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My Superhero Dad and Guns

November 14, 2017

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One of MANY interesting things about my amazing superhero Dad… Even though he controlled the largest guns in the worlds most powerful NAVY he had absolutely zero interest in ever owning, touching, or firing a gun in his life outside of the Navy. He was not against them. He was certainly passionately in favor of […]

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Gun Control Checks and Balances & Politicians Using Meaningless Words

November 14, 2017

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“There is nothing we can do about it” – says the only country that has this problem. I feel so utterly helpless. We in the USA have more than 1 mass shooting per day. In 2017 we will be closing out the worst year of mass shootings we’ve ever had in a single year. If […]

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1st Halloween Without my Dad Physically With Us Anymore

October 1, 2017

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This is the 1st Halloween I’ve been home for in 4 years. The last three I spent in Las Vegas. This year I was looking forward to handing candy out to the kids for trick or treating with my dad. We use to love doing that together. My dad really loved seeing the kids and […]

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Dear Class mates of my Dad of Crystal City High School 1961.

October 1, 2017

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This is his son, Tom Birkenmeyer. I found these today going through his stuff. He really loved going to school with you and seeing you all again at the various reunions. This is his and your 50th high school reunion, as you can see. At his and your 40th there was a family emergency here […]

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USS Morton Merry Christmas Family Gram December 1973

October 1, 2017

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Posting on my dads Behalf, this is Tom Birkenmeyer. I was going through some of his stuff today and came across something I don’t remember ever seeing before. My dad was a proud career Navy Man. Senior Chief BIRKENMEYER. One of the ships he was on was the USS Morton (DD-948) Sherman Class Destroyer. In […]

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I started choking on my tears earlier today going through stuff when I came across a folder my dad had put all of his poems into.

October 1, 2017

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I started reading one of them to my mom that we figured was from around the time I started driving and I just lost it. My dad had quite a few talents. One of them was writing poetry. All of his poems were very sentimental and all about family and friends. A couple of his […]

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Nothing More Expensive Than A Closed Mind and Missed Opportunity

July 11, 2015

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10 years ago, a student at Harvard invited 5 people over to his dorm room to discuss a business opportunity. Only 2 of the 5 people showed up… They liked what they saw, and got involved. Today those two people are billionaires: Dustin Moskovitz $6.5 Billion and Eduardo Saverin $3.4 Billion… and the guy they […]

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But Do They Make You Think? – By Diane Hochman

March 21, 2015

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I know they make a lot of money… I know they have the screen shots to prove it. They generate leads galore and drive a hot car. They travel all over and show you pictures of them sipping fruity drinks by the pool. But do they make you THINK? That is the big question. Business […]

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Nurses Reveals the Top 5 Regrets People Make on Their Deathbed

May 31, 2014

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If you LOVE having your emotions SQUEEZED in a way that inspires you to do something completely wonderful then you’re going to really love this short read. You’ll likely end up saving this page in your favorites to draw emotional endurance from whenever you want. I didn’t write this blog post personally but when I […]

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10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job by Steve Pavlina

May 10, 2014

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Enjoy this POWERFUL article by Steve Pavlina and let it PULL you into following your own Authentic Compass and AWAY from being pushed around by you circumstances: Source – http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/07/10-reasons-you-should-never-get-a-job/ Just for fun I recently asked Erin, “Now that the kids are in summer school, don’t you think it’s about time you went out and […]

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Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease | Dr. Dwight Lundell

February 15, 2013

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We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to […]

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Latest Cancer Information from John Hopkins

February 6, 2013

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LATEST CANCER INFORMATION from Johns HopkinsAFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they […]

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Anti Inflammatory Pain Relief Smoothie

February 4, 2013

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Anti Inflammatory Pain Relief Smoothie

❥ 1/2 cup coconut flesh ❥ 1 cup frozen cherries ❥ 5 – 8 fresh basil leaves ❥ 1 – 2 cups of coconut water or water ❥ 1 tbsp of chia seeds or hemp seeds – Tom Subscribe to my Youtube Channel

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The Cure For Laziness by Robert Kiyosaki

December 19, 2012

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It takes hard work AND a financial education to get rich Often you’ll hear people say, “They’re poor because they’re lazy.” What people mean is that it takes hard work to get rich. The problem is that it is only partially true. It does take hard work to get rich, but it also takes financial […]

