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It’s All Downhill From Here

Recently, while downhill skiing in Colorado with family and friends, I was riding the chairlift up to the top of the mountain with an older gentleman. We started a conversation to pass the ten minute ride and come to find out that he is a 65 year old Colorado native. It ends up that this gentleman [...]

It’s All Downhill From Here2023-01-17T09:58:56-05:00

Start Date?

Happy New Year! What a great time of year to spend with family and friends and really cherish your moments. We humans are funny creatures.  We seem to need reasons to work on our health which makes the New Year is an interesting time. It is basically an artificial start date where we make health [...]

Start Date?2023-01-11T10:02:23-05:00

Christmas is All About….

On our way to a Christmas gathering, our family was sharing stories about how everyone found out that there was no Santa Claus. Then the conversation shifted to how it is a societal lie to tell children this... I think that perspective is misplaced. I have never told my four adult children that Santa Claus does not exist. Why? [...]

Christmas is All About….2023-01-11T09:53:55-05:00

Hope and Honor

I can’t tell you what an absolute honor it is serving all of you wonderful people. The last few weeks, the genuine love we have felt after I shared the passing of my friend and of Mrs. Sap has been heart warming. I know my notes to you are non traditional as far as newsletters go. We [...]

Hope and Honor2022-12-21T08:24:00-05:00

Ifs, Ands, and Buts

Last week I shared with you the news about our Cedarburg friend passing away.  Oh my gosh there have been the “what if’s"  going around this week. You know it - we all do it! What if he would have had that heart attack a couple minutes earlier then they could have stated CPR earlier [...]

Ifs, Ands, and Buts2022-12-14T12:29:05-05:00

Complaining but Serendipitous

This summer I was complaining to Dr. Jean that I had to go to a couples shower on a beautiful summer’s night. Then this fall I was complaining to Dr. Jean that I had to go to a wedding on the Saturday of opening deer hunting- messing with my yearly rituals. On both of those [...]

Complaining but Serendipitous2022-12-14T12:16:37-05:00

I’d be TOO good at it

Dr. Jean and I bought a wine tasting trip to Sonoma Valley, CA with some friends at a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation auction with a couple of dear friends that each have a Type 1 diabetic child. We recently completed the trip and it was a wonderful time albeit a weird trip for me. Anyone [...]

I’d be TOO good at it2022-11-30T11:08:53-05:00

Who Do You Emulate?

I have shared a couple stories about our family friends the Saporitos. Mrs. Sap recently passed away and while it is sad for those who knew her it is also a joyous moment for her. Not only does she get to be reunited with Mr. Sap but also with their son Joey. Joey passed away [...]

Who Do You Emulate?2022-11-30T10:57:06-05:00

Life Hacks

Have you watched the Packers or Badgers lately? Ugh! Talk about depressing! Hey listen, I know I grew up in Cleveland (Ohio that is!) and I know how to suffer with the best of them when it comes to sports! Try growing up rooting for the Browns, Indians, and Cavs. Yikes! I have learned some [...]

Life Hacks2022-11-30T10:44:58-05:00


This week there is just some quick updates on several of our more commonly used supplements. The biggest changes are to Mintran and Drenamin. Mintran is our most popular supplement, two bottles to one, compared to the next closest supplement Glucosamine Synergy.  Anyone taking Mintran knows that it comes in a very small pellet that requires you to take a fair amount of pills. That is [...]

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