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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Years ago, I won’t say exactly how many as I have thoroughly and intentionally confused my child, I was born on this day, November 29th! Fast forward to years later, and I’ve lived. I mean really, truly lived! I’ve felt, experienced and memorized life. My life thus far has been quite incredible! I’ve always beenRead more about HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!![…]

Watch Me!

Watch Me!

After all my serious posts, I thought it was time to add a little lighthearted fun to the blog, and my guest blogger I think fits just perfectly!   John Carmichael is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a Licensed Practical Nurse working with a nursing program at a small community college in Alabama,Read more about Watch Me![…]

My Reason

My Reason

HuffPost Link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-reason_us_57c4469be4b0b01630e056f7 Last week I went in for a checkup with my Movement Disorder Specialist. He evaluated me, asked me for my autograph and beamed with delight. You see, I’m not his average patient. Not because I’m half their age, but because he’s seeing positive results in a non-curable, degenerative world. As we evaluatedRead more about My Reason[…]

Why You Need To Put On Your T-shirt!

Why You Need To Put On Your T-shirt!

Article in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-you-need-to-put-on-your-t-shirt_us_57ac91c6e4b08c46f0e4d380 As I sit here, staring at my legs, all I see are shades of blue, purple, maroon, brown and even black. I have bruising running down the inside of both legs. They are tender and I receive stares of horror from strangers, wondering exactly what I have done. And yet,Read more about Why You Need To Put On Your T-shirt![…]

Just Me

Just Me

Disclaimer: This is my routine and is not and endorsement for what you should do, or that these meds, food, supplements or exercise routine will work the same for you.  I am just me. That is all I know to be. Now, I am overwhelmed with cries, pleas of bottling me. “What meds are youRead more about Just Me[…]

Ninjuries

Ninjuries

Huffington Post article:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-toepperwein/ninjuries_b_10245146.html American Ninja Warrior Blog:  http://www.americanninjawarriornation.com/2016/6/1/11833544/ninjuries My legs look like a road map, with topography included. I have bumps and bruises running down both sides of my legs, with no rhyme or reason as to placement. I have a scar on my back. My palms are callused. I’m constantly nursing where thoseRead more about Ninjuries[…]

How American Ninja Warrior Grew My Family Instantly!

How American Ninja Warrior Grew My Family Instantly!

American Ninja Warrior article:  http://www.americanninjawarriornation.com/2016/5/25/11770976/the-night-my-family-grew-by-more-than-100 Huffington Post article:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-toepperwein/how-my-family-grew-by-mor_b_10131492.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment When I first set out on this journey five months ago, I did it alone. I walked into Iron Sports gym in Houston the night before the application was due, to train as a ninja for the very first time. I was greeted by owner andRead more about How American Ninja Warrior Grew My Family Instantly![…]

I Can’t Even With I CAN’T

I Can’t Even With I CAN’T

Post on The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-toepperwein/i-cant-even-with-i-cant_b_9852738.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-for-the-soul&ir=GPS+for+the+Soul I’ve spent too much of my life hearing, “You can’t!” “You shouldn’t!’ “You wouldn’t!” “You’re going to hurt yourself!” “What are you thinking!” “I would never!” Those comments have been made a time or two from everyone around me. Then there’s the, “Oh I could never do that!” “I’m not that strong.” “IRead more about I Can’t Even With I CAN’T[…]

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