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Run of my Life

Holden BaseballLet me start out by saying that I never considered myself a runner.  However, it has had a significant impact on the happiness and contentment I experience today.

As with most (former) athletes, running is considered a necessary evil.  A lot of times its even used as a form of punishment.  But about four years ago when I decided it was time to lose some weight…it was really the most efficient way to do so.  The weight loss helped me feel better and sleep deeper, increased my confidence, allowed me to enjoy playing competitive sports again and generally live a healthier lifestyle.

The greatest benefits have been unexpected though…almost coincidental.  When I met the girl of my dreams, running became our favorite pass time.  We learned a lot about each other as we ran stride for stride along the river that summer and raced towards our engagement eight months later.

Our passion for running grew as the paths of our lives merged.  We stumbled upon the site of our dream wedding while running through our favorite park. The miles we’ve logged since then help us with the arrival of a healthy, happy baby (and very healthy, happy mom).  And our latest discovery…a secluded enclave that could become our future home!

The frequency of this good fortune leads me to believe that its less a coincidence and more a result of the open road opening my mind and heart.  We’re excited to explore the many miles that await us as we continue sprinting this marathon called life!

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


Special Post: Re-Living The Wedding Of Our Dreams

Special Post: Re-Living The Wedding Of Our Dreams.

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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Uncategorized


Uplifting Athletes

What started as a reason to build relationships with new teammates, and hoping to get to know a little about the veterans, has blossomed into helping Eric Shrive more tightly define his own personal purpose. Penn State’s redshirt junior offensive lineman walked into an Uplifting Athletes meeting as a freshman and stumbled upon a student-athlete led organization he felt a connection with.

Shrive Photo 2Four years later Shrive is the top student fundraiser in the history of Uplifting Athletes with nearly $70,000 raised for kidney cancer research through the Nittany Lions’ Lift For Life. And the newly elected President of the Penn State chapter recently was crowned the 2013 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion as voted by the public.

“It’s tough as a freshman with all the classes and football,” Shrive said. “I liked what (former Penn State chapter President) Brett Brackett was telling us and it sounded good.

“Going into my sophomore year…

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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


Bennis Public Relations Inc

Just a little over one year ago I wrote an article entitled, “When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned.” I regarded this as one of the most insightful thoughts I had stumbled upon in a long time. It was a great turning point for a self-proclaimed perfectionist and I felt a release from all the pressure trying to control everything this brought about. But in the months since that post, I experienced some big (and wonderful) life changes that really put this mindset to the test. A monumental event like a wedding is something you HAVE to plan for. And there’s an entire industry of vendors who are supported by this very fact. But today I don’t want to share with you the 7 months of planning and prepping that led up to my wedding day, instead I want to share with you the even more…

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

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