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Happy Before(s), Happy After(s)

I nearly tripped over the two women sitting on the stoop of the nondescript building I’d just exited onto Reed St. One of the women promptly asked me if I had a light; all in all, a very South Philly experience. It was my second visit to Matt Godfrey‘s photography studio in as many days. I was only supposed to go once, […]

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Two Overlooked Ways to Make Continuous Progress

Hunker the heck down, because I have a doozy for you this aft. Got a cup of joe? (Side note: As an espresso drinker myself, I’m always a little jealous of people who sip leisurely on large cups of coffee.) JVBeezy and I were jamming recently on programming and the various ways people can continue […]

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The Life-Changing Benefits of Getting Uncomfortable

Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was a child, I would either say “a doctor” (if I wanted to impress them), “a dancer” (if I wanted them to think I was a cool), or “a pastor” (if I wanted them to stop asking me questions…did the trick […]

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Improv Your Fitness (Not a Typo)

My friend Fel…OK, I hope you’ll forgive me, because I’m gonna name-drop for a second ’cuz it’s a new friendship and I’m a little star-struck by her. The woman I’m casually calling Fel is Felicia Ricci, voice coach and former LEAD IN THE BROADWAY TOUR OF WICKED (she played Elphaba). This is her: In a […]

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Unapologetically Powerful: Virtual Powerlifting Meet

Training for and competing in powerlifting is about so much more than what it appears to be on the surface. Sure, there are big weights, goofy singlets, and a few loud grunts, but since I’ve began competing, I’ve learned what the sport is really about: a community that gathers together lifters of all levels of […]

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The League of the Unapologetically Strong

The following blog post was adapted from an email I sent to my newsletter subscribers. If you, too, would like to become a member of the league of the unapologetically strong, enter your email address in the box to the right of this blog post.  ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ “I’ll bet you could kick my ass!” he said. She said. […]

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