Okra with Tomatoes and Bacon

Achievement Poster

What is motivation?

Is it when a speaker gets up in front of a crowd and tells them that they great, amazing people that are capable of doing anything they set their mind to? Is it when your employer offers a good health plan? Does it come from posters on the wall touting a one word description of a person who climbed a mountain as an "achievement"?

After that speaker, did you set out to do whatever you set your mind to? Did you work harder because of your health plan? Did you set out to achieve more because someone climbed a mountain*?


Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Goat Cheese, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

Several weeks ago I was out helping my big brother with some stuff at his new house and I spotted a book titled "It's Called Work for a Reason" by Larry Winget. I chuckled a bit at the title and the bald, biker looking dude on the cover. My brother went on to tell me about how amazing this author is. He gave me a quick description of his writing style and recommended me reading it, but first I should read his first book titled "Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life". He grabbed me that book and I stood there and read the first few pages. Hilarious. Witty. And true. I am now about halfway through the book and I just can't wait any longer to get the word out: READ THIS BOOK.


Immune Health & London Broil

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from a head cold this season? Or how about allergies in the spring? Or summer? Or fall? Or indoor in the winter...? I'm betting somewhere in here you'll end up saying yes. If not, congrats, you are either following a paleo diet or Bruce Willis in "Unbreakable". Okay, maybe not that extreme, but how often to you think about how your diet is effect your immune health?