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Dani Stone

Dani Stone

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Dani Stone is a busy mother of two who is constantly looking for ways to introduce healthy food in to her family’s diet. With a daughter who will only allow raisins and bananas in her fruit pyramid and a son who’s constantly trying to sneak Pop-Tarts in to the grocery cart, she’s got her work cut out for her. Her best trick yet - mulching up baby spinach leaves and adding to every recipe from pasta sauce to scrambled eggs.

Dani is a freelance writer and published author who readily admits her best ideas come when she’s away from her desk, walking down a sunlit path, or jogging on the treadmill. If you’re beside her at the gym, she’s the one humming a Bon Jovi song one minute and Bruno Mars the next.

Dani wishes yoga was a competitive sport because she’s not coordinated enough for gymnastics but her warrior pose is pretty fierce. She believes the long slow stretches of yoga are beneficial to the mind, body, and keeping her nagging back pain at bay.

Dani was an English major at Newman University before switching gears and graduating with a bachelor's of science in business administration.

Fun Facts About Dani

I Never Leave Home Without Carmex

Where I'd Rather Be With my husband, Dougie, in Las Vegas

My Bragging Rights My latest e-book: Next Left: A NoveletteNext Left

Personal Fun Fact I can say all 50 states in alphabetical order

Refrigerator Staple Blueberries

My Favorite Healthy Food Avocados

My Guiltiest Pleasure Red velvet cheesecake

Favorite Gym Activity Elliptical

Movie Seen Too Many Times to Count 16 Candles

The Book I'd Read Again Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

First Paid Gig Souvenir girl for the local minor league baseball team

Accomplishment Most Proud of Founding an organization for my daughter’s brain disorder, VOGM Parents Alliance


Recent Posts

Andrea Green Lost 136 Pounds – “You are Not a Dog. Do Not Reward Yourself with Food.”

31 August 2014, 1:00 pm

“The kids used to say ‘Look out, Pudge is having a big mac attack, get out of her way.” Andrea Green can still recall the cruel taunts from her childhood. Considered almost morbidly obese from a young age. Andrea grew to be an adult who lived in her body, but didn’t live for it. Then, [...]


Breaking Down the Barre Craze: Which Ballet-Inspired Workout is On Pointe for You?

27 August 2014, 12:00 pm

Ballet dancers have flexible bodies conditioned from hours of training. Their specialized workouts create long and lean frames — think Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Their shapely legs, abs, thighs and buttocks come through hybrid weight training, Pilates and cardio workouts with some straight-up ballet pole (barre) stretching. Their moves are spreading like wildfire, and [...]


Susan Hanks Lost 118 Pounds with the Help of a Caring Personal Trainer and Flat-Out Determination!

24 August 2014, 2:05 pm

Susan Hanks is the reason this True Weight Loss segment makes my heart happy. At one point, her weight exceeded 500 pounds. Instead of turning to fad diets or pills, she just dug deep and swapped bad habits for good ones. She admits it’s been a mental struggle, and she couldn’t have done it without [...]


Deb Arneson-Suarez Lost Almost 100 Pounds When She Said, “No More Excuses.”

17 August 2014, 1:00 pm

Almost two years ago, Deb Arneson-Suarez saw a new Planet Fitness gym in her neighborhood. She took this literal sign as a figurative sign that it was time! Time to get healthy and lose the weight that had been with her for as long as she could remember. Now, down almost 100 pounds, she credits [...]


What to Feed the Reluctant Breakfast Eater and 9 Quick Options to Mix and Match

13 August 2014, 1:00 pm

The school year is fast-approaching for my little family, and may already be in session for yours. With this change of seasons comes the hustle of the morning routine. Ugh. Two different kids off to two different schools and a teenager who hates eating breakfast, unless its served after 11:00 a.m. I know I can’t [...]


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