Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration.
If you’re feeling curious and interested in exploring specific areas of your life, this is the place for you. If you’re anything like us, sometimes it is really helpful to read stories about other people in order to reflect on where we are in our lives, and where we want to be.
Here you will find a series of blogs and articles that delve into each of the six parts of founder Dan Burrell’s Wheel of Purpose—relationships, physical health, professional life, play, emotional health, and spirituality. There are tidbits of wisdom ranging from how to nail a job interview, some excellent communication advice, and some fascinating reflections on the function of fear and how it prevents action in daily life. Grab some coffee, get comfortable, and dive in.
Getting wrapped up in these fears that could happen detracts from your experience in the here and now.
Spend the first thirty minutes of the day focused on yourself, and you’ll see how rich the quality of your life will become.
There is something transformative about putting the intentions on paper, again and again, and again. It gives us the opportunity to clarify what we want, to ourselves.
Everybody you meet deserves a connection, and when you truly connect, you will be surprised at what you learn.
I knew this really cool woman many years ago, who told me about a really cool trick: a short process to free up your mind. Find yourself a jar or a can, remove the label, and write “R” and “M” in capital letters with a marker, directly on the can. The “R” is for regrets....
With power comes empathy, peace, confidence, and most times, really good things happen.
Connecting with your purpose in life requires courage because doing so means you are responsible for creating it for yourself.
Ask yourself what you hope to achieve by being so upset. What will you accomplish? Is it worth it, to ruin someone else’s day because you didn’t get something you wanted?
Our world consists of us, our family, our friends, the people we live with, our neighbors, our co-workers, the people we play with. What difference have you made in your world?
There are a few uncontrollable factors that will determine how easily some people can bounce back to their feet (access to resources and connections being very important elements), and, there are factors we can control.
First, we are taught that there is a right and wrong way to believe. This way of thinking instantly closes a door that is meant to be open. If we are constantly in the process of judging whether or not we like something, we won’t listen at all. I believe we are meant to evolve.
Like many of you, I grew up with a newspaper. As an adult in my twenties and thirties, I loved reading different publications. In Maryland I read The Washington Post; in California, I read The L.A. Times. I read them almost cover to cover. When the Iraq war hit the news, however, I opened the paper to death and destruction. Soon I noticed the newspaper and my spiritual work conflicted. I wanted to be informed, but I didn’t want to be distracted.
Life is not about money or material things: it is about the compassion, empathy, kindness and love we show others. Living is learning, and combining our minds with our experiences. If you investigate how to reach inner peace, you will be guided to exactly the right place you will need to begin.
Relationships come in all shapes, sizes, and packages. Whether we know them for a minute or for the rest of our lives, we have a relationship with everyone we meet. Why are some of us good at having meaningful relationships, while others struggle?
Every year, Concours Motors gives away a free car in Ventura County. The winner is nominated by the community. In this interview, Dan Burrell interviews JR Luna, Owner of Concours Motors, about the Wheels to Shine Car Give Away, why he started it, and what community means to a successful auto shop owner.
This election, the president started talking about election fraud a long time before election day. He specifically said that if he were to lose, it would be due to fraud and cheating. This has been a focal point for his followers: the only way he could lose would be if he was cheated.
I was completely discouraged, upset, disgusted, and angry that people carrying American flags, Trump flags, and Confederate flags, some dressed in military tactical gear, were smashing windows and illegally entering the US Capitol building. I’m sure most of you have seen the pictures. Four people died. This is where we are.
I sat down with Claire Wade-Hak, a friend and registered dietitian, to speak about the importance of health and some expert tips for healthy eating. Here are some of the tips she recommended that can set you on the right path when it comes to food.
I spoke with my good friend Jim Vellutato about his amazing and storied career as a music executive. Jim has been in the room, helping make decisions around some of the biggest hit songs of the last three decades. Now, he looks back and shares some of his invaluable wisdom with us!
Claire graduated summa cum-laude from California State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in nutritional science. She is a registered dietitian and has counseled patients in various subspecialties, including critical care, substance abuse, psychiatric, spinal cord injury, bariatric surgery, renal dialysis, and home based primary care. She taught patient education classes on nutrition for pre-diabetes, diabetes, obesity, bariatric surgery and mental health. Claire is also a clinical dietitian and oversaw the clinical nutrition care for a 116-bed behavioral health medical center. Today she is the director of membership for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Communication is at the heart of almost all our problems and successes. Wars start and end with communication, as do relationships, careers, and just about everything we are involved in.
Have you ever been afraid? Of course, it’s a silly question – everyone has experienced fear. But what is fear?
We hear often of people having the “IT” factor, whether it’s a successful businessman, a promising young ballerina, a rock band, whatever and whoever, they have or don’t have it. We seem to know immediately.
So, let’s describe what it is.
Last month I had the pleasure of sitting down with two of my oldest friends for a conversation that touched on the history of our country, racism, friendship, hope, and what we need to do to contribute meaning and justice to this world. Thank you so much, Leonard and Ken, for this opportunity. I’ll never forget our conversation. Check it out, and tell me what you think.
Black people are the subject of systemic discrimination; this has been the case throughout US history. Dr. King made waves with radical protests; he, too, was assassinated. The fact that the Civil Rights Acts passed did little to change the racism embedded in the country.
I’ve always considered myself a guy’s guy. I’ve had a good career, a family, close friendships, I love sports, and I know what it is like to get lost in the business of just being, well, a guy’s guy. In the end, there wasn’t much room left for spirituality. For me, spirituality for some time...
Creating a goal goes hand in hand with creating a life we want. Unfortunately, many of us fail to attain our goals. Part of the problem is we aren’t clear on what it will entail to achieve them. Losing weight is a common goal people have, especially as they get older. So, let’s say someone...
When we work for a company, or for someone else, we take responsibility for our position at the workplace because we are paid to do exactly that. Additionally, there is usually someone who supervises our work, and compliments us or tells us how to improve. In our own lives, we rarely report to anyone so...
How do we go about creating meaning in relationships? We have a relationship with everyone we come into contact with, even if it is a brief connection, and we all know when we come into contact with a truly meaningful relationship. You get what you put in. Period. If you want support, you have to...
The world as we know it has turned upside down and inside out. There appears to be no ability to control the spread of this disease. As a nation, we elect our leaders to protect us. We don’t usually expect to need protection against a viral outbreak. How do we cope with this unease? How...