September 28th, 2020

Live In the Present

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It’s the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” Leo Tolstoy.

Living in the present or, as it is sometimes known, living in the now, takes a personal commitment to actively concentrate on what’s happening right now, to live like there is no tomorrow. In our busy, multi media world, it isn’t easy to embrace that philosophy. It takes a considerable mind shift, a long learning curve, and a lot of practice.

How, do I do that, you may wonder? Here are six steps to get you started:

  1. drew-simmie-int-the-moment-3wMake a concerted effort to focus on what you doing are this moment. Shut out the exterior, mindless distractions. Cut out as much ‘noise’ as you can. Slow down and savour the present.
  2. Pay attention to the little things: They can make such a huge difference in   your life and how you feel.
  3. Smile: When you smile, rather than frown, when you meet someone you immediately affect your surroundings and how people react. They just naturally become more human.
  4.  Engage in random acts of kindness: Do something for someone else without expecting anything in return. Doing that raises the spirits of that other person – and yours, too. It’s a win-win.
  5.  Adopt an attitude of gratitude: Learn to appreciate and be grateful for all  that is good in your life – and the people who love and nurture you. Acknowledge and express gratitude when you feel it.
  6.  Try not to worry so much: Worrying won’t change what happens tomorrow. Every second that you spend in worrying about the future is a second of the present wasted because worrying takes you out of the  moment and shifts your attention to the realm of future possibilities. It is  impossible to live in the present and worry about the future at the time.

Living in the present is the art of the soul. Your mind is at rest because when you are living in the present – not thinking about the past or the future, there is nothing else, really, than now.

Six steps that sound easy but that are so hard to do. When you learn how to live this way, though, it changes everything. You will live a fuller life, appreciate every minute of your day and begin to feel a level of peace and relaxation such as you have never felt before. Give it a try. Starting right now.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

See you here again next week.

September 21st, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsberg


The souls of people, on their way to Earth-life pass through a room full of lights; each takes a taper –   often only a spark – to guide it in the dim country of this world. But some souls, by rare fortune, are detained longer – have time to grasp a handful of tapers which they weave into a torch. These are the torch-bearers of humanity – and its poets, seers and saints, who lead and life the race out of darkness toward the light. They are the law-givers, the light bringers, way-showers and truth-tellers, and without whom humanity would lose its way in the dark. Plato.

Last Friday, a bright light was extinguished, and the world is a poorer place without RBG.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

See you again here next week…

September 7th, 2020

A Brighter Future

“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.” Tennessee Williams

As the world begins to reopen and we all start to think about how to grapple with the new reality, the over-arching question is, “where do you go from here?”

That is, after you get a haircut or dye your roots!

It isn’t going to be easy In this time of global economic, social and political upheaval, all options are on the table. And the issue of climate change isn’t going to go away any time soon.

So how do you get on to what next in these crazy times?

Where do you start?

Start at the beginning. By taking responsibility for yourself. Have a quiet talk with yourself. Establish what you really value and what you know, in your heart of hearts, you’re all about. And whom you want to serve.

You get to decide how you live your life. The freedom is yours to choose and even when it feels impossible, it’s not. For those that want it bad enough, the future’s up ahead. Get ready. it’s going to be different!

The past few weeks have been an exciting time for me. My new book Dare To Be YouFive Bold Steps to Power Up Your Life, is successfully launched and and I’m now a best selling Amazon author. If personal transformation is on your agenda, I encourage you to read the introduction.dare-to-be-you-amazon-2

If that is resonating, pick up a copy of the Dare To Be You eBook. It is packed with many helpful hints to help you find your path in this new world we’re all living in now. Order here.  Or to purchase a personally signed copy of the Soft Cover Edition, or order bulk quantities for your team members, business associates or even family and friends, email info@drewsimmie.com for information.


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