I was recently the keynote speaker for the HERO Coalition out of Waconia, MN speaking to parents and youth about addiction prevention. It’s not as easy as “Just Say No” but youth and parents were ready to face whatever is necessary to stay away from the dark path of addiction.
Popeye was my favorite cartoon growing up. I will never forget the internal strength I would feel when he would exclaim, “I’ve had all I can stands. I can’t stands no more” and with that he would pop open a can of spinach and by gulping it down he gained an enormous amount of supernatural energy. I wanted to be like Popeye. I wanted supernatural strength.