Smoke To Relax? I Have Some News For You.

Smoke To Relax? I Have Some News For You.

When I was 25 years old, I was a two pack a day smoker, and had been, for better than a decade.  Among other reasons, I would smoke to relax. Each time I thought about quitting, I was reminded of how wonderful and relaxed I felt lighting up… especially after a big meal, or while […]

Some Kids Never Grow Up

Some Kids Never Grow Up

One thing I love about summer is our family vacation. For me… it doesn’t get any better than this. I’m not sure how many summers we’ll continue this tradition, but for now, our six kids, their families, as well as a boyfriend or two, fill up a large Florida vacation home for a week of […]

Wouldn't You Just Love… To Get Lost In The Moment?

Wouldn’t You Just Love… To Get Lost In The Moment?

Consider the following: • Children at play • A teenager… or the young at heart, jamming at a rock concert • A fan at a sporting event • A couple holding hands, walking down the beach, enjoying a full moon • Mother Teresa helping the poor and destitute • An athlete running a marathon • […]

You Want to Be Happy? You Better Believe It!

You Want to Be Happy? You Better Believe It!

I spend a good amount of time pondering human nature and how we think… what motivates us… what makes us tick? One thing is for sure… we all share a common desire to be happy. Although most of us have a pretty good idea of what turns us on, very few have really figured out […]

Pessimism Has an Antidote… Take Your Medicine

Pessimism Has an Antidote… Take Your Medicine

I lost my dad to cancer when I was a young boy. Consequently, during those early years, I wasted much of my time brooding and feeling sorry for myself… as if that were going to make life easier. What a joke. On the contrary… it just made everything worse. For the next five years or […]

Answer One Question and I’ll Show You How to Quit Smoking

Answer One Question and I’ll Show You How to Quit Smoking

Can you tell me, in one sentence, precisely why you want to quit smoking? Let’s chisel it down even further; can you tell me your #1 reason why you want to quit smoking? Take some time to think about this. As a matter of fact, think about it as if your life depends on it… […]

All About Feeling Great...Routinely

All About Feeling Great…Routinely

Here’s my last word on the subject. For the past 25 years I have practiced what I preach, and I honestly feel 20 years younger in every aspect of my life. I’m in better shape now, by far, than I have ever been. I wake up each morning motivated, full of energy, ready to take on the day. At the end of my work day I go to the gym, and I think nothing of it, because it’s just another part of my daily routine. Regardless of how I feel when I walk in…one hour later, I leave energetic and mellow…which by the way, is a wonderful combination…and boy does it pay off dividends all evening long.