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Climbing Blind: An Unbelievable Trek Up Everest

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Though I lost the use of my eyes long ago, on that day I saw a glorious vision.

JEFF: Spiritually, emotionally and professionally, it was the most powerful experience I ever endured, and the view from the top took my breath away. Erik's depiction made us all perceive that mountaintop experience much differently. Who would have thought that a blind man would be the one to truly help me see?

********** Motivational Weight Management Tip **********

My experience of working with the Biggest Loser contestants and Symtrimics has inspired me to leave motivational diet, health, and wellness tips at the end of all of my blogs. These tools will be driven from the actual advice shared in my weekly motivational Transformation Talks. This week’s tip: You will only go as far as you think you can. If you think you can only lose five pounds; you’ll only lose five pounds. If you think you can only run one mile; you will only run one mile. Why not aim for the top of the mountain?


Nikki Stone won Olympic gold after she overcame a near career-ending spinal injury to win America’s first gold medal in the sport of Aerial Skiing. She was honored with the task of helping train the current Olympians on overcoming distractions, dealing with pressures, and harnessing confidence going into the Vancouver Olympics. And most recently, she was asked to be the motivational expert for a new Biggest Loser regional program.

Stone now works as a motivational speaker and recently authored the much-talked-about inspirational book When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out (with contributors Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Tommy Hilfiger, and more). For more information, please visit www.WhenTurtlesFly.com and www.NikkiStone.com.

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