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To Fall In Love Or To Rise In Love by Osho

October 17, 2012

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“In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find […]

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Action vs. Self-Delusion by Jim Rohn

August 3, 2012

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Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action. Action is the ingredient that ensures results. Only action can cause reaction. Further, only positive action can cause positive reaction. Action. The whole world loves to watch those who make things happen, and it rewards them for causing waves of productive enterprise. I stress this because today I see […]

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How to Create Passive Income by Steve Pavlina

May 29, 2012

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“How to Create a Passive Income” Blog Series by Steve Pavlina Investing your time to create a passive income is the BEST insurance of all kinds and the BEST financial security you could ever have Oh, and you will pay far less in taxes in relationship to your income than you would as a w2 […]

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy by Dana Saviuc

May 21, 2012

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Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves […]

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Welcome to Modern Day Slavery By Dani Johnson

April 19, 2012

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Welcome to Modern Day Slavery… You’ve Been Conned! Let me share a secret with you… There’s a sneaky and largely unnoticed form of slavery that still prevails in this country today. It is so undercover that most people never realize that these chains are holding them down. In Fact… it’s much more sinister because people […]

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As Children We Have No Limits By Craig Holiday

April 1, 2012

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As children we have no limits, we are given the ability to dream endlessly. There is nothing we cannot do. The world seems large but it is our dreams that shrink it and make it available to us. We have no boundaries when it comes to seeing our future as exciting, wonderful, and full of […]

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Coby Linder Shares how Beachbody saved his dads life

December 27, 2011

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Coby Linder: How Beachbody® saved my dad’s life (and Challenge Packs saved my business) By staff writer Abby Cohen   “I wasn’t a marketing guy, or a workout guy,” says Coby Linder. “Just a drummer in a band, a fat kid who watched his dad almost kill himself with food. He didn’t know how to […]

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An Interview With a Millionaire by Marina Martini

December 18, 2011

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Good Morning everyone!!! This is long but YOUR worth it! I was on the call last night facilitated by the AWESOME Barbie Decker with Monica and Dave Ward who are the newest and 13th Millionaires with Team Beachbody. What incredibly humble people! They do not consider themselves any different then any one of us. They […]

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The Diamond You Are Meant to Become

December 15, 2011

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When you subject certain chemicals to intense heat, the chemicals will crystallize and form a completely new substance, a new composition in which the crystallization process is irreversible. A lump of coal, for example, becomes a diamond under intense prolonged heat and pressure. In the same way, you become a person of great strength by […]

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It’s Not the Eonomy or your Job or Politics you just need to CHANGE THE VEHICLE Friends!

November 17, 2011

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This is the vehicle I’m using to be able to blow up my income, my health, my emotional wellness in an economy where everyone else is losing. Friends you should do this with me Immediately don’t you think? I just wanted to share with you all this message from Brett Blake at BEACHBODY. Definitely some […]

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The Big Shake-Off: Like Comparing Apples and… Tang

October 25, 2011

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Source – Carl Daikeler’s Blog How To Compare Shakeology Or, “How Do I Really Know If This is Worth the Money When Everything Else Costs Less?” There are many “protein shakes” and meal replacements that are less expensive than Shakeology. But  comparisons – based on the simple “protein shake” or even “health shake” are usually […]

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The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn

September 29, 2011

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Over the years, I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept: the Ant Philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Here is the first part: Ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. […]

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Waking Up Full of Awesome – by Melissa from pigtailpals.com

September 12, 2011

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A wonderful article for anyone to read for some really good clean pure inspiration to feel good about themselves and rejuvenate their youth! Only a 2 minute read but a potent one better than a cup of regular coffee 😉 http://blog.pigtailpals.com/2011/08/waking-up-full-of-awesome/ There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up […]

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I Am Not Ripped. Should I Quit? By Carl Daikeler

September 6, 2011

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This is one of the best blogs I’ve ever read. It’s a very quick easy read I recommend anyone to read it who’s just interested in becoming a better version of themselves.  It’s honest tough love. Click the link to open the blog: I Am Not Ripped. Should I Quit? – Tom I got a […]

