Evan Mercer was born deaf and didn’t start speaking until age 5 – but he did not let any of that stop him from choosing greatness! Here are some pieces of advice from his high school valedictorian speech:

  • Commit to protect your dreams always.
  • Find your own impossible and bring it to it’s knees.
  • Understand that no one can hold you down.
  • Make the choice to never stop moving forward.


What would you like to leave to the world? If you were to write your own eulogy, what would it say?

Here’s a 6 minute audio clip from a recent Energetic Synthesis of Being class in Denver about giving it your all.

Please don’t ever give up. Give it your all. You do, and our world changes.





It all started when 19-year-old Boyan Slat asked a question, “Why can’t we clean this up?”

He was referring to the millions of tons of plastic waste in the world’s oceans.

When everyone else was presenting clean-up projects that cost billions and would take thousands of years, Boyan looked at the problem from a completely different place and came up with a revolutionary solution.

He introduced a new way of thinking and the point of view that we’re doing this – now.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them, Einstein once said. Boyan would most likely agree.

What could you change in your life and in the world, just by changing the way you think about them?

Your point of view creates your reality. Reality does not create your point of view.

What else is possible? :-)

AlienHave you ever felt like you don’t fit in?

Or that you don’t matter?

Believe me, I’ve had days like those!

Here is a audio practice that may help you remember that you’re actually not alone


The Universe has your back.  Every energy that is the consciousness on the planet is here to support you.

You, my friend, are more important than you have ever been willing to even imagine.

What if you are exactly the difference this world requires?

What if you were willing to know that? Right now?


Dan Gilbert gives a TedTalk on the phenomenon of how we change throughout our lifetime and how we tend to underestimate the amount of change we will make in the future. He calls for the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time.

Hint: that’s not the case!

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been. The one constant in our life is change.

What would it be like to acknowledge that we create our future selves with every choice we make?

Got Happiness?

June 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

This 17 year old with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease is proof that happiness is just a choice!

No matter what I choose to become I believe that I can change the world. And as I’m striving to change the world, I will be happy. -Sam Berns

Here are his 3 steps to being happy!

# 1. Be ok with what you can’t do because there is so much you CAN do. Most of Sam’s time is spent focusing on the activities he can do that bring him joy, not the limitations that his disease poses.

# 2. Surround yourself with people you want to be around.

# 3. Go forwards – don’t look backwards! Being brave isn’t supposed to be easy. But you can keep moving forwards!

And a bonus #4 — Never miss a party if you can help it!

Would you be willing to change the world by being happy, too?





“Ask and You Shall Receive” are truly brilliant words from a very famous big book.

I notice people don’t believe this for many reasons, mainly because they don’t see it happening in their life; or at least so it seems.

The thing is, the most important thing to get if you’ve ever decided that “ask and receive” doesn’t work is that it’s never going to show up the way you think it’s going to.

Your points of view have created the reality you are living in now, so all of those ideas of the way and why it was going to show up or could show up or should show up are actually based on your points of view from this reality. That is what has kept you stuck until now.

It won’t ever show up teh way you think it will if you’re asking for something greater than what you currently have.

Once again… it won’t ever show up that way if you’re asking for something greater than what you currently have.

Why? Because the ways the universe has of gifting to you go beyond your universe of awareness of what you currently have. So of necessity it has to be different.

How much of what you’ve truly asked for and been willing to have has actually shown up?

Would you be willing to recognize that you’ve actually gotten everything you truly asked for and were willing to have? Is that at all real for you? If you started to realize this, what would that change in your life?

The blinders of expectations.

Now…whenever you expect it to look a certain way, then you’ll be looking for only that. You put blinders on and you start to say, “where’s that thing I’m asking for? Where’s that thing I’m asking for?” In truth, it’s here and it’s here and it’s here and it’s here. It just doesn’t look the way you expected.

So imagine there are these two little angels hovering above your head, holding a big, big pot of gold!

You can’t see them because you’ve got these blinders on… The two little chubby angels really would like to give it to you but you’ve can’t see them since you’ve decided that what you’re asking for has to look a certain way, and ceratinly not like chubby angels.

So the angels are following you around, hovering over you, walking with you throughout your life, just waiting for you to ask…

They keep wondering, “Are you ready?”

“No,” you say, “I’ve decided it should show up this way and that way and this way and this way and it has to come with a castle and a prince on a white horse and all that. So there!”

Because of the blinders we choose to have on, the way we are expecting things to look and to show up, we never see the pot of beautiful gold hovering above our heads.

The universe has this kindness, benevolence and sweetness to it. If you ask, it will actually let things show up in even more beautiful and amazing ways than we could ever imagine or expect.

If we allow it. If we’re willing receive it.

Is now the time?