Santa Claus life size figure
One of the last photos i took last night.



This is my word for 2016.

For 2015 it was…


A single word, the right word, has the power to transform people.

And if not people, it can still transform one.

Note: Lean wasn’t about body weight, it was and still is about everything in our life being lean. Minimalistic is the next closest word, however, it didn’t resonate as well personally.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since. This website is about our mental attitude.


To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

Mid Life Escape?

Maybe escape is the wrong word. And if it’s not the wrong word, it certainly seems like a strong or desperate word.

I’m in no position to tell anyone what to do.  Duh, right?

Mid Life Celebration is the escape route I took.  Rather than feel defeated and hopeless, it seemed like a good idea to rise to the occasion and be the change I wished to see in the world.

Perhaps my story will help you with yours. Perhaps not.

Can you start to see how this works?

For me, honesty is the first step.

And the fruit of honesty, eventually, is joy.