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New Years Diet Friendly Margarita

August 25, 2011

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Not just for New Years but anytime of year, I’m providing a cocktail recipe on behalf of Chalene Johnson.  Remember to drink responsibly (for both yourself and those around you… don’t be a victim of the unwanted Facebook photo tag!) NEW YEAR’S MARGARITA Cocktails can be diet-friendly too!!! This sugar-free margarita will save you 285 […]

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Your Holiday Party Survival Guide by Melanie Bolen

August 25, 2011

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So, it’s that time of year… the time of year where temptation after temptation is placed in front of us and we have the choice as to whether or not to give in.  Now, it IS the Holidays, so there are some temptations worth being given into (like those goodies that only come around once […]

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9 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain by Chalene Johnson

August 25, 2011

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Happy Holidays Aaahhhh, the holidays…the scents of fresh pine and baked goods fill your home; everywhere are twinkling lights and culinary delights…but every to die for dessert and festive cocktail represents temptation, overindulgence, and missed workouts. The season can be downright frightening for those struggling to lose or maintain weight. While gathering with family and […]

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Yummy Yams

August 25, 2011

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Compliments of the Team Beachbody Club Yummy Yams 3 cups yams, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup water 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. Italian parsley, freshly chopped Salt Black pepper, freshly ground Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place yams in a covered baking dish with just enough water to coat the bottom of the […]

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Give Your Thanksgiving Stuffing a Makeover by Body + Soul Magazine

August 24, 2011

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What’s Thanksgiving without stuffing? Honestly, a lot healthier. This white bread, saturated-fat-laden staple contributes in a big way to that postmeal stupor. Luckily, it’s easy to up its health quotient while preserving the savory goodness. Get our Healthy Harvest Stuffing recipe.   Add Earthy Flavors Apples and shiitakes impart moisture to stuffing, along with subtly […]

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Autumn Apple Salad

August 24, 2011

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Ingredients: 1-2 cups Mixed micro greens 1 small apple, sliced (or pear) 1 ounce of raw pecans sliced onion (as much as you like, or omit) sliced tomato (as much as you like, or omit) 2 oz Salad dressing of choice.  Make sure it’s GMO free and Vegan. Have you enjoyed this?  Do you know […]

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“It’s the Set of the Sail” by Larry Zimberg

August 15, 2011

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Larry Zimberg is one of the many people that I get to learn from. This is one of his latest writings and it’s brilliant! It’s far too brilliant not to share with anyone and everyone. I hope you enjoy the read and I hope it resonates… “The most important single ingredient in the formula of […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

August 15, 2011

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Another great recipe from the Team Beachbody Club!  We all know that I love pumpkin seeds… but if you are feeling like getting more home-made and want a better finger food for yourself or to serve at your party, then consider roasting your own pumpkin seeds! Seeds from one medium pumpkin, rinsed (about 1-1/2 cups) […]

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Pumpernickel Salmon Salad

August 15, 2011

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Olive oil 8 slices pumpernickel bread (preferably whole grain) 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt 1 lb. fresh salmon fillet (or two 6-ounce cans, drained*) 2 Tbsp. drained capers 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 4 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. olive oil 8 leaves red lettuce Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut […]

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High Protein Breakfast Wrap by Chalene Johnson

August 15, 2011

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INGREDIENTS 2 oz. OF COOKED CHICKEN OR TURKEY BREAST 3 EGG WHITES WHISKED 1 CUP OF SPINACH LEAVES 1 SLICE OF REDUCED FAT OF YOUR CHOICE 1 6 INCH WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA (ABOUT 60 CALORIES) NON STICK COOKING SPRAY   PREPARATION Heat a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken […]

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When I’m 85 by Tony Horton

August 14, 2011

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I was training my client Mark the other day and I asked him if he thought any of his friends could get through the workout I had just put him through. He thought for a while and said, “Maybe a couple.” Mark is 48 and has dozens of friends who can’t begin to touch his […]

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Exercise and Illness

August 14, 2011

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Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold? The following was posted over at acefitness.org Sir William Osler, the famous Canadian medical doctor, once quipped, “There’s only one way to treat the common cold—with contempt.” And for good reason. The average adult has two to three respiratory infections each year. That number jumps to […]

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