Category Archives: Family


The Art of Mystery Dating – new book now available

Finally my wife Chay and I have finished a little side project we have been working on for a couple of years. The Art of Mystery Dating, is a book about a fun tradition we have of surprising each other on dates. In the book we talk about why we started doing these, why they are so much…

Forever Young

I found myself listening to this old Dylan song this morning on the way into work and thought to myself, man there is some beautiful poetry and words in here.
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a…

How to Meditate with Kids Around

For anyone who has tried any activity such as working, reading, talking in the phone or exercising with young kids around, you know how tough it is. Kids want attention and they want to be involved. Many times, I have practiced yoga at home with my kids climbing on my back or crawling over or…

Money Game for Kids

Lately we have been playing a fun money game with our kids.
We take a stack of coins and create a series of math challenges for each of our girls to figure out.
For example, I might put 7 pennies in one pile and 2 nickels in another pile and ask which one is worth…

Kill Your Cable – It Will Change Your Life

This past spring we cut our cable TV service, like many people have, to avoid paying the high cost of service plus equipment rental, but it has turned out to be a great decision for so many other reasons beside costs savings. Here’s why.
Less Couch Potato-ing. – Studies have shown that when…

O’Noir Oh My Lord – Eating in the Dark

My wife and I were in Montreal this past weekend and decided to eat at a place we’ve both wanted to check out for a while. I don’t normally write about the great places we have eaten, but this place is different and cool on so many levels.
If you haven’t heard of O’Noir you might…

My First Hiatus

hiatus from business

Ever since I was a teenager, I have been pretty passionate about building the businesses I have owned. So much so that I have never been all that good at taking vacations. Managing stress was a strength of mine, and I only needed a good night’s sleep or a weekend to get recharged, so I…

Bedtime Now

Thought I’d share the bedtime fun I had with my four year old this evening. All my years of good intentions, structure, discipline virtually out the window….
Jazz: (whispering) daddy.
Me: Yes
Jazz: (whispering) I need someping
Me: you have to go to sleep sweety
(…wondering what could she could possibly need since she has been lying in the dark…

Be Happy About What You Have

Our kids are great. They love life, they are appreciative, they learn important skills at an astonishing pace and are well behaved. It is awesome to be around them and we are blessed to have them. But they are still kids.
They will still go into a mall and whimper about getting a new toy…

Kids – Love ’em

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them” ~ Magic Johnson