“Giving” and several awesome Happy Hour nuggets Nov 13, 2012

A clip on “Giving” as well as 3 superfun clips from Happy Hour.

Power of Editing:

Divinity Ramble:
“Buddha, Jesus, and a guy who talked to God on Hallucinogens could all hang out together and enjoy some Hummus & a beer.”

Space Ramble:
Talk of positive thinking, Hypnosis, Placebo, Dark Matter, and all of reality.


I’d only had coffee all day. Decided to get off the crazed rush hour LA streets and grab a bite to calm my body & nerves before driving the 3+ hours home. “NO PARKING AFTER 6” It was 5:55… I rushed in to the cafe and asked for the item I thought I could get to go the quickest. 10 minutes later, my panini was toasted & I ran to my car. I found an officer writing me a ticket. “So, so sorry,” he said with feigned sincerity.
“It’s not your fault,” I said to him as he handed me the $68 ticket.
Then a wave of frustration hit me and I threw my takeout bag into my car against the passengers side window.
I was shaking- No food. Running to the car. The ticket.
I opened up the bag and devoured my mangled sandwich. A part of me wanted to cry. A part of me wanted to call someone and say, “Feel sorry for me! This isn’t fair!”

And then my pulse calmed. And my perspective kicked in.
And I thought, “How incredibly lucky I am to have the opportunity to be in Hollywood, on an adventure, making a creative project come to life. My car is mechanically sound & running well. And I have a home and amazing girlfriend to go home to.”

We stumble. We get back up. Life is amazing.

“A Visit From Self Doubt” & “Manage Momentum” Hug Nation 11.06.12

Amidst a perfect weekend, I got caught up in suffering thoughts. How? Why? And how did I shake myself loose.

“Decide to make yourself Happy” is easier said than done. But what it really requires is learning how to change mental direction quickly and MANAGE MOMENTUM!

“See The Puppy” Hug Nation Oct 30 2012

Seeing people at their best… Seeing the divine in them… it is IMPORTANT. It affects your relationship and it changes who they are. As we start seeing one another as our best, our baseline actually starts to rise.


– Learn to see people “with their puppy.” at their best
– People like to hang out with people who are visualizing them at their best.
– We tend to meet people’s expectations.
– Everybody wants to be their best. if others believe that they are, they step into the role. It snowballs.
– Practice noticing the things that are going well.
– Its tempting to remember the negative. For ourselves and others. Instead, remember the high points!
– Allow ourselves our dips, but focus on the peaks.
– forgiving the lows and accentuating the peaks raises the baseline.
– puppy HUG

__ post hug (actually pre-hug)

– Finding evidence of what you are looking for
– Private coaching
– In college, I studied psychology and wanted to be a councillor. I wanted to help healthy people get even better.
– Now there is a field of “Life Coaching”, for people who are healthy and want to get better! Thrilling!
– I see a LIfe Coach, and its been very valuable.
– I advise everyone to dedicate something, towards your pursuit of joy.
– growth is about gaining tools. Which can snap you back into a joyful headspace.
– How to tell your story. Be a better editor. You have tons of footage.. what do you use as part of your story?