Your Daily Ritual

[optinform] My focus for this month is to help as many of this blog’s readers get things accomplished in 2015. We’ve talked about discipline and setting goals already. In this post we’re going to focus on how to stay focused day-to-day. As I studied other productive people trying to figure out how to live more intentionally, I’ve found many tips … Read More

Pain, Passion, & Power

[optinform] Pain comes in many different forms as we experience life, but one aspect of pain that is rarely explored today is its ability to motivate. I have always been interested in rags to riches stories and as a result of this interest have read my fair share of books on the topic. One common theme throughout is the experience … Read More

The Comparison Trap

[optinform]   Dead End Comparisons From time to time, in our attempts to assess our place in life, we all have looked around at others. After you’ve parted ways with friends we all like to check up on folks to see how they are doing. Deep inside, in that moment, there is a temptation to make comparisons. Facebook, Pinterest and … Read More

Identity: Thoughts, Words, & Actions

[optinform] Nothing defines our lives more than how we define our identity. The word identity may confuse some people. Let me elaborate — I’m not talking about your name, picture or social security number. Simply stated your identity can be explained as how you would describe yourself in one sentence. Take a minute and describe yourself. Now take another minute … Read More

Anxiety & Depression

[optinform]   What does today mean? We’ve all heard of anxiety and depression and many of us have suffered from the effects of these conditions. I want to address what I’ve seen in my practice concerning a few keys that lead here. As a physician I’ve learned of the chemical imbalances that are observed in these conditions and I’ve been … Read More

The “Advantages” of Isolation.

photo credit: nycpix After seeing so many things in the news about individuals shooting crowds or killing their co workers, I’ve been led to wonder what it is that makes individuals get to the point where they think killing is the only way out? If you research many of these individuals you will see a few common trends, but I … Read More

Failure Doesn’t Stop You, You Stop You.

[optinform] I love this photo! I was so inspired by the empty street and the amazing sunset. I was vacationing in Miami at the time and just loved how the houses set off of the water. This picture can exemplify life. What’s ahead is always the most important, but what’s behind can inspire as well.  During my workout this morning … Read More

The Happiness Recipe

    Decisions, Decisions … If we could all go back to our childhood days… What was fun? What did we look forward to? What excited us? I’m going to give a complete answer with one word. EVERYTHING! I love children for a number of reasons, but mostly because they don’t see a reason not to be happy. Happiness is … Read More