Naïve, Irrational Zealot

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle | 4 Comments
Naïve, Irrational Zealot

By the age of eight, I was well on my way to becoming an activist. It was 1985 and “We Are The World” was flooding the MTV airwaves that I was so enthralled with at the time. My heroes were all in the lineup, and they were determined to end the famine in Ethiopia. Even […]

Vulnerable and Interconnected

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
Vulnerable and Interconnected

I have always been intrigued, and often mesmerized by the profundity of the eye, not only in humans, but in animals as well. The concept of the eyes being a window into the soul may be cliché, but that does not diminish its validity. In every moment that I allowed myself, or even forced myself, […]

These Divine, Limitless Souls Are Not Our Own

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Parenting, Uncategorized | 8 Comments
These Divine, Limitless Souls Are Not Our Own

If one is merely attempting to make another person follow their orders, it makes sense to keep that person under their control and to foster a controllable environment. If the environment or individual cannot easily be controlled, it is more of a fight to get them to obey and react accordingly. So you tighten the […]

My Wellbeing is a Humanitarian Act

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
My Wellbeing is a Humanitarian Act

Until recently, my life has been focused so acutely on humanitarian efforts that, at times, I lost a bit of my own humanity along the way. Even as a child, I was strongly compelled to stand up for the oppressed. I’ve always followed my heart, which told me to serve others to the best of […]

Example is the Greatest Teacher

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Lifestyle, Parenting, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
Example is the Greatest Teacher

We have very few rules in our family. We call it our “way”, like Bushido is to the Samurai. It’s a practice based on our ethos, rather than a set of rules to adhere to. Rules serve no purpose on the path to enlightenment or self actualization. My wife and I are deliberate in all […]

The Space of Possibility

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Lifestyle | One Comment
The Space of Possibility

We like to plan things. We analyze and strategize until it’s safe enough, comfortable enough, responsible enough and socially acceptable. Finally, we have the perfect plan. Then we run it by friends and gauge their reaction. If all goes well, we execute. As a brand developer and activist, I’m constantly analyzing and searching for root […]

The Dance of Now & What Could Be

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Lifestyle | One Comment
The Dance of Now & What Could Be

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, and there is a tendency to believe that the desire to experience the other side is irrational and even irresponsible. You should just be content where you are. Don’t rock the boat. I’ve never had a desire for contentment. I have grown to love […]

And So We Leap

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Lifestyle, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
And So We Leap

We all know what it’s like to dream that life could be better. Some spend their lives dreaming, and never actualizing them. Others take big swings from time to time. Some are tormented by their lacks of courage to follow their dreams. And others are expert dream actualizers, always off to a manifesting the extraordinary. […]

No Tree Is So Foolish

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
No Tree Is So Foolish

                              This is the essence of ubuntu. We are all connected, part of the same source energy. We must embrace this reality in order to find peace. Violence begets violence. Peace begets peace. The only person you can control is yourself. […]

The Year of Your Perspective Bank

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle | 2 Comments
The Year of Your Perspective Bank

  At our core, I believe each of us operates according to our perspective. Our beliefs, judgments, actions, inactions, fears, loves, desires and infatuations are founded in our perspective. Each of us has an perspective bank full of experiences that happened to us or that we specifically sought out. We don’t choose the environment we […]