About

Knowledge is a powerful thing, and I’ve always believed sharing might improve someone else’s life. Thus the reason for this blog is to share what I’ve learned over the years about fitness, health, and veganism. I’m also a writer and when the mood hits me a story or two may populate my pages.

I’m a New Yorker since the age of nine. A work in progress, I’m forever changing to become the true me. I’ve spent many years in the Financial Services Industry, acquired all the credentials, MBA in Finance and several licenses, to boost my career. But a new consciousness is pushing through allowing me to trail other facets of my personality. We all have some inkling of our true selves when we are children. I did. I have the soul and mind of an artist. Professionally trained as a dancer, athletically gifted, I’ve never left that side of me, just channeled my talent to other areas.

Ballet slippersThe dancer in me is forever yearning to move. I’ve channeled that thirst into fitness. I hung up my ballet slippers for a pair of running shoes and became a fitness enthusiast. I’ve challenged my body and completed ten marathons, domestic and international, and countless races.

Running shoesI can’t start my day without a sweaty run, and thirty minutes or more of stretching my muscles beyond limits with yoga.I live a lifestyle of health and fitness – a vegan for many years, but I have my foibles- coffee. I can’t start my day without a  steaming cup in my hand.

I’ve been an avid reader and writer of literature for years. I’ve written three novels, By Chance, Chasing Victoria,  Kalorama Road, and three supernatural short stories, Ravine Lereux, The Playground, and Rebound. Writing has been a challenge, and like a marathon it takes preparation and mental tenacity to complete the journey.

My books, published by Creativia Publishing, are available at Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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43 Comments Add yours

  1. Intriguing!! I will definitely be back for more!!

    Kind Regards and sunshine abounds – K

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    1. Thank you!! And I look forward to hearing more from you. Thanks for the ray of sunshine!!

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  2. Thank you for linking my post. Your blog is a mix of many great things and I look forward to following!

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    1. Thank you! I ‘m intrigued by your site and the transcription of your grandmother’s diaries. Oh what beautiful discoveries and glorious way to bond with a loved one.

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      1. So true! You’re welcome for sure and thank you.

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  3. I meant “liking.” 🙂

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  4. eddaz says:

    Hi Denise, I nominated you for the 3 day quote challenge, although you are not obligated to participate but I would be glad if you accept to. Thank you.

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    1. Hi! I’d love to! What steps do I have to take now?

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      1. eddaz says:

        Oh thanks so much Denise💝. So sorry I was supposed to attach the link, here it is:
        https://eddaz.com/2016/07/18/day-2-three-day-quote-challenge/

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      2. eddaz says:

        You are so welcome.

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      3. Hi again! So do I just post the quotes to my website or a specific site! Thanks again eddaz

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      4. eddaz says:

        You click on the link I sent to you, it will direct you to my site where you will get the instructions on how to participate just the way I did it but it would be done on your own blog but with your own quotes and nominations.

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      5. Same as the daily prompts. Got it. Thanks again!!!

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      6. eddaz says:

        Yes exactly. You are welcome.

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      7. Eddaz did my quotes link to your site?

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      8. eddaz says:

        Yes it did, Just saw it now. Thanks dear.Xoxo

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      9. eddaz says:

        Thanks again for participating, please feel free to ask for any assistance.😘

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    1. Hi Sascha! Thanks for choosing me. I’d loved to participate, but worried my schedule won’t accommodate. Is there a time frame for my response and answering questions?

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    1. Good morning Kim! Wow another award! Thank you for nominating me. I’ll try to post this morning before life gets to hectic.:-) Have a good day!!

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  5. Nice to “meet” you, Denise. I am Suzanne, and I look forward to reading more of your work!

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  6. Hi, Suzanne. Thanks for dropping by! And I as well, look forward to reading your work.

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  7. veganrescue says:

    Hi Denise,
    Thanks for the follow. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your about. I could definitely relate in many ways. I one hundred percent feel knowledge is so powerful – stress this to my children constantly. I too believe we’re always searching for the ‘true us’ and I explore aspects of my personality through food, although I work in finance myself. That’s actually in my Instagram profile”cooking is my artistic expression.” 😃 My husband too is a writer – I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Hi Veganrescue! It’s great you have a means to express yourself artistically. We all need that outlet in this stressful world, especially if you have little ones to care for. I’m looking forward to visiting your site for new vegan dishes. Love to experiment, although I’m not the best of cooks. But your recipes look awesome can’t wait. 🙂

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  8. @amanhimself says:

    Thanks for the follow Denise. You have a very intriguing blog 🙂 Keep blogging…

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    1. It’s my pleasure. I love your blog as well and look forward to your wonderful words. 🙂

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  9. Very impressive, Denise! Looking forward to more posts in the future…

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    1. Hi , Herb! Thanks and I look forward to reading your post as well!! 🙂

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  10. Wow, i wish i had the stamina for all of that. Except for the vegan part. And now you are also a columnist. Congratulations and keep up. Welcome to the team. (i hope it’s ok writing here).

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    1. Hahaha, I wish I had all that energy! Veganism is tough in a society where meat, and dairy is the norm. But after so many years it comes easy. Thanks for welcoming to the team and I look forward to working with all the wonderful writers on the team!

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      1. How about beef hamburgers?

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  11. amoralegria says:

    Thank you for following my blog! I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. My Pleasure! I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

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  12. You have a fascinating bio! From MBA to dancer to marathon runner and artist. Very authentic sharing. Lovely to connect — thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings, Debbie

    ps – I used to live in NY and ran the NYC marathon in 2001. It was an incredible experience.

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    1. Please forgive me for getting back to you so late. It’s been a hectic month. The marathons are a blast and New York has such a wonderful crowd and runners to cheer you on. Are you running New York again or any other marathon?

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      1. Hi! That’s ok, I completely appreciate that. 🙂
        I don’t foresee running another marathon soon, though I’m considering running a half-marathon in May or so!

        How about you? What’s in your heart to do for yourself this year??
        Blessings,
        Debbie

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      2. Thanks for the response! Half marathons are a great distance run. Not too far but just the right amount of endurance. I’ve been running and training but no plans for a marathon in the near future just the marathon to finish my next novel. Good luck with the half@ And I can’t wait to be inspire by your wonderful blog!

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