This time last year, I had already been facing medical challenges that were unexplained and horrific for months and months and months. Not having any explanations to my myriad of health issues after having seen 19 doctors in various specialties, I had serious doubts as to whether or not I would be here when my boys grew up. A year later, here we are... I am cancer-free AND healthy, back to teaching and training clients. I am ALIVE again for my family and friends... the people that matter most. I am also ALIVE and ready to do battle for causes I believe in, for people I am passionate about (and these include strangers in need, family and friends alike), and for the future I wish for my kids. I am thankful for being healthy to take care of my 92-year old Grandmother. I am thankful to have the time to be PRESENT for my husband and kids for WHATEVER they need. I am thankful to be energized every time I step in front of a crowd to teach a class or in front of personal training client to witness, guide, and influence his/her health progress. I am thankful for the bounty that is AMERICA. I am thankful for a loving and forgiving God. Most of all, I am thankful for the opportunity to testify to the fortitude each of us possesses as an individual. Each of us is stronger than we think. Here's to a healthy holiday season ahead. May peace, love and contentment reign.