“When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known. It isn’t whether or not we have two Mercedes or whether or not we spent more time at the office. For most people, it’s about relationships. It’s about answering two questions: ‘Am...

10 Days in Ireland

Sarika and I are about to leave for Ireland in a couple of days! Ahh, the feel of a trip to Europe. The freedom to experience the joy of history, nature and travel. This will be my third time to Ireland; and, Sarika’s first trip. There is still so much to see and...

A Credit Score for Your Entire Life?

Reputation management or a "social credit system" would be a way to measure trustworthiness and promote the Chinese governments vision of an "ideal" society. Accelerating the construction of a social credit system is an important basis for...

To Endure

There are paths when each step is not getting easier. There are times when we will not seem like progress. Two steps forward. 1 step back. This is and will always be the only path. How do any of us endure? For me, it's a kind act or the words of those that came...

What gets in the way of creating?

At the end of the day, there is always something: something that stands between us and creating; something the stands in the way of finding that fire within that drives us. Responsibilities, job, family, health, weather, Facebook.... My process for creation has ebbed...

Washing Dishes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvr_nKnPmD0   For some reason — inexplicable to me — I have felt called to wash dishes. Perhaps, it is the routine. Perhaps, it is the simplicity. But, for some reason, after years of having disdain for washing dishes — I have...

2400 Items in 4 Hours: Letting Go of the Old

With KindSprings.org's 21 day simple living challenge coming to a close…I had an itch. An itch to go home -- to my parents place -- and donate, declutter and free myself of all my old things. I started with my closet. I had clothes from when I was 20 pounds heavier –...

How to suffer?

Sometimes moments are tough. Sometimes you don't know how to do, what you have to do. There is no way around it...only through it. Arduous struggle. Whether it is the woman I used to see on the side of Whole Foods in Chelsea wrapped in garbage bags, during the...

My New Motto: Progress, Everyday

My New Moto: Progress, Everyday I stole this from the folks at iDonethis. I have know about these folks for ages, but have only recently started to use their simple and elegant service. Here is what happens: Everyday, whenever I choose, they send me an email and ask:...

How to pitch an idea to anyone?

How to pitch something to anyone? 1. Understand your why: Why you do what you do is more important than anything you will do. It is the intention behind something that people can read in your voice. 2. Understand their Needs: There are six human needs (as summed up by...

Today, I awoke a King

I woke up sluggish. My shoulders were hunched over. I felt like vomiting. My mind was moving at the pace of a slug. I took a slow shower ...the one where you stand under the water for an extended period of time, knowing that any longer and your skin will become all...

The Power and Importance of Focus

Today, I had a huge to do list and was slowly chipping away at my many tasks. At around 3:35PM today, I began to feel tired and reflected: I had not got anything important done today. I had tried to get a bunch of tiny things done today, but if I am honest — none of...

Where are you putting your attention?

They themselves are makers of themselves" by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance...