7 Essential Pillars of Self-Reliance

The video below is a presentation of what I’m calling the pillars of Self-Reliance. This video is posted on the 1 year anniversary of the book’s publishing. Transcript I’m not going to tell you how to do anything today, nothing as practical as that. Maybe I’m going to focus a Continue reading

Gratitude as a Mindfulness Practice

So, there’s little we can actually control. Here’s the very short list: How we show up How we respond And yet, we spend most of our time obsessing about what happened or what might happen. You know, in a constant state of fear, worry and stress. (Probably not you, but Continue reading

Breathing as a Mindfulness Practice

Breathing is perhaps the most mindless act we take and yet if we stopped doing it we would die. It’s something that people do somewhere between 15,000-30,000 times every day. Intentional focus on the breath is one of the simplest mindfulness practices you can do and you can do it Continue reading

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The Power of Managing Your Mindset Through Meditation

At around midnight on Saturday, the cycle of life marked another milestone with the birth of my newest grandchild. It’s so easy right now, and no one could blame us, to focus on the constant news cycle chewing on our thoughts, but life going on in an infinite and beautiful Continue reading

On Losing Control

I wrote the pages in The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur over a year ago and they are ringing so hauntingly relevant right now I thought I would share today’s entry in full. Thoughts? March 22 ON LETTING GO I was but too conscious of a vagrant fiber in myself, which too often Continue reading

Mindfully Living Your Core Values

Here’s the thing about core values – we all have them. The question is do we understand what they are, define what they mean, and (here’s the hard part) mindfully live them. I’m pretty sure you’ve been given this advice before, but let’s get serious about it. How to discover Continue reading

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered the father of the transcendentalist movement. He was born in the bustling seaport of Boston, Massachusetts in 1802. Continue reading