Life to me is a grand adventure with all kinds of ups and downs and learning experiences.
I believe that my life and career encounters with diet, nutrition and exercise, along with certification from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation under the auspices of Cornell University in Plant Based Nutrition have put me in a position to be able to share the how’s and why’s of living a healthy lifestyle.
Freedom from pain, medication, overweight, and major diseases has given me the chance to live a lovely long and vibrant life.
It seems that the majority of Americans expect to be full of diseases, having operations, taking all kinds of pills, living in a nursing home or worse, and having an altogether horrible time when they arrive at their “Golden Years.”
I don’t expect or want any part of this. And, you don’t have to either.
My young life was spent in sports, everything from water skiing on the Florida Southern College Team, to being one of the two stars of the College Circus.
The only thing I really cared about was getting up on those skiis and competing with other colleges and universities. We did very well.
Later, after attending Northwestern University and then becoming a photographer’s model for the Connie and Al Seaman Agency in Chicago, I moved back to Florida, eventually going to work for the Miami Model’s Bureau.
A long series of events followed, with me eventually ending up in Tucson, Arizona, and becoming a disc jockey for a local radio station. I started attending the University of Arizona as an art student.
While we were in Puerto Rico I went to work on Ramey Air Force Base running a Teen Club so my daughter, Wendi, could attend the Base’s school.
That didn’t work, but I was able to get my diving certification and WSI (Water Safety Instructor.) This would be a Godsend when we returned to Tucson.
After a year and a half in Puerto Rico we thought it was time to move someplace else. Had some frinds who owned a sailboat who invited us to live on her as long as we would like. Down we went to St. Thomas, V.I.
We spent well over a year living on the boat, diving, sailing and being vegetarians. Great fun for everyone but we thought we should return to the States so Wendi could have a “proper” education.
This is really where the Dynamic Health Now started in ernest for me. I found a position working as a swim instructor for the YMCA of Tucson, Arizona. From Swimming Instructor I moved into the position of Program Director and then into the position of Executive Director of the Mulcahy YMCA.
The YMCA is all about Mind, Body and Spirit. It all goes together and the importance of exercise is especially stressed. I stressed not only exercise but the importance of a good diet to all our members.
I currently live in San Carlos Mexico most of the time and the States part of the time. We have a gorgeous organic garden for a good seven months of the year.
I spend my time consulting with people on their lifestyle changes. I not only cook a plant based program for people but help them learn how to cook new and exciting foods for themselves.
I hear again and again…”Oh, I could never eat like that.” But people do change if they want to live a long and vibrant life. You don’t have to do it all at once but do it you must if you care enough about yourself. The time is NOW!