For A Reason

Randy Pausch, in his last lecture, said, “…Brick walls are there for a reason: they are there to prove how badly we want something…” “…A wall is not necessarily created to stop you, but rather to stop the people who don’t want something as much as you do.” Growing up with multiple learning disabilities, I…

Stress Less

During an interview on the TODAY show, Dr. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and world-renowned leader in alternative medicine, was asked how he reduces stress in his life. To this question he responded, “Stress is the perception of a threatening thought- if you don’t identify with it, then there’s no stress.” So how does one embody…

Spend Them Wisely

In a short, one-minute, film, Elvis de Leon gave me a new perspective on the way I look at every day of my life. He asks the viewer to imagine that every day you wake-up with $84,600.00 in your bank account.  This is not something you need to hold on to and save, but rather…

The Science of Vibes

“We see people as physical particles and machines, but that’s an illusion, because what we are, are interacting waves.” Dr. Bruce Lipton In this fascinating ten-minute video, Dr. Bruce Lipton shares the science behind what we call “good vibes” and “bad vibes.” In a nutshell, our bodies are a community of 50 trillion cells, comprised…

Reestablish Balance

Within each of us is a tolerance for the opposite states of chaos and order or unpredictability and predictability. This balance is innate to us. If you expect your system to tolerate either too much imposed external order or chaos than your body can handle—because it is designed to ALWAYS reestablish balance—it will need to…

Attention and Intention

When I was growing up, I must have heard the phrase “Pay attention” at least a trillion times. “Pay attention to what you are doing,” “Pay attention to what you are saying.” “Pay attention to what you are thinking.” It wasn’t until a more recent re-reading of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra that I crystalized…

The Inner Net

In this artistic short video, David Bowden uses spoken word poetry to ask some provocative questions: When we plug into the Internet, are we unplugging from each other? As we search daily, what do we gain and what do we lose? Is there space for both in our life? As we become an increasingly technologically…

Harmony Equals Health

In this entertaining and educational seven-minute video clip by Dr. Bruce Lipton, he describes how the human brain is akin to the musical conductor of our body’s biology. Our body’s biology is like a symphony, with our organ systems being the orchestra. The conductor—our brain—has the role of coordinating these systems so they work together…

Manage Your Mind

“The question isn’t, can you handle the situation—the question is, can you handle your mind? Can you manage the thoughts and the emotions that are trying to poison your progress? Forget managing the situation—manage your mind.” Will Smith, actor and producer This six-minute video, presented by the Video Advice YouTube channel, offers inspiration from a…

Time Well Spent

A study done at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that coloring, drawing, and doodling make us feel more relaxed because they activate the prefrontal cortex, which helps control the brain’s reward pathways and contributes to our emotions, decision-making capabilities, and motivation. In this study, the participants were given paper and markers and instructed to…