A Year of Intention, Awe & Love

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Lifestyle | 4 Comments
A Year of Intention, Awe & Love

We’re all aware of the the implications of the ensuing increase of responsibilities the new year brings. Our global social agreement is that the beginning of the year is the time of assessment and recalibration. It’s the time for improving, everything. At the end of every year, I meditate on what I want to experience […]

Love for Resilience

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Brand Alchemy, Lifestyle, Parenting | 2 Comments
Love for Resilience

Life happens. Difficulties sneak in through the blind spots. Relationships are strained by difficult circumstances. Division creeps in and deteriorates relationships, energy and emotions. With each trial, the door into fear is opened, enticing us to focus on negative possibilities. It can be paralyzing. Once the door is open, we have a choice. We can […]

When Alternatives Become the New Norm

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments
When Alternatives Become the New Norm

Since the beginning of the 1760s Industrial Revolution in the United States, society has been moving exponentially deeper into mass consumption. We have the means to create excess easily and cheaply. And just as importantly, we have the ability to influence and brainwash society into believing that excess will bring us happiness and fulfillment. The […]

We Will Teach Them To Love

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Lifestyle, Parenting, Philanthropy | One Comment
We Will Teach Them To Love

I love to learn. As an entrepreneur, consultant and activist, I research and study relentlessly. I truly find great joy in the process. I’m a lifelong world traveler and explorer, constantly studying culture, humanity, science and spirituality. It’s not just my work. It’s not part of a graduate program. It’s a lifestyle I’ve chosen deliberately. […]

Formless: Gratitude for Wayne Dyer

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments
Formless: Gratitude for Wayne Dyer

As a young child, I remember seeing a copy of “Your Erroneous Zones” on the coffee table in our living room. I remember wondering what that big word meant and who that crazy looking guy was on the cover. I’ve heard Wayne Dyer’s name spoken amongst my friends and family for most of my life. […]

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, […]

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 […]