Thanksgiving may be in the wind but that doesn’t mean our gratitude should be too. Each new day gives us something to be grateful for. Gratitude shouldn’t be a passing ship or a notion of a specific day. Gratitude should be a constant. The fuel to rise, to do, and to be. I came across something the other day that read...
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
I’ve made mention before that as a child I always had something to say. I loved asking questions and constantly remained curious about what was happening around me. Often times about things that were none of my business or outside of my comprehension levels, yet I still had this burning desire to know and learn about it. We’ve all heard the saying “curiosity killed the cat”. Well I was often times the cat. Somewhere, somehow along the way we’ve increasingly allowed the idea t
I had the opportunity to escape the city yesterday and take in the beauty that is Mother Nature on an incredible hike. In a city like New York where the hustle is endless and everyone is infinitely on the go, that’s not always an easy thing to do. But thanks to a couple friends and a small plan, we made it happen. While away I had the great opportunity to simply be and it was pure magic. Often times I think we forget, because the world around us is so busy, that rest and/or d
I am a firm believer in the fundamental truth that no matter where you are in life you should never stop learning. Because once you stop learning you stop growing and well, then you might as well be non-existent. We live in a world where things are ever changing. Technology has surpassed so many of our initial capacities that now almost nothing seems impossible by way of development and implementation. I had the opportunity to attend a brilliant summit this weekend that provi
If there is one thing I have learned this past week it is that life is too short. If you want to succeed at living the best possible life that you can it is imperative to go after what you want, when you want it, without hesitation. You know all those dreams, desires, wishes and wants that you’re waiting to fulfill when the time is right? Well I am here to tell you that the time is NOW. We all have a list of things whether it’s the dream job, dream neighborhood to live in, id
I’m currently reading an excellent book that provides an abundance of practical applications for life. Although many of the ideas feel or seem like no- brainers, somehow while reading through them it’s almost as if I am learning for the first time and that is what I hope to discuss this week. The idea and need for continuous learning and growth. I’ve recently found myself having several conversations around the idea of winning vs. losing. As you already know I am a runner and
There’s a saying that goes: Trust the timing of your life. It is something I heard a long time ago that has seemingly stuck with me, for good reason, because as we all know things don’t always go according to plan. No matter how much we outline and set our goals there are always those things we wish would happen that don’t. The things we think we deserve or want that we don’t get, the satisfaction of having it all. But how does keeping this idea or concept in mind really make
This weekend one of my dearest high school friends was in town visiting and although we hadn’t seen each other in about 6 months or so, with only a few quick phone calls here and there or text correspondences in between, it was as if we hadn’t skipped a beat. You know that feeling of picking up right where you left off no matter the time or distance. One of effortless communication where there are no rules and expectations. It’s not about who calls who the most or touches bas
Distractions are everywhere. In this day and age it’s almost impossible not to be inundated with the internet, social media, text messages, streaming music, phone calls, videos, etc… Most of us who are under the age of 50 are driven by technology and the vast presence it now has within our lives makes it nearly impossible to operate otherwise. The advancement of the smart phone in the past 10 years has drastically shifted our mindset and way of life in so many ways. We’ve all
I’ve done a lot of talking about the act of doing in the last few weeks… setting Goals, making them S.M.A.R.T., stretching beyond your normal limits, designing accountability, etc… As important as those elements are toward becoming the best version of yourself the state which you are living is just as important. I like to think of this as your energy. Similar to the energy that it takes for electricity to power things up, cars to run, we as people carry around and are fueled