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Finding Your Summit Newsletter


Stories of people overcoming adversity to finding their way plus health tips & more...

The Podcast: Finding Your Summit

Every week I talk to amazing people who have incredible stories of overcoming adversity to finding their way.  The conversations are real, authentic and from many different walks of life such as Sports, Business, Relationships, Music and of course my mountaineer community.  If you're stuck or looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you!     

This weeks guest
This week I interview Kyle Maynard who was born with no arms or legs.  He has done more in his life than I ever have done in mine.  He has won 2 ESPY's, been a champion wrestler, opened a Crossfit Gym and climbed both Mt Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua among other feats. 

His motto is all -- No Excuses.  If he can accomplish things like this and be an inspiration to others than anyone can challenge themselves.  There are no limits to what Kyle can do. I first met him at 21,000' on Aconcagua and couldn't believe what I was witnessing.  He was literally crawling up the mountain and made it to the top.  What an incredible human being!  Great pod.  LISTEN NOW



Food for thought

Vitamin-rich Side Dish
Teamed with your favorite protein, this quick easy side dish is high in B vitamins, folate, calcium, and antioxidants, to name a few.  Blend in a frying pan:  2 tbsp of avocado oil, fresh basil, garlic, pepper, fresh spinach, red pepper slices, black beans and chick peas.  Toss for 10 minutes then cover for 3 minutes to lightly steam.  For variety, add a little salsa, pesto or pine nuts. 
Deb Klein



Yoga Basics

Shavasana
Think doing nothing is easy? For many of us, especially those who haven’t tried yoga before, the concept of doing nothing is actually very challenging. This pose is both calming and grounding, and you can use it to cool down.

How to do it: In this pose, close the eyes and attempt to just relax the body while lying flat on your back. Lie with your legs about hip-width apart and rest the arms at about a 45 degree angle to the torso, pcompletely relax.

Trainer tip: If you need more space for the lower back, you can place a folded blanket under the knees, which will help to lengthen the lower back. If you’re feeling stressed, placing blankets over the pelvis can help relax the body and the mind.alms facing up. Allow your limbs to to completely relax.

Trainer tip: If you need more space for the lower back, you can place a folded blanket under the knees, which will help to lengthen the lower back. If you’re feeling stressed, placing blankets over the pelvis can help relax the body and the mind.
 



 

Quotes I LOVE 
"Well done is better than well said"

      -Benjamin Franklin


Inspirational pic of the day:
Whazzzzzz Up?  You talking to me?   - Kenny Baldwin

Waterboy's Initiative

Each season, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long and former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawks Nate Boyer challenge combat veterans and NFL alumni to join them on a mission: Conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro. In 2017, I was among an elite group of climbers who not only summited Africa's highest mountain (my 2nd time) but raised over $165,000 for the Waterboys initiative, directly funding two wells in the region. 

Inspired to dig deep? You can support my continued commitment to providing clean, accessible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa by donating here.


 

Finding My Way
Hi all! I was recently featured on a NFL NETWORKS segment called "Life After Football" which quickly talks about my journey of finding my way through adversity to trying to become the first NFL Player to Climb the Seven Summits.  Watch Now 

I would have never guessed all the blessings that have come my way like starting my podcast, being involved in the Waterboys initiative and touching so many people trying to find their way with the stories of others who are on the pod.  Thank-you to all who continue to support the journey!!  To find out my next climb you can go to www.MarkPattisonNFL.com and please continue to rate & review my podcast on I-Tunes.  Thank-you!!   

 

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