Death, the Great Impetus

Once you understand that life is finite, it gives you tremendous clarity on who and what is important in your life, which then allows you to know precisely where to direct your focus. Death can provide tremendous clarity on life and is, ultimately, the greatest impetus for leading a focused life.  Death brings everything into…

The Rat in the House

I have the honor to work with an athlete who is one of the best in the world in his category of the sport he competes in.  In a recent conversation with him, he asked me if an unresolved issue he had was affecting his performance on the field.  I answered, without hesitation, “Yes. Absolutely.”…

Don’t “Just be”

So much of today’s mindfulness and yoga teachings teach about simply being and not striving. “Just be” is the proclamation. And striving is often looked at as a negative thing.  When you just be you remain where you are. And essentially don’t make progress.  Striving is good. Striving is needed on the path of growth.…

The Power of Thought

Everything begins in the mental plane first before it manifests in the physical plane.  You think to yourself first, “I would like some ice cream,” then you get up and get yourself some ice cream. But it began in your mind with a thought. Each thought has a picture, sound, and color associated with it.…