Weekly Inspirations

Every Sunday morning, I share my thoughts about Wellness, living Rich With Purpose, and my latest adventures with my rescue puppy Vladimir.

 

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Puppy Meditation  HERE. Last week I wrote the newsletter right before Vlad’s Official Gotcha Day Party (ie, a celebration of one year since I adopted him). I posted the event in our building’s WhatsApp Puppy Chat and, since there was no possibility to RSVP. I had no idea if anyone would come. ...
New FREE Offering HERE. I admit to being a little distracted as I write this. Vlad also seems a little unnerved, specifically by the large mass of balloons that have just arrived. He’s usually fine with balloons but these are all clumped together in a large plastic bag, floating like some lumpy al...
For once, I took my own advice. You see, this past week––as my last newsletter advised and around which I themed the new meditation––on two counts I actually “Did Something Different.” Not to be boastful, but the results were…well…quietly miraculous. The first, is a domestic debt I owe to, of all ...
I had a friend once who was always wrong. Not about everything, mind you. If you asked them the capital of Peru, for example, they would probably correctly answer “Lima.” Or if you asked them the best way to get to their apartment, they’d give you the closest subway stop. They were, however, 10...
August Meditation is HERE. If procrastination is an art form, this week I confess to creating several masterpieces. Let the record show that I have put out several low-key fires and made diligent progress on projects I care about deeply. And yet the major task on my weekly To Do List remains decid...
Before things went sideways, I honestly thought that the week was off to a great start. On Monday, I had my teeth cleaned and had no cavities. (This is an ongoing personal triumph of sorts, but more about that later.) And on Thursday, Malibu’s parents, after encountering a travel snag, asked if Vl...
New Meditation is HERE. My career low point took place––of all unlikely locations––at Bloomingdales’ historic flagship store on East 59th Street in NYC. This was more than a decade ago. My Yoga In Bed book and dvd were in their publicity infancy. Someone at Bloomingdales had heard of them, howe...
New Meditation is HERE. There’s no denying it’s a complicated relationship. It’s both playful and tense. I can’t tell if fear or joy is the dominant emotion. Or whether it’s about self-defense or simply having a carefree adventure.  I’m talking, of course, about Vlad’s confusing relatio...
It’s perhaps the most classic metaphor given to illustrate the danger of insidious situations: Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and it will immediately leap out. But if youstart the water at a comfortable level and begin to gradually heat it, the frog will find the situation tolerable, even a ple...