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Creative writing, Motivation, personal improvement, Short Story

Every MISSION will CHANGE you. Every CHANGE is a MISSION. You are your own SPECIAL OPERATIVE.

So many missions, had me in these tight positions. But I put them in submission with these compositions. Now they’re wishing, they hadn’t stepped on the stage. If it’s a pen to a page, or flying off in a rage. I put them in a cage, had them slayed and moving on their way, into the… Continue reading Every MISSION will CHANGE you. Every CHANGE is a MISSION. You are your own SPECIAL OPERATIVE.

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Creative writing, Motivation, personal development, personal improvement, Short Story, Uncategorized

HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES and DREAMS

The bang that woke me was abrupt and jarring.  The room I’m in is black, the blackest black.  No light, not even at the seam where the curtain meets the window. A loud scratch, followed by another heavier BANG!  It’s coming from down stairs. I can’t see the bedroom floor.  Let alone the exit all… Continue reading HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES and DREAMS

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Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement, Uncategorized

LIVE in the MOMENT but stay CONNECTED to the BIGGER PICTURE.

It’s been a week since the Raptors won the NBA Championship.  I can’t help but revisit, with amazement the amount of unity this team showed.  It’s truly a lesson to any coach, leader, manager, business owner, and anyone trying to achieve new levels of self development. The grit and determination this team showed is truly… Continue reading LIVE in the MOMENT but stay CONNECTED to the BIGGER PICTURE.

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Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation

STRESS can INCAPACITATE you. LIBERATE yourself through a WORKOUT.

Your neck’s tight, shoulders rounded, you seem to be getting pushed down.  Almost folded in half.  It’s all encompassing .  It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s dark and it’s trying to wrestle you into submission. Stress. That beast.  It’s like Venom.  It encompasses you completely, takes over, overrides your thought process, it changes your actions and… Continue reading STRESS can INCAPACITATE you. LIBERATE yourself through a WORKOUT.

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Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

7 Bodyweight Exercises that Promote Weight Loss and a Strong Core.

*Consult a physician before participating in any workout routine*. I believe that one of the biggest challenges for people on their journey towards living a healthy lifestyle and weight loss, is the gym.  I’m not saying don’t go or avoid it all together.  I’m just saying that in the beginning some people might be a little self conscious… Continue reading 7 Bodyweight Exercises that Promote Weight Loss and a Strong Core.

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Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement, Uncategorized

A beginners guide to Weight Loss.   3 Keys to successfully achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Getting out of bed at the speed of an 80 year old. Stiff, sore, creaking and cracking. Groaning through the motions of sitting up and eventually standing. Lumbering to the bathroom and in the half second before the bathroom light flicks on. I catch a glimpse of a figure. One that seemed out of place,… Continue reading A beginners guide to Weight Loss.   3 Keys to successfully achieving a healthier lifestyle.

man, out doors, town, happy
Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

Who’s this guy

Hi, I'm Justin Barone. I was born June 6 1981, with a heart defect called Tetralogy of fallot. There was a hole in the dividing wall of my heart and valves that would not close properly causing it to work over time. I had my first surgery at 6 months old.  The second was at… Continue reading Who’s this guy