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Tola Talks with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

 

Tola Talks with fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to the highlights of 2001 – Including a tribute to the Heroes of 9/11.

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Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

GYST #26: Don’t Be A Hypocrite

Hypocrisy is a slow, painful cancer to the soul, so whatever you do, Don’t Be A Hypocrite. Here’s 6 reasons why with a little help from Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, and the cast of Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award winner of 2008, The Wackness.

Are you Free Squared?

The other night I had dinner with Stephani Drapeau, my dear friend and co-star of my film, Boulevard Zen.  We were discussing the concept of “freeing your mind and your soul” from anything that prevents you from evolving to a higher level.  That is to say, letting go of the “ties that bind” you to past beliefs, or rather, disbeliefs about your dreams, your desires, and your life’s destiny.  Because when you free your mind and your soul, you evolve to a much better and brighter place.  A place where anything is possible if you truly believe it.  So make a conscious effort to become Free Squared, especially when it comes to fat burning and a daily fitness routine.  Because anyone and everyone has at least 5 minutes a day to respect themselves with a little exercise.  So enjoy firming your Core & Abs with my 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #97 – Side Plank.  My best – R

Soul Surfer delivers

If you could use some inspiration today, or any given day, watch the movie, Soul Surfer. Based on the true story of professional surfer, Bethany Hamilton, the film poignantly delivers a message of belief and inspiration. On Halloween morning 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm and seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. One month later Bethany returned to the water; two months later she placed 5th in the Open Women’s division surf competition; one year later she won her first National Title; and in 2007, Bethany Hamilton turned pro.  A dream come true for a young woman who never stopped believing.  And when you watch the movie, pay close attention to the final credits as the real Bethany is interviewed soon after her attack. When asked if she thinks she’ll ever surf again, she responds, “Think?  I know I’ll surf again.”  Because this “knowing” is the true inspiration.   Bethany didn’t just hope or think she’ll surf again – she knew it.  So if there’s adversity in your life that needs some overcoming, take heed and know that you will succeed.  Like Bethany Hamilton did.  And enjoy knowing you embrace a daily fitness program with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #61 – Tight Buttocks II.  – R

48 and Feeling Great

By the time you reach 48 there’s not much hoopla about your birthday, right?  The true celebration is in the continued evolution of your soul.  Which also applies to your body. And with that evolution of your body brings new challenges each year.  Challenges that include dealing with a slower metabolism rate, a weakening of muscles and bones, and an increasing waistline.  Go figure, right?  So what can be done to counter these challenges? This:  what I’ve been doing everyday for the past 32 years – working out.  I hate to blow my own horn here, but maintaining a daily fitness program really works. Yesterday I met a 20 year old gal who thought I was 33.  That’s 15 years younger folks. Plus, I’m not a fanatic about what I eat – just smart – so I must attribute my success to working out. Everyday.  Trust me, it works.  Here’s a few of my favorite abdominal exercises in today’s 5 minute fat burning workout #34 – Birthday Abs.  Enjoy – Rich