Don’t show THAT picture

This was a post I put on a private group on FBook (which I am back off of these days).  Anyway, this post got tremendous response because it included a before and after picture of me from the night I was checked into re-hab, and a current set of pictures of me feeling super healthy.  My family strongly discourages me from sharing this picture, but I’m seriously doubting many people dig into this page, unless I share the link with them.

Please read the next post that puts me in the same boat as many of you.  Health limitations, excuses, pain, age, can all be over ruled with discipline and the desire to to feel better.  These pictures speak for themselves in what CHANGING for the BETTER can do for a person, and the longevity of just eating healthy and moving your body, and surrounding yourself with all things good can bring about.

GRATITUDE CIRCLE  (all posts must begin with; ‘I am grateful for’…beautiful page full of super nice people).

Jan 14th, 2018

I am grateful that my hard times have paid off and that I am able to help others learn to love themselves on the levels of body, mind and spirit. My AA birthday was Sunday. 14 years of work. It’s not easy for some to just quit. Others constantly struggle. I took my clean time serious and love to nurture my body with all good. No news, no TV, no toxins. This is our chance on earth to do good. Be good. And serve others in need.
If I followed this road 14 years ago I don’t know where I would’ve ended up. Most likely in jail and in the hospital.
Rehab saved me. But it had to be my choice. And when I got there I was fortunate enough to have two good examples as roommates. One glowing and sober for 30 days, the other such a mess she did not know where she was or where her kids were. My choice was simple. I took the clean road. 6 months later I met God in a sunset.
I have not shared this before and after picture on my personal page but feel safe here in knowing it won’t be shared.

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May your day be full of obsessive gratitude.

My Car vs. My Body


I’ve recently lost two friends to cancer who took more pride in their vehicles rather than their health. I used to be a motor head but found direction.

This is my car. I put the best premium gas in it and the best oil. I have regular maintenance done to it and I pay close attention to it while I’m driving. Little noises are addressed right away. I love it and hope it lasts me a long time even though it has 80,000 miles on it. I got it used, but the previous owner took good care of it. I plan to pamper it as long as I can so it will serve me well.

This is my Body. It has been used and has a lot of miles on it. I was very self destructive to my body for years. I was bulimic for 6 years. An alcoholic for 19 years and I drank the highest caffeinated diet pop on the market by the gallons per day. I ate food out of boxes and cans for years.

I have been sober for almost 14 years. Jan 14th will be my AA birthday. I have practiced clean eating for 8 years thanks to my good friends Dr Donaugh and Del Rae. I have not been to a medical doctor since 2007.

I put only premium fuel in my body and only organic products on my body. I listen to it carefully and pamper it all the time. I enjoy the slow and concise moving and stretching of yoga because it serves all the old injuries I have attained in my past.

I can’t run because of a tumor on my foot and a chunk of cartilage that floats around in my knee. I wore leg braces as a kid because I had arthritis and my joints kept dislocating on their own. I broke my back when I was young and it’s naturally fused together.

I am not in the greatest of shape but I feel better than I ever have, clean and healthy. When you’ve been the opposite it’s easy to choose what you want. But it’s not easy to get there. The yoga and light training I do keeps me stronger, more flexible and balanced. It also opens my joints so new cartilage can grow between my bones.

The heavy mindset training I’ve been learning and applying keeps my mind on track, when it’s really easy to listen to it talk you into the unhealthy lifestyle. Why would our minds do that to our bodies? The ego is tricky, but I have to be stronger to make these wiser choices….for me. For those I love, and for our future.

I can always buy a new car but I won’t be able to buy a new Body.

First blog post


I can actually PROMISE you that if we get your life as BALANCED as this wheel you will feel your most Authentic Blissful Self, and the rest of your cares and worries will just float away.  The key is constant work to stay focused, balanced, and positive.  There are 2 more key components that are vital to me helping you keep this promise…love, and strong faith!  With this training you are about to undergo with us at Authentic Bliss Academy you will have the tools, and the support to get your WHOLE life on track!


A Version of Loving Kindness Meditation:

Say or think several times.

May I be filled with lovingkindness.

May I always feel safe.

May I be well in my body and my mind.

May I be at ease and happy.