Last piece of a puzzle…

Greetings to one and all,

It’s been a while since last writing here. I believe the last time was during my cross-country trip up to Canada and I was in Atlanta, Georgia, when I saw an interesting situation take place later elucidating it via prose. Now that I’m here again, I wanted to update everyone on what’s taking place in the realms of heartfelt holistic self-sufficient healing – that kind of healing that takes place between you and your Self.

In fact, many things have happened! A complete shift occurred over night as an insight hit while speaking about Nautilus gym equipment with my father. This wasn’t even in the equation and just like that it became the last piece of a puzzle I’ve been working on since my teenage years. Life, eh?! LOL I always knew at some point I’d acquire the right friendships and relationships as well as the knowledge and accoutrements necessary to actualise my dream of a center for practical experience, just didn’t know how and when. 😉

And here I am. An owner of a brick and mortar establishment called Gymclusive. Generally speaking, the main idea is an infrequent approach to high intensity strength training with 5 compound, older, Nautilus machines (circa 1985). This is a whole body strength training program that also works the aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways in less than 15 minutes. Since everybody is different, the recovery time between trainees varies and could be as short as 5 days or as long as multiple weeks.

That’s the science part, the art side of it is learning to listen to your body and feeling it recover then supercompensate (get stronger by laying down new lean muscle mass). I love that part of it! Reason why the approach resonated with me and hence the last piece of the RunHolistic puzzle. With this understanding of muscular development, a true measure of health, I am able to provide an ailing population an opportunity to precise, concise and affordable fitness training with health in mind. And now this is my initial departure point for those interested in learning to optimise and maintain good health throughout their years.

When I can, I’ll come through here from time to time to share deeper musings and observations of life, but most of my present blog work will be inspired by Gymclusive’s blog and tailored around holistic strength training in the ever-busy 21st century.

See you there! 🙂

With love and light,



coMra Palm – The Future of Home Health Care is Here

It’s no secret that I train hard. If you know me personally and have had the – for some unfortunate LOL – opportunity to train with me then you know that I put in work. I don’t shy away from a hard session and at times have over done it practically running myself into the ground. Now I do not advocate such an approach and have learned a lot through the process. What has helped me greatly in this respect is coMra-Therapy! It has allowed me to take those liberties since I was able to take care of any and all injury type issues including a few debilitating ones without the need for surgery or any pain medications, last of which have been shown to reduce the healing capability of the body.  These past seven years with coMra have been a life changer!  Now, the coMra Palm has been released making the future of home health care a present reality.

Whether it be pains and aches from sports or general life discomfort, the Palm will address the root cellular cause of those ailments in short order allowing you to once again enjoy your life at its highest level.

As soon as I feel something from training, whether it be in my knee, hip, ankle or muscular – or whatever hurts for that matter – I start treatment protocols that day (the beauty of having a home health device) and immediately I feel the improvements. Many times I’ve had issues/injuries that I trained right through using only coMra with full resolution.

Holistic health and wellness takes an integrative approach viewing the individual as a whole and treating them as such. The reductionist approach by separating parts not considering that the part being influenced can have an impact on other areas eventually affecting the whole, is an archaic model in need of change. With the Palm, you have the opportunity to take your health and wellness within your own hands!

If you don’t have one now or if you wait on buying one, I can guarantee you that you will be buying one in the future. 😉

Before MS Windows was created, personal computers were difficult to use making them not a normal part of every day life as DOS and the other operating systems of the time were not user friendly. Windows changed that and the personal computer boom took off! The coMra Palm is like the Windows of Low level laser technology with its ease of use, practicality and efficacy! This type of healing modality has been around for decades but was primarily reserved for scientists and medical professionals. No more will that be the case! For the low cost of $399 with free world-wide delivery, you can be confident that any pains and aches that come your way will be handled accordingly in the comfort of your own home.

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This is a gift that will keep on giving. A gift to you and every one you love.

It’s time to Palm on and pain off!! 🙂



Bare Feet on Earth


Take off your shoes and let your bare feet touch the earth.  It’s a liberating experience chock full of health benefits.  For starters, your feet get the chance to splay naturally, you allow underused areas the chance to strengthen now that they are being activated, and most importantly, you’re absorbing some of the most potent antioxidants on earth.  Don’t just take my word for it, check out this video from a researcher curious about the effects of grounding and the benefits of such:

I hope you enjoyed the presentation.  If you just started it, realized it was over an hour and are now reading this, I urge you to take the time later and investigate this as it will change your life.  Tonight, do something different and invest in your Self.  Trust me the benefits are worth it.

Once you finish the presentation, I’d like to draw your attention to a product I feel very strong about.  They are earthing sandals that provide you with the benefits of barefoot walking, and running, all the while still protecting your feet.  They are called Earth Runners.  Here’s a picture from their instagram account I think is worth noting.

Now that you are invested in your health and you’ve heard of these simple things you could do to improve it, then I have more great news for you.  I’ve been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with Earth Runners and I can offer you 10% off your purchase when you use RUNHOLISTIC10 as a discount code.  Not only will you get a wonderful product that will enhance your health, but you’ll also be buying from a small American business that is passionate about their craft, invested in helping people reach optimum health, and supportive of the community they live in. 🙂

Stay connected, stay grounded!

The Next Step (Forged by Fire)


This is a follow-up to the “Will Power” post I wrote some months back.

Because of the nature of my life, I regularly hear the people that I connect with speak about enjoying the journey, living in the moment, being present, etc.  And these words, as great as they are, are just that, words.  When faced with difficult life situations one finds it hard to embrace the now when the now is kicking you in the face, or maybe in a worse spot. LOL   Basically, easier said than done.

