Gratitude

The Flow

Have you ever felt like you were ‘in the flow’ and great things were just happening, without any input of prodding on your end? That’s the way life has felt for me these past couple of months.

There have been times that it’s felt like my head was going to explode with all the amazing things going on, but I’ve been taking it in stride and continued to receive more of it.

This week, I’ll be announcing a new documentary initiative that is a continuation of the work that began along the Gulf coast in July 2010. Read more…

Sacrificing For The Good Of Humanity

Some people cannot sit idly by while issues of paramount importance to them are being discussed and debated in the halls of Government. There are those who walk among us that stand up and make brave sacrifices so the rest of us can reap the rewards of their sacrifice as we comfortably go about our days.

This weekend in Washington, DC, an organized demonstration began that has the potential to alter the course of humanity. Yes, it’s that important.  I hope you will take a few minutes to read about it and honor the sacrifice that others are making this very minute on our collective behalf.

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Practicing Empathy In Daily Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy lately, and I’d like to share a few thoughts on the subject.

The Dictionary.com definition of empathy is “the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.”

Last week, I accepted the challenge of caring for my 13-month-old Godson while his parents were traveling on business. I was an unexpected ask for all of us, but I thought it was a good opportunity for me to bond with the little guy and help them out in the process.

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Opportunity to Serve & Stop Keystone XL

Today, a project that I’ve been working on diligently for the past month is coming to life in a big way.  It started when 7 year old Devon Haas, founder and leader of the ‘Kids Army‘ tweeted me after the Yellowstone River tar sands oil spill in early July asking ‘what can we do about this?’

I just smiled – knowing what was coming down the line. The Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline permit is scheduled to either be issued or denied this Fall, and we have a chance to send the message that we don’t need or want this dirty, toxic oil flowing through the US heartland.

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Staying Young

As the years pass by, birthdays are not celebrated as they were in my earlier years. See, I don’t really make a big fuss about aging. It is just not an issue for me.

Throughout my 20s, I worked my butt off and barely took any vacation time.  I didn’t do much traveling and although I was enjoying what I was doing, there were definitely a lot of constraints that I tolerated.  It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I felt like I was truly living. The years since that milestone have been some of the best I can remember. By the way, if you missed my birthday wish last week, I did a fun little post about it here. Read more…