Breathe upon Waking

Breathe upon Waking
Philosophy, self-help, parenting, reading, writing…making meaning of the moments.

Jennifer Fithian - Coffee with Coach
Apr 23 • 24 min
Jen earned 12 letters in high school…competing in basketball, soccer, and track. She was recently inducted into the Bow High School athletic Hall of Fame. She played division 1 basketball at Binghampton University, and then went on to play team handball…
Big Ben Hartford - Coffee with Coach
Apr 19 • 30 min
One of the strongest dudes I know. Top notch personal trainer and strength coach. Really valuable perspective. Oh, and he makes the best hand-crafted mustard I’ve ever had. Follow Big Ben on all the socials. Ask him for help getting fit in any way. And,…
Apr 16 • 5 min
A short talk on the dark side, and benefits of staying on the lighted path.
Apr 16 • 5 min
Fitness is an interesting word with a lot of meanings…I try to define some of them here.
Apr 16 • 10 min
Some thoughts surrounding parenting that I wrote down…and then spoke into a microphone. Hope you enjoy…and hope you realize that this is just one man’s thoughts, understanding that you may have your own way…a better way. All the best.
Amanda Grappone-Osmer - Coffee with Coach
Apr 15 • 30 min
Amanda leads a unique group of auto dealerships in the Concord area. She is a 4th generation operator of the family business that is the Grappone Automotive Group. On top of running a substantial and practical car company, she’s also helped to instill a…
Tiffany Eddy - Coffee with Coach
Apr 11 • 26 min
Tiffany Eddy is a media and communication specialist. She has many years experience as a broadcast journalist, and is now working for herself, calling NH home. On top of her PR work, she has started a brand of her own…Smart Strong Sassy! Watch the…
Stan Spirou - Coffee with Coach
Apr 9 • 36 min
This is an episode of Coffee with Coach as part of my Breathe upon Waking podcast. I was fortunate enough to sit down with Stan Spirou, who I admire a ton for his work and dedication to coaching basketball. Hope you enjoy! To see the rest, view here:…
Mike Morris - Coffee with Coach
Apr 8 • 34 min
New series within the podcast where I interview others to get help answering some coaching/leadership questions, and just connect with folks that I think are worth hollering at. Mike Morris rocks! He is the owner of Hot House NH Yoga and Pilates. Check…
073 - Lyndsey Cole and Alex Stoyle
Apr 17, 2019 • 62 min
These two are the proud owner/operators of Revelstoke Coffee in Concord, NH. Go check out what they’re up to! Lyndsey’s Event planning company: Insta:
072 - Winning
Apr 8, 2019 • 7 min
It IS whether you win or lose…and it’s how you play the game. Winning matters. Trying to win…matters.
071 - Mornings (Maria and Alice)
Mar 29, 2019 • 9 min
Your morning makes your day! This is a fictional story I wrote…to illustrate how different mornings can lead to vastly different days.
070 - Death
Mar 29, 2019 • 8 min
This was obviously a challenging topic to write and speak about. It was somewhat cathartic though to think through. I hope it helps you in some way… to deal with one of the hardest issues we face…losing a loved one to death.…
069 - Motivation
Mar 29, 2019 • 6 min
What is driving you…and who is driving?
068 - Paul Hogan
Mar 26, 2019 • 71 min
Paul Hogan is the Athletic Director and head Men’s Basketball Coach at NHTI. He is also a professor there, and he also teaches some graduate courses for Plymouth State University. He is doing many other good things, most of all having an awesome and…
067 - Tara Lenharth
Mar 24, 2019 • 52 min
Tara helps families organized trips to Disney within her position as a ‘Mouse Counselor’! And her services don’t cost you any extra. She helped me plan my trip there a couple years ago, and it was very helpful. If you’re at all considering a trip to…
066 - David Elliott
Mar 21, 2019 • 84 min
David Elliott is the author of the new book titled, Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc. This is coming off of his take on brilliant myth of the minotaur called Bull, which…ehem…received 6 starred reviews!!! What? He’s also written a number of other…
065 - Shalla Melton
Mar 19, 2019 • 121 min
I am so very impressed and inspired by this woman! She is obviously an amazing photographer…but there is so much more to her than that. Shalla is fierce, tuned in, and has a special work ethic. Hope you enjoy! Visit Shalla’s Eye Sugar Photography website…
064 - Nazzy Nazz!
Mar 10, 2019 • 55 min
Had a great conversation with a well-known voice in NH. Nazzy has been a staple in our community for some time. He’s got a really positive energy, and he’s always giving back. Nazz is a great radio DJ…and he has his own mobile DJ company. If you are…
063 - Empathy (second visit)
Mar 9, 2019 • 4 min
Are you a good model?
062 - Rene Maher
Feb 26, 2019 • 49 min
It was really refreshing talking to Rene for this episode. He is tuned in way more than I was at that age. He’s a recent college graduate, a high school basketball champion, and an articulate speaker to boot. He has a great perspective to offer here!…
061 - Life is Long
Jan 31, 2019 • 8 min
Don’t worry…there’s time for that idea. There’s enough for everyone.
060 - Life is Short
Jan 31, 2019 • 4 min
The clock is ticking. You will die. You only have a certain amount of time left to do what you want to do. Tic. Toc.
059 - God
Jan 31, 2019 • 8 min
Just some exploration on what I believe…and what I don’t. It’s an ongoing process.
058 - Choices
Jan 31, 2019 • 7 min
A trivial choice will set you out on a path…choose wisely.
