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Man in the Camo Jacket

As you know I love being part and involved with amazing organizations that help in the fight against and finding a cure for cancer. I've met a lot of people over the years and worked alongside so many beautiful people to raise awareness, funds and make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by cancer. I recently was emailed by a friend at the T.J. Martell Foundation about this truly amazing documentary and I wanted to share it with you. The documentary is called  "Man in the Camo Jacket"…

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Love Letter to the World

My heart aches for all the tragedies of the past and present. I know deep down we are better then this and that is why my heart is heavy. We keep losing lives for no reason but to be a wake up call for us to tune in to the real issue at hand…Replacing hate and fear with LOVE. 

We all have differences and that’s the beauty of being our unique self but there is one undeniable thing that connects us all...We are all human and in this together!  

This is my “Love Letter to The World”. 

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What does it mean to live your truth?

I got asked that question the other day. Now, that is a very deep question and can mean a lot of different thing to a lot of different people.   

For me it means when your dreams, aspirations and your positive action towards your goals, meet at the center. It is then you are living your truth. Right then and there you know it, it's a feeling inside you can’t describe that resides deep down within the core of your being. You are in the right place, at the right time and it just feels so good.  

Often times…

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What does it take to Conquer?

Have you ever thought about what it really takes to conquer something? 

One meaning of “conquer” is to successfully overcome.

Many of us go through hardship in our lives at one time or another. They may be health, financial or relationship related. When we think about it, how do we truly get through those situations? I know I have tried to get through sometimes with only minimal effort.    I only go half-in. When I should be going all in.    My mind tells me, or perhaps tricks me, into thinking I am…

How do you deal with pressure?

How do you deal with pressure? Sometimes I feel like shutting down, crawling in a hole and calling it a day. How about you? Just when that thought comes into my mind and tries to take over, something else gets triggered off inside of me. Something that pushes me through and helps to overcome the obstacles that seem so overbearing. There will always be some difficulties and challenges, but the pressure is not the problem, it is how we perceive the true reality of the situation.    Right now, I have a 1600…

8 years ago changed my life

Eight years ago yesterday, I lost my best friend Natalia to brain cancer. At the same time I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. If that doesn’t put life into perspective, I don’t know what will? It was such a life changing time in my life, asking all the big questions. Why her? Why now? I didn’t even care about what I was going through, I was watching my friend live out her final days on earth and that was heart aching.  
All I wanted to do was be there for her. It was hard for me, having to face the grief…Read more

I want to change the world

I want to change the World", what a powerful statement! Have you ever stopped and thought about trying to? The world is big and sometimes it feels intimidating to even try to make a dent in it. But when you come across someone who does, the energy that radiates from them is infectious.   These words were spoken from "Wish Kid" Sierra and her sister, Emalena at The Make A Wish Gala at Mohegan Sun last week. At such a young age they understand what it truly means to pay it forward. They experienced the…
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Make A Wish

Have you ever made a wish then experienced the joy of it coming true? There is no feeling like it, especially for a young child. When I was asked to write a song for the Make A Wish Foundation I was overjoyed with the opportunity. I really wanted to capture what a wish can do and what the foundations mission was about and have that expressed into a song. I sat in front of the computer for hours and read about how Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix battling Leukemia…

I miss you…

I have to say, I've been missing you! It’s been a few weeks since I last reached out. Hope things are going well in your world. Honestly, for a while now, just about everyday has been a struggle for me to get up and get going. At times sending an email has felt like a daunting task. The reason being, my medication I've taken since my Thyroid Cancer/Surgery back in 2006, was not working. My energy levels, emotional levels basically all levels have been non-existent. 

After many failed attempts, I have finally…Read more
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How Cancer Gave Me My Special Gift (Featured on The Daily Love)

I was only 10-years-old lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC, battling Hodgkin Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). Scared of not knowing what was wrong with me, frightened by the thought of dying, thoughts and feelings no child should have to experience, when a close family friend gave me this note.

