Interviews with Lt. Keith Schneider on ‘To Guard My Every Neighbor’



Since Writestream Publishing released To Guard My Every Neighbor: Inside the Fire on May 31, author and client Lieutenant Keith Schneider has been busy with interviews on Writestream Radio Network.

Writestream Tuesday

Love Liberty & Lip Gloss with Donna Lyons

On Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Eastern, Get Fit Feel Fabulous Goes Inside the Fire. I’ll embed the interview here after it’s archived.

You can order the book in Kindle and paperback versions at We have high aspirations in bringing much-needed awareness and securing treatment for PTSD in our first responders. As the book’s ghostwriter, it was an incredible and often gut-wrenching learning experience. While I had somewhat of an idea and an appreciation for their work, the project gave me a real (and sometimes jarring) picture of life on a daily basis for those who willingly answer the call to service, at great risk to their own lives. My vision is for Writestream to write a sizable check in the not-too-distant future to a worthy organization that exists solely for the purpose of providing meaningful assistance in the form of therapy (medical and holistic) for firemen, paramedics, and police at no cost to them.

As part of his book launch, Lieutenant Schneider will be a guest of Seeta and Friends on 1060 WMEL in Cocoa, Florida on Monday, June 6. I’ll post the audio as soon as I have it.

UPDATE: Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt


Inspiring Isagenix Stories

In my last post, I mentioned my next goal of fitting into my “skinny jeans.” As monumental a task as that seemed just a few short months ago, it pales in comparison to the inspiring people who’ve lost a minimum of 100 pounds — and as much as 300 pounds or more — by following the Isagenix program.

Think that’s a mountain too high? Frustrated because you can’t seem to shake a simple 30? Watch the video below and get motivated. Then contact me if you’d like to get started. Not only will you receive the highest quality, most effective products, but you will become part of our Get Fit Feel Fabulous team with Britt, where you’ll receive the support of our members, along with all the information and motivation you need to reach your goals. Remember, this is NOT simply about weight loss; it’s about nutrition for life. As the company’s tagline states, Isagenix is about “Solutions to Transform Lives.” Are you ready and willing to transform yours?

Summer’s coming. There’s no better time to get started!

Watch below, then CONTACT ME.


Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Fitting Into the Dress and Other Milestones

Have you ever purchased something “on sale,” even if it didn’t fit, just because you liked it and the price was right? I’ve been known to do this on occasion but must admit, very rarely have I ever reached my ultimate goal of wearing whatever “steal” I just had to have in the moment.

Little did I know when I purchased this shimmery blue dress at Charming Charlie over my Christmas vacation in Philly that I’d actually — finally — break that bad habit, and you know, fit into it. When I returned to Florida, I figured I’d continue my daily Leslie workouts and low-carb lifestyle, though neither had been producing results because, unknown to me, my body still wasn’t getting the nutrition it needed. It would be another couple of weeks before I’d attend an informational meeting with Britt, followed by another five days to receive my products, which meant I didn’t actually start the program until February 6.

For my 30-day diary, click here.

After 30 days, in spite of losing 12 pounds and almost 15 inches, the dress still didn’t zip up — getting stuck just above my waist. Turned out, I’d gained much more weight across my upper back than I was willing to admit to myself prior to starting the program. Still, I soldiered on.

Then other day, having been well into my third month, I decided to give it another try — with great results!

Yay, it finally fits!

Now that I’ve broken the pattern of impulsively buying something “on sale” even if it’s too small, then failing to lose the weight and inches necessary to comfortably wear the article of clothing, I’m moving onto my next goal: fitting back into my “skinny jeans” (which I most likely haven’t worn since sometime in 2002):

Skinny jeans, here I come!
Skinny jeans, here I come!

For me, setting goals of comfortably wearing beloved articles of clothing is much more meaningful and effective than obsessing over the number on the scale (though I do take my measurements monthly). If your body looks fantastic and in fact, is healthy at 130 pounds, why try to force yourself to weigh 110 just because some chart tells you that’s what you’re supposed to weigh at your height?

It makes absolutely no sense and is probably one of the reasons why so many people simply give up when it comes to achieving their health and weight loss goals. We’re not robots; we’re individuals. And based on our unique physiological make-ups, there is no definitive number that applies to all based on height alone. For more on this, listen to the podcast, Resolution Recharge with nutritionist Sara Richter.

In the meantime, if you are ready to take charge of your health, give your body the nutrition it needs to function properly, experience better health and increased energy, age with vitality, and yes — lose weight if that’s also your desired goal, CONTACT ME to get started.