Information vs. Application
With more than enough access to information channels, it’s easy to acquire knowledge these days. In fact, we are so inundated with information that for many it’s become difficult to be selective and know how to filter out that which is extraneous and prioritize what is necessary.
I cannot say the same for wisdom as it is not acquired. Wisdom is embodied and experienced. I have heard it defined as “knowledge applied.” Read more
The Sanctity of Speech
For most of my career I’ve addressed the inner narrator, otherwise referred to as our “inner voice,” which is very much like an inner megaphone that speaks to us 24/7, oftentimes on repeat and often with a very critical tone.
To date, much of my career has been driven by science, psychology, Buddhism, and other wisdom teachings. More recently, however, I have decided to return to my Jewish roots and study the Torah & Kabballah in greater depth in order to build an even greater “wellness” foundation. Read more
Rethinking Your Parenting Approach
Although we all fall into the broader category of human being, which defines our universal, shared characteristics, in being human we each have our own unique ways—our own personal wiring as defined by our individual thoughts, beliefs, stories, biases, values, and even default settings.
As an author, speaker, and coach my topics of study are vast, but two topics that have always been extremely important to me are anxiety and parenting. Anxiety, because of my own personal experience (and challenge) with it and parenting, because it is my number one priority—always has been and always will be. Read more
The EMOTIONAL ABC’s of WELLNESS
Were you aware that many people, young and old, seem to be swimming, or perhaps even drowning in a sea of anxiety—feeling highly stressed and anxious more often than not?
As “human doings,” many of us are extremely busy and feel as if we’re constantly chasing time. Stressed and anxious parents seem to be raising over-programmed and anxious children within a technologically-driven, overthinking, and exhausted society. Read more
Pixar Studios Presents Another Masterpiece in Toy Story 4
In my June 2015 blog entitled Thank You Pixar: Inside Out is a True Masterpiece, I wrote the following:
“I am here to express my gratitude to Pixar for bringing this timely topic of emotions to life, by magically weaving together science, psychology, storytelling, and artistic genius.” Read more
A City United by Sport
I don’t consider myself to be an avid sports fan. I absolutely love sports, but I find that watching complete games or tournaments can be quite boring and even laborious, given their length. After I’ve wasted hours in front of any screen, I always have to justify whether or not it was time well spent. I consciously and consistently choose to use my time wisely, or at least I try to do so.
During the regular season, if my son would call me in to watch a basketball game, I would join him for a few minutes at best. But when the Raptors were playing in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, against the Philadelphia 76ers, I was intrigued and I chose to watch the second half of every game. Read more