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Do hard things on purpose

Too many people make the mistake of trying to make life as easy and comfortable as possible. This is pervasive in our day and age. Everything has become so easy and automated. But seeking out ease and comfort at the expense of challenge is a monumental mistake. That is, if your goal is to be Read More…

The actual truth about your situation

Are we truly free to direct our own thoughts? And how does our thinking affect our situation?   I battled with these questions a LOT in 2012 when my body was fighting an intense battle with intestinal disease. I had very publicly declared my belief prior to getting sick, that “this is a Truly Amazing Read More…

The tragedy of good enough

6 years ago today I was curled up in the fetal position in my bed in physical agony, enduring the early stages of the systematic destruction of my large intestine by my own immune system There was nothing pleasant about my circumstances that day… …And as it turned out, that was mild compared to what Read More…

How to experience joy in adversity

I just wrote this to a woman I’m coaching and thought you might benefit from hearing it too. She’s been dealing with severe chronic pain for over 10 years and all indications are that she’ll deal with it the rest of her life. Yet she is committed to somehow living a truly amazing life despite Read More…

Does any of this stuff even matter?

It’s been a while. I hope you’re well! I’ve fallen out of the habit of writing and blogging lately. Most of my energy has been focused on developing a mobile app that I hope will start serving you and others in a big way at some point soon. My partner Joel and I realized this Read More…

Are you the ocean? Or the wave?

Seriously, are you the ocean or the wave right now? And do you have a choice? Me? I am the ocean. I just remembered that yesterday. It helped a ton! There’s a statement in the Bhagavad Gita that I sometimes repeat to myself while meditating (thanks to my friend Dan for sharing it with me Read More…

Why the sadness?

I hope not to weigh you down, but maybe offer some hope, to anyone who needs it in the face of sadness. Here’s what got me sad this weekend: – My dear friend emailed his annual update on battling Lyme disease yesterday. He’s in constant pain. 5 years ago when I was in the hospital Read More…

The Moon app is getting closer

Hey [First Name], Here’s a video update on The Moon – the mobile app I’m creating for you that I’ve been talking about the past few months. Click here to see the video update In case you missed the earlier messages I sent about it, I’m creating an app which will allow you to get Read More…

One thing that is way more important than goals and resolutions

I thought about sending you a nice motivating email about starting fresh this year with new goals and resolutions. But there’s something on my heart that I think is more important, and more valuable than that. It’s perhaps the thing that brings the most peace to the heart and is core to living a Truly Read More…

My Christmas gift for you

I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of gratitude lately as I’ve been recording the audio for my upcoming book Appreciate Everything. And I have been feeling a lot of overwhelming joy as I write the things I’m grateful for each day. As I wondered what I could do to serve you in some Read More…