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Astrophysicist turned new media whiz — NBC

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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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The Curiosity Warrior

on June 7, 2019 in Audio

Jeff Shaw hosted me on the Creative Warrior podcast. We last recorded together nearly two years ago. We spoke on initiative and passion. Listen to the conversation. From Jeff’s page: A lot of us Creative Warriors have lots of passion but no initiative. We have a dream and a talent, but we often don’t know where to put our energy. We can’t tell the difference between passing fancies and things[…] Keep reading →

Kicking the flying habit, which keeps you from family and income

on June 7, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Habits, Nature, Nonjudgment

In an online thread with people insisting that they have no choice but to fly for family and work reasons, I wrote the following, which I’m sure some will disagree with. I’m learning too, though I hope to help people looking to find joy in polluting less. One flight will brings people closer. Flying in general led them to move far apart so they felt they needed to fly to[…] Keep reading →

Why take initiative in business? Hear me on Smashing the Plateau

on June 6, 2019 in Audio

My friend David Shriner-Cahn brought me back to his Smashing the Plateau podcast. We talked initiative in business, both my book Initiative and the concept. Listen to our conversation. I’m honored and flattered that he used “groundbreaking” to describe my book and work. Since we’ve known each other so long and hosted each other on our podcasts, the conversation was friendly and allowed me to share some from behind the[…] Keep reading →

186: D-Day and the Environment

on June 5, 2019 in Podcast

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This post is about being a part of something greater than yourself, than all of us, benefiting us all, and benefiting yourself — one of the great feelings and experiences available to humans. I happened to read four documents around the same time that illuminated each other and our attitudes toward acting on the environment. Our complacency in the face of a danger[…] Keep reading →

Bold, Striking Portraits by Azael Montejo Jr.

on June 5, 2019 in Art, Creativity, Visualization

Sharp-eyed readers of my blog and social media will have noticed the new portraits I’ve switched to. Also my portrait in my new book Initiative. A friend introduced me to Azael Montejo Jr — aka Ozzie — founder and CEO of New York Body Fitness. Mostly we spoke about our lives and passions. At one point, he started describing a vision he saw from how I spoke about my work.[…] Keep reading →

“Published” in the New York Times

on June 4, 2019 in Awareness, Nature

Sorry for the click-bait title. I commented on an article in the Times and it got included in Readers Picks. Hence the quotes in my title. The article was “If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?“, subtitled: “In the age of global warming, traveling — by plane, boat or car — is a fraught choice. And yet the world beckons.” You can read the article. From[…] Keep reading →

185: Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM: Nutrition and the Environment

on June 3, 2019 in Podcast

I subscribe to almost no newsletters or video channels, but I subscribe to Dr. Greger’s More than subscribing, I promote it. Watching his videos is a highlight of my Sundays, when his newsletters go out, and I’ve watched hundreds of them. Regular listeners know that food began my move toward environmental leadership, as well as loving fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, and food without packaging nor its fiber removed. I’ve[…] Keep reading →

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