“You may not know why you are going through this now, but it will all make sense to you one day and you will have a special gift to share with the world.”

It didn’t mean much to me…

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Can you learn from the best?

I'm back home in CT after one of the most amazing experiences thus far in my life. Elisa and I attneded a four-day seminar called Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard. Brendon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Messenger and The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive. He is founder of High Performance Academy, the record-setting online video series on personal development, and Experts Academy, the legendary marketing training for authors, speakers…Read more

21 Day Meditation Challenge..Can you quiet your mind?

“The summer has come and gone again and the leaves are getting ready to change to prepare us for a new season.“ 

For the last month my girlfriend and I decided to join Oprah and Deepak Chopra's 21 day Mediation challenge; Miraculous Relationship. We embarked on this journey together but it was all about exploring your inner world and expanding your own understanding of how to create and live a life filled with authentic true love. I have to admit sometimes this is not always the easiest thing for me, as I…Read more

Is it impossible or possible?

Hope you are enjoying your summer so far and getting ready for a great Fourth of July. I can't help but to think about the importance of the word "Independence" around this time of year. It's such a powerful and strong word.

INDEPENDENCE

The US declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, which was quite the declaration. This is what is so great about it, it was declared! It’s what gives Independence its power and strength. It wasn’t a sort of independence or a half hearted plea for independence. It…Read more

Happy as You Want to Be

Almost everyone has heard the hit single 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby McFerrin’s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry.

Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.

One of the…Read more

Real Beauty Sketches

I saw this video from Dove thanks to The Daily Love and loved it. We often have a different view then others on how we see ourselves. Most times we are very critical.
If someone else described you what would they say? A bad self-image can be detrimental to your being. Learn to love yourself and embrace the imperfections.
We are all perfectly imperfect...Right?


How can we continue in this world with shootings, bombings, and catastrophic storms?

How can we continue in this world with shootings, bombings, and catastrophic storms? Isn’t all too much? Although, it may be devastating, we cannot allow these incidents to control our being. We cannot allow it to make us angry and withdrawn from all that is good. We don’t have to let our emotions and grief control us; instead we can choose to let these tragic moments lead us to a better day.

I know it is hard to find faith and belief in all that has gone on in the last few months, our emotions react, we…Read more

Life

This past Saturday I went to the Jason Mraz concert. Before the concert I did some tail-gating with my girl and met some really great people. Out of all the spaces in the parking lot you get to choose from to park your car, sometimes you are just drawn to certain spots and certain people. Well this day we met two really sweet people. I got to talking to the guy and noticed on his arm he had a tattoo that said "Live the life you love, Love the life you live". (See pic below) I thought to myself…

Speaking my story in front of people

If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be speaking in front of people and sharing with them my story of survival and other personal information, I would have said to you; No Way! Playing and singing is one thing…there is no problem there, but standing with no guitar to hide behind, just my words exposed, is a whole other ballgame.

In the last few months though, I felt the need to start getting out there and facing what I knew was my fear. I needed to start spreading the word about my upcoming…Read more
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Algorithms of life..Rubik's Cube?

How do you solve a Rubik’s cube?
You know that darn puzzle that came out in 1980. The other day after dinner my 10-year-old nephew busted it out, yes 33 years later its still capturing the minds of the youth…and maybe some of the adults at the table. Dylan solved the puzzle in 60secs. I then got obsessed and tried it and it took me a little longer. Ok, I didn’t quite finish without his help. “You see it’s all about Algorithms Uncle Charles.” (Algorithms - a step-by-step procedure for calculations) Ahhhh…of…Read more

Live the life you love, love the life you live!

Afternoon!

This past Saturday I went to the Jason Mraz concert. Before the concert I did some tail-gating with my girl and met some really great people. Out of all the spaces in the parking lot you get to choose from to park your car, sometimes you are just drawn to certain spots and certain people. Well this day we met two really sweet people. I got to talking to the guy and noticed on his arm he had a tattoo that said "Live the life you love, Love the life you live". (See pic below) I thought to myself…Read more

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