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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It may be a cliche, but as January winds down, I can’t help but wonder how many of us have already abandoned the resolutions we made––with all the best intentions––barely a month ago. Gyms that are packed on January 2nd by mid-February often look like ghost towns. Indeed, according to a recent NPR su...
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that it’s not always a walk through a lush meadow. You see, although I’ve been extolling the virtues of Expansion this month––the theme of January’s meditation HERE––ever-increasing positive growth brings plenty of challenges. Years ago, a friend who’s become a major...
It’s not just that I find it nearly impossible… It’s also that I’m not sure I entirely agree with the principle. (Some things really are about us, after all). Specifically, I’m referring to the second of Don Miguel Ruiz’ Four Agreements: “Never Take Anything Personally.” (sigh) Liste...
My social life has enjoyed a dramatic upswing. To be honest, I can take hardly any credit for this. Indeed, it is almost entirely due to Vlad’s popularity. Prior to his arrival, beyond my next door neighbors, I had at best a nodding acquaintance with my fellow residents. Given that Vlad is basi...
Even though it might tarnish my “victory,” I’ve decided to come clean. On Christmas Day, I played the spiritual board game Transformation with 2 friends. Even though no fetch was involved and he really couldn’t participate directly, Vlad was generally supportive of our 3-hour activity. More import...
Last Sunday, Vlad and I accidentally got caught up in a mob. (One brimming with teeth and claws.) Innocently enough, we were headed out for our early afternoon walk to the wine store when we spied a roving pack of dogs at the intersection. Vlad immediately recognized our friend Miku the Weimerehne...
It’s always important to consider the source of your advice. The wisdom I’ll soon reveal came from a college friend and, when it comes to business savvy, I believe this story demonstrates his credibility. During an intense round of interviews for a prestigious post-college position, the interviewer a...
I’ve witnessed this scene countless times (and I’m sure you have, too). In fact, I feel I watched it at least twice this week in Netflix binges I’ve already forgotten. Our hero needs some vital information. She/He sits before a stony bureaucrat who has the necessary intel, pleading their case. ...
It may be both the most sincere and also the most ruthless thing I do. Each year, I invite my nearest and dearest over to decorate our Christmas tree. It is a delightful gathering where I serve only gingerbread. At the same time, it’s also an incredible time saver. It’s perhaps a no...