The Revolution Begins at Home

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Activism, Lifestyle, Parenting, Philanthropy | 4 Comments
The Revolution Begins at Home

In my 20 years of philanthropic endeavors, I’ve certainly been guilty of “fighting for peace”. But after many years of deliberate studies lifestyle transformations, I’ve awakened to the irony of that tactic. Why do I gravitate towards fighting? I suppose it’s in my blood. But I also know it’s mostly just because I care so […]

THE CHOICE BETWEEN APATHY & DEMOCRACY

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
THE CHOICE BETWEEN APATHY & DEMOCRACY

Elections come and go in the United States, and often, little changes. But the 2016 Presidential Election is already proving to be an entirely different animal. Something important is brewing. Due to the dramatic juxtaposition of the characters in this charade, the United States has created the world’s most discussed reality TV show. Sensationalism is […]

The Trend of Celebrity Philanthropy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
The Trend of Celebrity Philanthropy

Society has always been heavily influenced, if not guided, by celebrity. They are the trend setters and often the primary influencers of politics, economic agreements and social environments. Paris Hilton is what you’d call a celebutante: a celebrity not through talent or work, but through inherited wealth and lifestyle. Gandhi was a poor peasant that […]

TECHNOLOGY // Progress or Disconnection?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
TECHNOLOGY // Progress or Disconnection?

Is technology helping society progress? Perhaps we need to start by asking a different question. What is progress? PROGRESS // WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY : movement forward or toward a place : the process of improving or developing something over a period of time When we think about enrolling our children in school, my wife and I look at […]

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. […]

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 […]