I bring this up to touch base about the challenges I had when I wrote that previous post and how I’ve fared so far.  At that time, I felt cornered with the amount of issues being felt in my body as I had recurrent injuries and noticeable discomfort muscularly that developed in rapid succession.  These experiences began to weaken my mindset even to the point of considering various systemic debilitating neurological disorders that matched some of the symptoms I was feeling.

Now, throughout this recent period of my life, deep down inside, I still harbored a semblance of belief in myself and even though this belief was so faint at times to be practically unnoticeable, I still knew that one way or another this was an opportunity for me to learn.  Learning is what the journey is all about.  It is the process of taking the worst out of any situation one encounters and turning it into an experience of knowledge.  Some might say I was overthinking the issues I was having and I will not deny the hypochondriac in me, but that is my personal learning and in that process I was able to recapitulate, with the help of my sister, of my maternal grandmother and mother’s own preoccupation with thinking the worst of physical illnesses.  You see, this is part of the learning I took from the challenges that I faced and still face in some ways.  Shifting the focus from feeling hard-done-by to looking for gems of learning in any situation is what constitutes embracing the journey.  With each step, and as one gains proficiency in any task, we get more fluid and able to make life’s challenges more about experience and less about being a victim of circumstance.  Me

Now I have a deeper respect for life, for my body (as I learned more about it, how it works, what works better for it, and how to love it more), and most importantly, respect for my Self, and if you ask me, this is what life is all about.

Thank you for reading and my wish is for you to also find that heart in your life, the passion that fuels your drive.  And remember, Life is not a problem to be solved, but a journey to be enjoyed and experienced…..



Will Power


Today I find myself searching within and finding what I am doing wrong. I understand at the mental level we create the world we live in based upon our beliefs on what we are perceiving within life. A good video to watch concerning this is Dr. Bruce Lipton’s presentation on the “Biology of Belief”.  Yet, I am still struggling with the practice of this aspect of will power.

As a young athlete growing up I would watch many of my peers deal with pain, discomfort, and injuries and I would wonder why I didn’t encounter such issues.  I went even as far as to want to experience those things also.  Maybe because of some sort of attention seeking behavior.  Now in my folly, I wish I could have been wiser and not even considered such ludicrous thoughts.  I’ve been struggling with one injury after the other and I fully believe it has to do with my mindset.  With coMra-Therapy I heal rapidly and really haven’t stopped training in general – been doing lots of cross training in the form of swimming and the elliptical, but every time I get back on the track or do some run training my mind picks up on the worry that an injury could happen again in the areas already weakened by previous conditions.  And knowing that physically this is possible, I nonetheless should think more positively and just LET IT GO. 

I came across another blog here from Run to the Finish, which is by Amanda Brooks.  Reading through it and coming across the concept of Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), a condition coined by Dr. John Sarno, I reaffirmed what I already knew: I am creating these conditions with my mind since I am not in a place of balance.  Now I haven’t read his books, but I have read an assortment of other related topics and basically understand the negative approach I am taking by preconditioning myself to getting injured.

Six days a week my wife and I spend about an hour doing Tai chi joint loosening exercises, partner stretches, and yoga.  Last night we spoke about this and since lately she’s been working with affirmations she shared I should consider finding a few of my own and apply them in my life.  Personally speaking, I’ve been reluctant to try this.  Not because I don’t see the value in the technique, mainly since I prefer quietness of mind and a state where one opens them self up to nature and the sounds of life.  However, I’ve let the negative creep back in again and in this state-of-mind been caught up in a trap of my own making.  Hearing my wife share her perspective on what has worked for her and taking into account my laziness in actually applying my self to pay attention to life in the moment, I feel a bit more invigorated today.  Knowing that no goal is an end in itself as once achieved one feels just as empty as before and another crutch (read: goal) is placed in front to deny life of its merit, I will take these steps as another leg in my journey and be as impeccable as I presently am to embrace life right now.

That being said, today I woke up to this lovely breakfast made by Diana (my wife).  She made banana pancakes – made with an organic banana, its important to purchase organic for bananas as this fruit utilizes heavy pesticide use in its conventional form – with bacon and a fried egg.  We haven’t fully collected all the more sustainable forms of food we love and support, but we are working towards that level.  We used organic coconut oil, raw honey and pink Himalayan sea salt.  Just a few ways to improve the quality of your food without having to dig too deep into your pocket books.  Here is the result:

Banana Pancakes, Egg and Bacon

Raw honey and organic coconut oil on organic banana pancakes, egg and bacon. Himalayan sea salt for seasoning.

Now I did train today.  I know of only one way to face your fears and that is by putting yourself in the situation that you fear the most.  My runs were centered around starts and short distance sprints with some master runner friends of mine.


That’s me on the left with the white compression sleeves


We did work off the starting blocks (haven’t done this since high school) and our distances started at 20 meters to 60.  It was raced and done hard.  Throughout, my mind didn’t swing towards the calf strain that I’ve been feeling, until the end of the efforts.  There was no pain and the only thing holding me back was the cautious thoughts I was having.

One thing I am blessed to have is a coMra device.

coMra scan

I have a Delta pro medical device and knowing that, at least, this handles my physical energetic deficits allowing the strain to repair at that level all the while refocusing my attention to the positive aspects of my life.


And, as usual, we made it a family affair:

All togetherMuch love to all you runners and adventurers out there…until next time.