057 - Pamela Hodgkins
Jan 20, 2019 • 60 min
Home decor, home renovations, and home flips. Pam is very knowledgeable about the marketplace, and everything around the house. This episode gives some good insight into how she’s thinking. Visit her Shop by Brass & Pine at 695 Islington Street in…
056 - Joshua Craggy
Jan 10, 2019 • 165 min
Josh and I go deep in this one, speaking about jungle gym injuries, community, and of course Lucky’s Barbershop.
055 - 3 Morning Routines to Create a Beast in 2019
Jan 2, 2019 • 9 min
‘Win the morning, win the day,’ as Tim Ferris says. Follow these routines to win it all! Read about this on my blog by clicking here.
054 - Perspective
Dec 13, 2018 • 9 min
Stop staying narrow…and embrace the view from others.
053 - Empathy
Dec 13, 2018 • 12 min
Are you listening…or are you waiting to talk?
052 - Work/Life Balance
Dec 13, 2018 • 7 min
There are way more options than we allow ourselves
051 - Good Guy Gary
Dec 4, 2018 • 10 min
A fictional story of a guy we all know. Do more than you think.
050 - Julie’s Jelly
Dec 3, 2018 • 11 min
A talk related to entrepreneurship and following your passions.
049 - Consistency
Oct 24, 2018 • 11 min
Subscribe to the long-term approach, and stop looking for the get fit or get rich quick schemes. Start with consistency.
048 - Anthony Oliveira
Oct 12, 2018 • 54 min
Salt water float tanks, hockey, motivation, mindset…some really good stuff from the man AO.
Oct 11, 2018 • 7 min
The reason you enjoy the sun so much…is because of the rain.
Let’s go!
Sep 30, 2018 • 11 min
It’s either that…or ‘awww shucks’. Your choice!
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 min
Give yourself more credit than that
Stop with the Master classes
May 20, 2018 • 8 min
Just start getting dirt under your nails
Morning routines
Apr 18, 2018 • 10 min
Make sure the start of your day is setting you on the right path!
Apr 17, 2018 • 10 min
A year has gone by…time to reflect
Apr 17, 2018 • 5 min
The day something got started
Apr 14, 2018 • 8 min
You still have it!
background music
Apr 5, 2018 • 5 min
Keep it in the back
Apr 2, 2018 • 5 min
3 ways to get more
Mar 29, 2018 • 4 min
Don’t let them get too strong!
Doing for others
Mar 28, 2018 • 4 min
It’s the path to happiness for yourself!
Walk the Talk
Mar 21, 2018 • 3 min
Don’t just say it…model it!
Mar 15, 2018 • 4 min
Don’t play the middle…go to where most others won’t go.
Mar 10, 2018 • 5 min
Stop waiting…and find it now!
My project
Mar 9, 2018 • 5 min
Thinking through my book writing project
Mar 1, 2018 • 4 min
Are you kidding…how lucky are we?
Don’t take my word for it
Feb 28, 2018 • 5 min
Get dirt under your nails…gather your own data
Choices and paths
Feb 23, 2018 • 4 min
A choice will send you down a particular path…choose wisely!
Don’t spill the beans!
Feb 22, 2018 • 4 min
Hopefully, you’re not just talking about what you love…you’re doing it too!
Feb 21, 2018 • 5 min
Always be closing, bringing your ideas to harvest…to fruition
I’m no different than you
Feb 20, 2018 • 5 min
Perspective, humility, empathy…all of it…all love!
Be selfish
Feb 15, 2018 • 4 min
Before you can reach…get yourself content first
Invest in you
Feb 14, 2018 • 5 min
How are you?
Thank you!
Feb 13, 2018 • 3 min
I appreciate how you’ve shaped me…good or bad.
What’s in there?
Feb 11, 2018 • 4 min
Bring it to harvest!
Impossible to crushed
Feb 9, 2018 • 5 min
You can do more than you think!
Eat a burger…be a man.
Feb 8, 2018 • 7 min
Why I’m a vegetarian.
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 min
Loving Fridays…dreading Monday’s? Make a change!
Feb 4, 2018 • 5 min
Don’t just watch…become one yourself!
Feb 2, 2018 • 2 min
Let’s feel this feeling every day of the week!
DMTYT Part 2 - Ballad #1
Jan 31, 2018 • 5 min
Some examples of me…doing more than thinking
Do more than you think
Jan 30, 2018 • 4 min
Less worrying and pondering…more action
She’s already 5?
Jan 25, 2018 • 5 min
Soak it all up, and don’t look back!
Something you’ve never done
Jan 23, 2018 • 5 min
Be radical
Football is arbitrary
Jan 22, 2018 • 5 min
What will we say when it’s all said and done?
Sandwich child behavior
Jan 21, 2018 • 4 min
Pre teach, experience, reflect
The body
Jan 14, 2018 • 4 min
How are you using your own?
Speed over Perfection
Jan 12, 2018 • 5 min
Make your choice
Jan 10, 2018 • 4 min
Action + hard work =
Production vs consumption
Jan 5, 2018 • 2 min
Which are you doing?
Be lazy
Jan 4, 2018 • 3 min
A balance to trying harder…laziness and escapism
Try harder
Jan 3, 2018 • 4 min
Simply give more effort to achieve your goals. Easier said than done.
Sprint or Marathon
Jan 2, 2018 • 5 min
How are you running your life?
Jan 1, 2018 • 4 min
Make your resolutions stick!
Moments of inspiration
Dec 20, 2017 • 2 min