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Dear Son

Not much, but much more than that

Highland Trail Hike
My smile belies my fear.

 

Highland Trail Hike
A healthy respect for Grizzlies and Black Bears, but no paralyzing fear of Grizzlies.

 

Highland Trail Hike
The flowers are so small and pretty.

 

Highland Trail Hike
Well, most of them. Reminded that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Overcoming paralyzing fear is beautiful.

 

While the two-hour horseback ride and the 1.25 mile hike on the scary part of Highline Trail was not a strenuous workout physically, it did offer a giant leap in overcoming.

 

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This website is about our physical health. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Dear Son

He’s starting, begrudgingly, to see the light

Brilliant Orlando sunrise
A new day dawning is a metaphor for personal growth. Photo: From my office window.

 

He (the high school freshman) said it was the first time he felt stronger. He is taking personal fitness as a required course. It was an important revelation for him.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our physical health. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.

 

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Comeback 2015

The blessings from adversity are hidden

Team USA jersey
Was never prepared for the emotional overwhelm the first time i wore this, in 2009.

 

The blessings from adversity are hidden at first (and maybe forever); however, i started digging for them immediately, and found several.

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Buzz Worthy?

Hell bent on never letting that happen

Orlandos Top Disney Speakers

 

(photo: One of Walt Disney World’s Main Entrances. This one is at Crossroads.)

Spent 15 years traveling the globe revealing the ‘why’ for Disney. People let the what and the how get in the way of their breakthrough. Hell bent on never letting that happen.

What’s the one most important consideration for a lifetime of health, wellness, and balance?

What would you say?

Imagine the power in having an instantaneous answer.

We get hung up (lost even) in the how and the what.  Forget those. Think ‘why?’

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

If we say health is important then we damn well better prove it

Orlando Executive Consultant jeff noel

 

(photo: Top floor, corner office… can exercise still be a priority?)

Sometimes triumph doesn’t mean proving anything to anyone.

Needed to overcome a serious health wake-up call at age 40.

Exercise was prescribed to raise the HDL cholesterol reading which had dropped into the danger zone.

And coupled with the fact that the LDL was above normal too.

Part of the creative process to stay motivated was learning to apply world-class business principals to the daily chore of exercising.

Astonishingly, after a decade of staying with it, a world-class level of fitness was achieved and the opportunity to represent the United States at the Masters World Championships (aka Senior Olympics), in the 50-54 age group.

Crazy. Seriously unbelievable.

So few people on the work team know.

And that is the triumph – the anonymity.

Check your motives.

Be true to yourself.

Authentic.

If we say health is important then we damn well better prove it.

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