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Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Alone time

It’s really important to have alone time for yourself and nobody else. Playing music, letting thoughts clear themselves naturally, feeling my intuitions …

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Dealing with negative thoughts

We all have bad/negative thoughts. Sometimes they have to run their course. Other times you have to recognize that there is no …

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Being independent and keeping it real

Go against what is accepted and known from time to time. Even just for the sake of sanity. The world feeds people …

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Having good relations

We all have our own level of struggles there. I’ve had my fair share. Probably just trying to make each person’s role …

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Exercise Rituals

I’m not a ritual person but I definitely spend a lot of time stretching. Physically, it’s good to tune in to your …

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Helping Others for Sake of Helping

The world is a small place and you never know where an acquaintance or favor you’ve done for someone is going to …

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

Posted on November 25th, 2012

Robert Kennedy on Measuring Quality of Life

“The gross national product (of a country) does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or …

Mario Morino

Mario Morino

Posted on August 10th, 2012

Quality of Life Perspectives: Mario Morino on Deprogramming Yourself When You Leave the Office

Mario Morino is a man for whom I have great respect for.  He is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists …

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

Posted on June 1st, 2012

The Hero’s Journey (On Living in the World) by Joseph Campbell

I hadn’t read Joseph Campbell in awhile.  When I came across this essay last week, I got sucked in.  This is inspiration.  …

Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski

Posted on February 3rd, 2012

Quality of Life Perspectives: Mike Krzyzewski Talks about Associating with Good People

I had the immense opportunity to interview Mike Krzyzewski at the Milken Conference earlier this year.  Coach K is one of the …

Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Posted on December 9th, 2011

Essay by Norman Lear, More Reflections on the Meaning of Life

Norman Lear I came across this essay that Norman Lear wrote in Life magazine in 1992.  It is great. I mean really …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Posted on October 12th, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk Shares His Views on Quality of Life

I m sure you have heard of Gary by now. He is a gutsy, charismatic, hard working, gifted entrepreneur who owns the …

Posted on July 5th, 2011

Quality of Life Perspectives: Eric Bibb Talks About Gratitude

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the musician Eric Bibb.  He is one of the great performers living …

Gil Gerstein

Gil Gerstein

Posted on April 28th, 2011

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Gil Gerstein

Quality of life to me is living and loving consciously, embracing life s experiences, making small yet attainable goals and enjoying all …

Posted on January 22nd, 2011

Quality of Life Perspectives: Sidney Harman Cites Death of a Salesman

Sidney Harman epitomizes the term “wise man”. When he was 25, he was way ahead of the game in terms of knowing …

Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman

Posted on November 18th, 2010

Quality of Life Perspectives: Matthew Coleman

The other day I was chatting with Matthew Coleman, a landscaping specialist from southern California.  He was helping us with some work …

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Posted on July 18th, 2010

Walt Whitman On Why Nature Brings Out Our Best

  “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.  It is to grow in the open air and …

Perspectives on Quality of Life:  Conversation with Dennis Ross about Active Listening

Perspectives on Quality of Life: Conversation with Dennis Ross about Active Listening

Posted on April 20th, 2010

Perspectives on Quality of Life: Conversation with Dennis Ross about Active Listening

I was recently reading over an interview I did with Dennis Ross, one of the most skilled diplomats in the world. He …

The Wisdom of Dichotomies:  The World is a Mess and Life Optimism Reconciled

The Wisdom of Dichotomies: The World is a Mess and Life Optimism Reconciled

Posted on February 1st, 2010

The Wisdom of Dichotomies: The World is a Mess and Life Optimism Reconciled

I was talking with our housekeeper Fany this morning about an earthquake that hit Honduras the day before. In non-negative way, she …

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Avil Beckford

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Avil Beckford

Posted on November 12th, 2009

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Avil Beckford

Quality of life for me is doing the things that bring joy. Over the past five years I have learned a lot …

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Cynthia Chin

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Cynthia Chin

Posted on October 20th, 2009

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Cynthia Chin

We live in a time when more and more people realize that life is not just about existing but absolutely be about …

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Paul Mallory

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Paul Mallory

Posted on October 6th, 2009

Top Ten Quality of Life Contributors by Paul Mallory

Hi Everyone, this is the first of many future submittals.  This one comes from Paul Mallory, a fan of the site for …

Quality of Life Perspectives:  Ariane de Bonvoisin Talks about the Little Things

Quality of Life Perspectives: Ariane de Bonvoisin Talks about the Little Things

Posted on September 29th, 2009

Quality of Life Perspectives: Ariane de Bonvoisin Talks about the Little Things

I had the opportunity to interview Ariane de Bonvoisin this summer.  We met last year and I have quickly become a fan …

Excellent WSJ Article on Sarkozy's Support for Quality of Life Index

Excellent WSJ Article on Sarkozy's Support for Quality of Life Index

Posted on September 16th, 2009

Excellent WSJ Article on Sarkozy's Support for Quality of Life Index

WALL STREET JOURNAL, September 16, 2009 For France, a Joie de Vivre Index Sarkozy to Add New Indicators, Such as Well-Being, to …

Write a blog post for the Quality of Life Project!!

Write a blog post for the Quality of Life Project!!

Posted on September 9th, 2009

Write a blog post for the Quality of Life Project!!

I am taking my blog in a new direction by having people I know and fans of the site submit posts on …