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“Change or Die” sounds scary. How about “Change and Live Fully”!

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

“Change or Die” sounds scary. How about “Change and Live Fully”!

  “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” — Henri Bergson Are you creating yourself endlessly, as Henri Bergson suggests is the key to life? Or does that sound hopelessly exhausting? I have found in my own life, and as a physical reality of my cellular structure, a desire to coast, to lie fallow, to soak in the beauty of what is, instead of swimming frantically in the cauldron of creation. Wow, that sounds like a negative projection of the future! Obviously I...

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Why Goodness Should be a Core Value in Every Business

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Why Goodness Should be a Core Value in Every Business

Why Goodness Should be a Core Value in Every Business

I grew up steeped in the idealism of the 60s. I and many of my generation envisioned a world that was good, where people were treated humanely, where war was rejected as inhumane and inherently bad, where human and personal rights were regarded as sacred. Implied in so many of the movements of that era, and still today, was the notion that doing good in the world was needed for our survival, and that doing good was its own reward. How far have we come? “Goodness” is found in many products today. Just think of the common...

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My mantra: Love deeply, do good every day, and never grow old

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on My mantra: Love deeply, do good every day, and never grow old

My mantra: Love deeply, do good every day, and never grow old

Some of my connections know I went through a serious health crisis several years ago when I was still CEO of HeartMath, an organization I helped to found in 1991. I learned a lot about life, death, fear, and love while experiencing two life-threatening illnesses. I went through a painful and scary rollercoaster involving multiple surgeries, multiple tests, confusing diagnoses, and highly invasive treatments, during which time my mother also passed away from a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Eventually I turned the corner as I regained...

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How Gratefulness Can Change Your Life

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on How Gratefulness Can Change Your Life

How Gratefulness Can Change Your Life

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast I had the good fortune of having a three hour conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast about 30 years ago as we drove together to a monastery and retreat center along the Big Sur coast in California. He had a depth in his heart, a warmth in his voice and a sparkle in his eyes that I will never forget. He has become known, partly through a YouTube video my friend Gary Malkin...

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Are You A Visionary Entrepreneur Who’s Tired of Being the “Best-Kept Secret”?

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Are You A Visionary Entrepreneur Who’s Tired of Being the “Best-Kept Secret”?

Are You A Visionary Entrepreneur Who’s Tired of Being the “Best-Kept Secret”?

Four years ago when I stepped down as CEO for HeartMath, an innovative research and education organization in the stress and well-being space, I was a recovering cancer patient in the middle of bilateral hip replacement. I had started to feel optimistic after a very scary two years which included life-threatening staph infections and the death of my mother, and now I was looking toward a fairly long but hopeful recovery. I knew I needed to heal a number of things in my body and in my life, both personally and professionally. Little by little...

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The Greatest Strength is Gentleness.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Greatest Strength is Gentleness.

The Greatest Strength is Gentleness.

I’m traveling to the East Coast of the US today for a two week trip of reflection, deep inquiry, meditation, vacation, and some business. This quote struck a chord as my journey starts. “The greatest strength is gentleness.” I am meditating deeply — and gently — over the direction of my life spiritually and professionally. As a man who believes in the power of asking ourselves, “what makes your heart sing”, I realize it’s essential for me to do so at a new level. I have achieved many things...

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Why Belief Matters to Create a Fantastic Life

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Why Belief Matters to Create a Fantastic Life

I came across this quote the other day. It rang true in my heart. “Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.” ~ William J. H. Boetcker Belief is the essence of why this statement is so true. I’ve been studying the placebo research over the past decade and the results are, in a word, stunning. For years people have jokingly referred to something being a “placebo” as though that made it a joke. In fact the power of placebo is not in the sugar pill we take,...

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6 Tips To Make Your Whole Life Better

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

6 Tips To Make Your Whole Life Better

I just had my first blog piece published by the health and lifestyle site, MindBodyGreen. The piece is based on the work I’ve been doing with my creative partner, Gary Malkin, called What Makes Your Heart Sing? Click here to read the entire piece, and be sure to Like it, Share it, Comment, Tweet, and otherwise Thoroughly Enjoy It. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13815/6-tips-to-make-your-whole-life-better.html Photo...

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Praise for Sonic Sanctuaries

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Praise for Sonic Sanctuaries

Praise for Sonic Sanctuaries

Sonic Sanctuaries – Catalysts for an Inspired Life. The first collaboration between Emmy-award winning composer Gary Malkin, and noted author, consultant and former Broadway actor Bruce Cryer, Sonic Sanctuaries is a rich guided imagery double CD to bring the spirit of What Makes Your Heart Sing into your daily life. With a script written and narrated by Bruce, performed live with Gary’s moving improvisational piano (with added orchestrations), the two tracks take you deeper and deeper into the heart of your own inspiration. The Power of...

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Bruce Cryer in South Africa March 2014

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Bruce Cryer in South Africa March 2014

Bruce Cryer in South Africa March 2014

Check out the Events page for an announcement about events Bruce will be doing in Cape Town, South Africa. Bruce will be keynoting and delivering two workshops at the EQ African Summit March 1-4. This conference features world class speakers on Emotional Intelligence from around the world, and is the first time Africa has hosted such a conference. Read the announcement on the Events page for more information....

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