Entries by John Drumm

To My Friend, January

Hello, January, my old friend! It’s been a while since we’ve sat down for a little heart to heart chat. It appears that you’ve dropped in on me in your usual manner. Oh, please don’t choose to be offended. I love when you show up at my doorstep. But, it’s only once a year that […]


It is a myth that one uses more facial muscles when smiling as compared to frowning. On average, about the same number of muscles are engaged in either act. If you smile more often, these ten to twelve muscles can become stronger. Who doesn’t want a stronger face? But, those who struggle with depression or […]

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Having been immersed in the fitness realm for over twenty years, I have come to a greater understanding of the many challenges which people face. I have a better appreciation for those who continue to try to progress in spite of obstacles which could be paralyzing. Speaking directly to that word, one can be mentally […]

The Real “Humpty Dumpty”

Recently, I was asked to speak at church as part of a group presenting a Mental Health Awareness program. There is much that I have to say on this broad topic, but for now here are a few thoughts in my creative style. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. […]


I offer you the following food for thought regarding your dreams:   “Dreams are born in your heart and in your mind, and only there can they ever die!”–Art Berg   “Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.”–Katrina Mayer   “The only person you are destined to become is the […]