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Your Smile is Your Super Power

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This morning I imagined what the 80 year old version of myself would tell me, if I asked her, “What do I do now?” “What should I focus on?” What wisdom would she have, nearing the end of her life? What would she have focused on today? She’d tell me to bike more, write more, film everything. Tell everyone I love how much I love them. Hug more, kiss more. Squeeze them tight. Use my creativity […]

Zero Calorie Foods, If/Then Snacking, Saying Grace and 3 Fab NYC Kitchen Supply Stores

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  Have you ever noticed how extremely grateful dogs seem to be when you throw them a bone or dish up their chow? Like they are eating for the very first time. Saying Grace Taking a moment of gratitude before each meal is a mindful and thoughtful approach to eating and enjoying time together. I’ve noticed a few times that this can make guests at the table a little uncomfortable. Perhaps they don’t want to say grace to […]

Living Your Real Purpose, A To Do List

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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. […]

Home Made Love with the Best New Cooking Tools Ever

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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 […]

Detox Lemonade & a Healthy Salad

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Lunch yesterday near the office in Soho, NYC. I am obsessed with this spicy detox lemonade at Chop’t. Going to try to whip this up over the weekend and found a few recipes on line. The ingredients seem simple enough – the juice from whole lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Some add sea salt to boost the “flush”.    I know this master cleanse has been around for quite some time and Beyonce brought […]

Happy in Your Head

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever received. . . . See it as it is, never bigger than it is. Don’t over dramatize. It rarely makes anything better and usually much, much worse. It’s similar to what the Buddha man said about the second arrow. The Buddha once asked a student, “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?” The student replied, “It is.” The Buddha then asked, “If […]

Too Small to Fail

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“Be the person with embarrassing goals and impressive results instead of one of the many people with impressive goals and embarrassing results.” Today’s thoughts inspired by a seriously smart book:  Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results I travel to Manhattan for work each day (some people call it commuting). I intentionally take my travel to New York City each day and I view it as a big adventure. The big apple, right here in my own […]

A Super Simple Way to Prepare Farm Fresh Vegetables

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You know that wonderful feeling that bubbles up when you go to a fresh farm stand on the side of the road and you load up on your favorite vegetables? Still covered with dirt, very much “in season” and obviously locally grown.  Juicy, ripe healthy tomatoes, corn, spinach, broccoli, beets, carrots, onions, cilantro, radishes, peppers, squash, etc., stacked chin-high in old wooden crate bins. You haven’t even started cooking and your soul feels nourished. The […]

3 Questions for a Modern Day Shaman

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While I appreciate and follow the rational wisdom of stoics like Seneca and Aurelius, I have also been fascinated with the role of the Shaman, the healer, the medicine woman (and man) in tribes throughout the world. While throughout history these people have taken on the responsibility for the well-being and emotional balance of their villages, I ask myself, what is the role of a healer in today’s society and do we not all have the […]

Your Dream Job Come True

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Are you like me with a tendency to make life’s problems even harder and more difficult then they need to be? If so, then I challenge you to try a new attitude today.  A new mindset if you will. As you begin working today ask yourself – How can I make the next task on my list a bit easier. Maybe even fun. It is a simple idea, that can make your day much more […]