In my playbook, every day is Thanksgiving and I bet a lot of you reading this feel the same way. As we remain grateful this holiday, let’s take a moment to consider how fleeting life really is. . .memento mori. A Life That Matters (A Non Religious Funeral Reading) Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, days. All the things you collected, […]
To “see-saw” To change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again. My mind is twisted in a knot this morning, it is see-sawing back and forth between wanting to rewind my mind, my attitude and my approach to life back to a time when the day brought something new, inspiring and very fresh to . . . the comfort of this moment now, the familiarity and “security” of knowing how […]
All relationships take effort and work. Here are our top seven tips on how to stay happy together for the long run. If you want to find out where we’re headed in 2016, check out the longer video here.
The interesting thing about blogging, vlogging or creating anything for the world to see on the internet, is that the moment we publish to the public we become vulnerable. The public in turn can detect fabricated, insincere and bogus information from a thousand miles away. This is why advertising and marketing doesn’t work. Nobody wants anything sold to them. Especially bull shit. Authentic Self Expression As we set out to build and create we should consider and […]
Not forgiving someone is one of the largest obstacles you can place in the way of being fully present in the moment right now. It is impossible to be mindful if we are holding a grudge. The pain holds us in the past. Thought for the day – Help me live with myself well, free from resentment, so that I can live with others well. Enter the forgiving flow here.
I’m not sure you find your purpose, I think you live your purpose. If my purpose is to become the best version of me, then what would the best version of me do today? The unbeatable version of me? The most self-respecting version? The most loving version of me? What action can I take today to be that person right now? Criticize less and compliment more. Let others do things their own way. Talk only when necessary. […]
“We don’t see things the way they are, we see things the way we are.” Anais Nin For those of you who have been following me, you already know that I am determined to improve myself daily with the goal of going to bed a little smarter and stronger every day. I have a firm belief that it is my duty to give the best version of me to the world each day. Better Together […]
Meditation is not just all breathing and quieting the mind. There are many types of meditation techniques including my absolute favorite, Smile Meditation. So, in honor of #worldsmileday I share with you a simple way to lighten up and spark joy. To begin the inner-smile meditation, sit comfortably on a pillow or chair with your palms on your knees. Straighten your spine, lifting it up from the top of your head. Then relax the muscles […]
Thich Nhat Hanh writes, “When you say something like I love you. . .with your whole being, not just your mouth or your intellect, it can transform the world.” Because we are interconnected, when we awaken love in ourselves and express it, our love changes the world around us. The hearts of those we touch are opened, and they in turn touch the hearts of others. Love is the basic nature, the goodness of all […]
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” Rainer Maria Rilke. Read: Letters to a Young Poet Inspired by Tara Brach’s Dharma Retreat Talk “Letting Go of Judgement” 9/05/2015 “Letting go of “adversive” judgement does not mean letting go of wise discrimination,” Tara Brach.