You were a Navy SEAL

I once heard a powerful scenario that changed the way I viewed my capabilities. Imagine you woke up from a coma and, having forgotten everything, the doctor briefed you on your life history. You were a Navy SEAL who executed, successfully, many confidential missions abroad. You saved lives, you fought your way out of indescribable…

The Benefits of Fasting

Fasting is an ancient physical practice meant to build within us spiritual strength. Moderated and healthy forms of fasting enable us to TURN OFF our impulse to eat on demand and therefore learn how to control our sensory appetites. When we can so no to food, we can then easily say no to junk food,…

A view of Heaven from a seat in Hell

Book I’m reading: “The Survivor’s Club” by Ben Sherwood In the book, “Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea”, Steve Callahan documents his incredible survival journey where he spent 76 days floating in the Atlantic Ocean. He departed from Rhode Island, lost his solo craft in a storm and drifted on a raft until he was…

The Luckiest Man in the Room

Book I’m reading: “The Survivor’s Club” by Ben Sherwood Do you consider yourself lucky or unlucky? How you answer that will determine whether you truly are lucky or unlucky. “I’m lucky” = You’re lucky. “I’m unlucky” = guess what, you’re unlucky. Plain and simple. If you’re a relaxed optimist, you’re more lucky. You’re more likely…

Needle in the Heart

Ben Sherwood, in his excellent book “The Survivor’s Club”, talks about the incredible story of Ellin Klor. On January 9, 2006, when walking up the stairs to her friends house, she tripped and fell over and onto her knitting bag. When she got up and investigated the pain in her chest, she found a 4…

Frozen Statues

In dramatic situations of life and death, if we are unfortunate enough to experience it, we often think “this can’t be happening to me.” But, when we are caught in those moments, the reality is that it is. Car crashes, plane crashes, ships capsizing, trains derailing, being held at gunpoint, house robberies are all occurrences…

Tomatin 12

750 mL, ABV 43% Description Tomatin sits in the Highlands and produces this wonderful dram of Scotch. Matured in Scotch Whisky, ex-Bourbon and finished for six to nine months in ex-Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks, this whisky is classically smooth and definitely worth the multiple awards it has won in the last few years. Master of…

Aberfeldy 12

750 mL, ABV 40% Description In the Central Highlands of Scotland sits the Aberfeldy Distillery. The water source for the distillery is Pitilie Burn, famous for its quality and deposits of gold. This gives it its nickname, the “Golden Dram”. The key to this single malt’s signature sweetness comes from the use of a longer…

Black Label

750 mL, ABV 40% Description Johnnie Walker Black Label is made using a blend of around 40 scotch whiskies from all over Scotland. The whiskies used in the blend are a minimum of 12 years old and contribute to that iconic taste enjoyed at every bar. Master of Malt Tasting Notes As per Master of…

Glenfiddich 12

750 mL, ABV 40% Description Glenfiddich 12 is a single malt scotch produced using the Robbie Dhu spring water and matured in American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks for at least 12 years. Because the results of each cask are varied in their taste profile, the scotch is mellowed with using oak marrying tuns…