This Gift Doesn’t Need Wrapping

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Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Heart Healthy New Years Wishes to Everyone. The greatest gift I receive has no wrapping paper, no bow, no name tag and yet I’ll know it’s for me. My gift is — Another Day. Living with Heart Disease and getting a second chance means I take nothing for granted, ever. The lights on the tree are brighter, each ornament is more special, the turkey smells … [Read more...]

Just In… WTG Team, “Outrunning My Shadow”

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This Just In.... Team "Outrunning My Shadow" earns "Top Community Team" Award for 2nd year.  Las Vegas Heart Walk 2011. Great thanks to all that donated, walked, supported or had us in your thoughts.   We walked for everyone:)  Heart Healthy Days Ahead for us all:) Keith … [Read more...]

Whatever Your Reason…

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Whatever Your Reason, Whatever Your Motivation.... Get Involved Remember, Your The Cure:) http://youtu.be/Ys0gtNnzaAI … [Read more...]

Give Yourself What You Give Others

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If you ever get down or feel a little depressed just think about the joy, happiness and the light you shine upon the people you come into contact with.  Take those feelings and look in the mirror and turn it onto yourself.  I think when you put it into perspective, you'll find yourself to be a pretty good person to know:) – Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

“Life Changes Forever, Everyday”

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“Life Changes Forever, Everyday” – Keith Everyday our words, thoughts, actions, and situations change and ultimately chart the path to the rest of our lives.  Make “Everyday” the greatest day of your life. - Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

Every Dollar and Volunteer Hour Helps

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Less than 2 weeks left. October 15th is the big day in Las Vegas. Join me in fighting the #1 Killer of Americans. Your support and generous donation for ANY amount helps to fight this disease through research, education and awareness campaigns in your neighborhoods and States. We are doing some great things this year. Join my team, "Outrunning My Shadow" or donate to my page. If you're … [Read more...]

She Said Yes:) at 11,000 feet

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A New Heart, A New Life, A New Love.  I got engaged Friday in Vail, Colorado at 11,000 feet.  It was a beautiful and picture perfect day.  We took the gondola to the top of the mountain and walked over to the Wedding Deck.  After waiting for the Wedding party that was up there to clear the deck, I could no longer stall.  We walked over hand in hand; I took a deep breath, dropped to one knee, … [Read more...]

Hearts and Chocolate, Oh My!

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What’s your favorite dark chocolate? Dark Chocolate’s been seen as a much “Heart Healthier” choice than light or milk chocolates.  I love dark chocolates. I’m hoping in my travels I’ll get my chance to try different dark chocolates from around the world. Why Heart Healthy? Dark chocolate contains flavonoids. What are Flavonoids? Flavonoids by definition help protect plants by shielding and … [Read more...]

Today, I Became an “Infusiast”

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The National Multiple Sclerosis, Society Colorado / Wyoming Chapter, held their Annual Walk for MS at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. Walkers chose an amazing 2, 5 or 10-mile hike through this breathtaking ski resort. I was inspired by several MS survivors who in spite of the physical challenges that MS has bought upon them, hiked a rocky, sloping, wooded path that challenged … [Read more...]

Not so Fast Colorado!

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I submitted this to the Denver Post as a "Letter to the Editor". Recently, a study ranked Colorado as the least obese state with 19.8% of adults considered obese. Don’t celebrate just yet. Just 16 years ago a rate of 19.8% would have ranked Colorado as the worst or most obese state.  With Colorado’s childhood obesity rate at 14.2%, and growing there are 22 states with lower childhood … [Read more...]

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