Weekly Inspirations

Once a week on Sunday, I send out an email with my thoughts about wellness, wisdom, wealth + memories about my life with Belle + new adventures with my puppy Vladimir.

 

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New Meditation is HERE I can’t decide if it’s a major or minor milestone. You see, this week, when I went outside to jump rope, I left Vlad alone in the apartment uncrated. There was, perhaps, some risk involved. Previously, his only act of destruction was weeks ago and the upholstery and I hav...
I’m not saying this will completely revolutionize the interior decorating universe… (although it probably should)… But one of my greatest innovations is installing Dog Mirrors in my apartment. Belle was just so beautiful that I felt it was a terrible shame she couldn’t ever see herself. Thus, I...
There’s a terrific Rumi verse which is the antithesis of dog training. “Let yourself be silently drawnby the strange pull of what you really love.It will not lead you astray.” Great poetry but in my situation actually very bad advice. Obviously, Vlad is what/who I really love. And yet, given th...
The quote is attributed to everyone from Kafka to a JFK speechwriter (referring to the CIA) but… “Often wrong, never in doubt”  …could never be my motto. In fact, I’d personally revise it to something like  “Mostly right, but endlessly (even annoyingly) questioning.” That theme ...
Something fundamental has shifted. And not necessarily in a good way. Or, more accurately, not in a way that makes my life the least bit easier. In short, I’m afraid Puppy Rebellion has begun And while “Puppy Rebellion” may sound awfully cute, although I’ve yet to see a single episode of Euphor...
Far be it from me to critique your spirit animal. It’s just that have personally never understood what’s so amazing about a unicorn. It is, after all, just a horse with a horn. Besides the fact that not only do lots of animals have horns––for example, far less sexy rhinoceroses–– I’m not sur...
Last week, in the near-final rounds of my website revision, I sent an (I thought) innocent enough message to my tech designer. “Please eliminate all widows and orphans.” He seemed a little stunned by my murderous impulses. It’s true that English is not his first language yet I thought as a designe...
I failed to get something important done this week. I really should have created a short survey (3, maybe 5 questions) for two different projects to share with you. And yet I resisted doing it until the very last moment. Now I need to postpone it for a week. This is hardly tragic but as Rumi te...
Netflix and Hulu seem obsessed with Con Artists. Inventing Anna — the tale of a fake heiress German heiress who scammed her “friends” and banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, later to be convicted of fraud and grand larceny. The Tindr Swindler –– a man who stole millions from women he met v...