...

Read more

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...

Read more

Super Bowl MVP Says This Has Kept Him Playing

Hey my friend! Happy Friday!

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...

Read more

2023 Adventures

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more