Prior to This Find Your Fit™ in Which WE Are Joined by Lisamaria Martinez, San Francisco Lighthouse, and Special Guest Mike Armstrong, Blind Sword Fighter from SAAVI, WE Offer Sober Reflection, Hope, Acceptance, and Love
The chair of the Board of the Garden Ranch Y, Mark Hoffman, often quotes Martin Luther King, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. Before this episode, the WE Team reflects on the horrific killing spree of Sunday morning, June 12, at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando.
Jessica and Kevan love participating in the National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash. Ever thought about running for Braille literacy? As always, our team is so fortunate to have nurturing, accepting communities like Achilles International of the Pikes Peak. Why does Kevan get lower back pain when doing some yoga moves? The expert, Jessica, reveals the answer.
In the News – the list of five kitchen essentials for the summer includes an infuser bottle, a delicious way to incorporate the taste of fruit without any extra added sugar. Erraid Davies, a bronze medalist, no longer meets the criteria to participate in para-swimming because of a change in the review process. And US Goalball announces their men’s and women’s team members who will compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympic games.
The team is proud to welcome martial arts expert, Mike Armstrong, Blind Motivation, and member of the faculty of Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI). Can the blind sword fight? Find out from Mike.
Are you old enough to remember cigarette commercials promoting the fact that many doctors smoke cigarettes?
In this episode, Lisamaria Martinez and Jessica Beecham share the excitement of the upcoming NF-Be Healthy Fair and Try-It Seminar to be held on June 30 in Orlando to kick off the Convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Lisamaria is President of the NFB Sports & Recreation Division.
On this week’s Fit Chat, Kevan returns to one of his favorite recent books, Scott Jurek’s “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness”. The vegan recipes are great. The book includes this inspirational quote by philosopher William James: “Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and stress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own. Sources of strength never taxed at all because we never pushed through the obstruction”. Jessica chats with us about reasons for, and ways to avoid cramps while working out.
Your job – love your neighbor, even those with barking dogs. Wait. That’s my job. – Kevan Worley.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. – Humanist Psychologist Carl Rogers
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members … a heart of grace and a soul generated by love. – Coretta Scott King
We did not produce the music in the beginning of this podcast (Obviously). We would like to thank Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (w/ Mary Lambert) for writing, performing, and producing this wonderful song with the title “Same Love” off the album “The Heist” available on iTunes.