P3:   Pain - Passion - Purpose

Month: April 2015

A Lifesaving Journey with Anne Frank!

Originally posted on beyondtheflow:
In the opening lines of The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne shared the excitement of unwrapping her diary: “Dear Kitty” …a gift for her 13th birthday. Likewise, on my 13th birthday, I had a similar rush of excitement…

In praise of Spinach

Originally posted on rachel eats:
I am immensely fond of spinach, fresh, lively, gloriously bright green spinach, the kind that bounces, crunches and squeaks in a most unruly way as you try to stuff it into your shopping bag. Most of the…


Originally posted on rachel eats:
In Middle Eastern Cooking mixed mezze (little dishes of mixed d’oeuvre) are signs of hospitality and conviviality, dishes to be shared to begin the meal or like Spanish tapas, nibbles to be eaten while drinking and gossiping.…

The responsibility of Power

Originally posted on The Bulb Culture:
We will all get to experience some form of power within our lives. It might be coaching a football team, managing a new project at the office or simply declaring that we are going to take…

You would think it was steak…

It’s been 21 days! No beef, pork, or chicken! No chemicalized or processed foods! Now, I’m venturing beyond the usual homemade stir fry and getting fancy with my veggie cuisine.  Tonight I had a veggie patty on a bun that was totally… Read More

Pre-Diabetes: “The Lie That Is Killing Us”

Originally posted on Low Carb RN (CDE):
If you tested your blood sugar first thing in the morning and saw this number, do you know what it means? Approximately 90 million people living in the U.S. are pre-diabetic. About 90% are unaware…

My purpose is to teach…

Prologue My sole intention was to earn extra money by occasional substitute teaching.  I was encouraged by a friend to apply at a school district in Sacaton, Arizona; which is the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC).  In August of 2014, I stopped… Read More

“It’s time to move it, move it, move it!”

I worked today – actually on my feet more than usual due to standardized testing.  You have to walk around and monitor the students while they are testing. For some reason, all day I thought about going to the gym.  My friend… Read More

What’s the big deal?

This time is different.  I don’t care how much I weigh or how much weight I have lost.  I know the adipose tissue (fat) is disappearing from my body and that is all that matters.  I am transforming and that is the… Read More

This thing called PASSION will lead you to PURPOSE…

When at look back at the experiences I had growing up and the journey it took to get to where I am today.  I wouldn’t change anything.  That seems silly because it wasn’t the best of times.  However, it led me to… Read More