The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people you love.
His name is Marco. The other cats in the household call him Mister Marco. He and his sibs have been in the family for 10 years, gifted to us in our back yard, where they were born while we were on vacation. Have no idea who mom and dad were. Like many of the world’s wonderful creatures, these little guys provide unwavering loyalty, unconditional love, and sweet companionship. But as of late, I’ve realized that Marco is here for… Read More
Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about making the healthy choices for yourself but also about exuding health in everything you do and that includes gift giving. How can we really call ourselves healthy if we pass unhealthy things onto others? Here is my list of last minute healthy gift ideas for anybody on your list. Edible Arrangements.These are beautiful all fruit arrangements which comes at a time of year where good fresh fruit can be hard to find. Franchises… Read More
“IT’S BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE” This quote is attributed to so many sources from The Bible to Mark Twain and several in between. We can argue it’s better to give of ourselves than it is to give loot – so to speak. But, it is that time of year when the exchanging of gifts is part of the process of celebrating. On my other blog I do a lot of gift ideas. This year it was fun… Read More
‘Tis the season of parties…every weekend. If you are lucky like me, in addition to holidays, you have a slew of birthdays in the next month too. With parties come buffets, persistent relatives, stress, lots of leftovers—and a shocking Jan 1 weigh in. In fact, studies have shown that the weight that people gain each year is gained largely during the holiday season. Healthy lifestyle means healthy partying. Here are 18 ways to make your party time a little healthier.… Read More
As anyone who has an iPhone knows the auto correct can sometimes be helpful and other times be so steeped in its own interpretations of what you want to say that it can drive you mad and at times humiliate you. Have you ever typed in a word over and over only to have the phone keep correcting you? “No Phone I mean grief not greed.” Lately whenever I attempt to type “Love You” my oh-so-smart phone corrects it to… Read More
We try and be grateful every day. Some days we have to really scrounge around in the corners of our lives and on others you can’t stop grinning from the gratitude. Paulie and I feel that way this week as Gratitude and Trust made it onto The New York Times bestseller list. It is thanks to many of you who have supported us and the book since we started and those who have joined in along the way. I think… Read More
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu I was given an amazing gift recently when I headed out to try a new yoga class. It was one of those cold and grey rainy New York days and I almost bailed a few times on the eight block walk as my mind kept telling me I had more important… Read More
Here at G and T we try and be grateful every day. We try and give back. We like to think of it like everyday is Thanksgiving here. But today is the real Thanksgiving. The day when families all across the country somehow through bad weather, delayed flights, crowded highways and screaming children make their way to relatives to ostensibly give thanks and not have any fist fights or screaming matches while carb loading and often drinking too much.… Read More
So this Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. From now until Christmas, Chanukah or whatever you celebrate, gifts are at the top of everyone’s list. You might not have noticed, but we snuck in a new category here at Gratitude and Trust, it’s called SHOP We are selling several Gratitude and Trust items and there are a few more to come. By January we will have Gratitude Journals. Twenty five percent of the proceeds of each… Read More
That nonsensical bit of advice was the end result of a conversation with a friend about the unconscious effects of discomfort. I was sharing about a pair of recent back-to-back social skill misfires. We quickly concluded the following possible truths. Philosophical maybes. For most people, sitting with another human being in comfortable silence is … An acquired skill The sign of a really good friendship Almost impossible Do I worry about my communicative skills? I have my moments. At a… Read More