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Dani Stone

Dani Stone

Staff Writer

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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

Kim Heinz Lost 60 Pounds – “I just got tired of feeling bad about myself.”

19 October 2014, 1:00 pm

Standing only 5 feet tall, Kim Heinz had always been thin and petite so when she stepped on the scale and saw the number 200 looming in her not-so-distant future, she knew that she and her husband needed to get their acts together. Now, Kim is 60 pounds lighter, her tall hubby is 90 pounds [...]


Nike+ Running is the App that Loves You Back: Why the Cheers from the Sidelines, and Facebook, Actually Matter

10 October 2014, 1:00 pm

Talk to anyone who’s ever run a marathon, a 5K, or any of the other Ks and they will tell you the best motivation is the crowd on the sidelines. The applause, and shouts of “come on, you can do it” are sometimes all the push they need to hoof it another mile. Now, thanks [...]


Ginnie Wade Lost 55 Pounds When She Stopped Looking for the Quick Fix

5 October 2014, 1:00 pm

After years of looking for the weight loss “quick fix,” Ginnie Wade realized there was no shortcut, just hard work. Instead of joining an expensive gym or eating pricey organic food, her journey to a healthier life started with a ten dollar DVD. Now, 55 pounds lighter, Ginnie says she’s learned a lot and “really [...]


Kristy Brock Lost 93 Pounds after She was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and Started Running

28 September 2014, 1:00 pm

Kristy Brock remembers the day she saw the scale hit 300 pounds. “I felt like I had hit bottom,” she admitted. “I had no where to look but up, and I came to a place where I realized I had to surrender. I let go of the food issues. I wanted to be an example [...]


Your Bad Personal Trainer is Ruining Your Fitness Goals and What You Should Do About it

25 September 2014, 12:00 pm

Personal trainers are supposed to be the cheerleaders of the gym. Their role is to guide us through our weight loss journey by challenging us to work harder, demonstrating proper technique, answering questions, and giving the all-important pep talk. Unfortunately, they can also be overzealous, insensitive, inappropriate, and downright rude. If you have a bad [...]


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