April 24, 2018

Several years ago, I started writing and writing and writing. Not knowing exactly what I might do with what I had to say, but I knew I had to say it and share it


What motivates us to move?

How do people discover the joys of simply walking?

In the woods or in th...

On January 28, 2017, 70 walkers of all ages trekked 14 miles from Morristown to Maplewood. Folks are often shocked when they hear that I've walk as much as 34 miles in one day and that's nothing compared to some of my FreeWalker buddies. If ten years ago someone had sa...

July 27, 2015

A new venture, a new site, a new image.  Change is good.  Whether something changes because you decide it will and should, or it happens to you and you have to adjust - change is part of living.  Change is a gift, the opportunity to stretch, to workout our minds and cr...

July 27, 2015

A few years ago I had the incredible opportunity to write for the NY Times!  Wow, that was exciting. To write and have the NY Times editors edit my work. Now, I'm on my own.  I'm my own editor.  It's not quite as exciting, but it's ME, it's mine and I get to write and...



The “Today, I will” approach is something that I came up with many years ago. What's wrong with this statement? Tomorrow, I will eat less and exercise more. Today is the best time to change, to commit to a new behavior that by doing so will actually become a lifesty...

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