Stoke Somebody.

Via David Romanelli
on Jul 10, 2012
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This is the ninth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time.

#9 of 108: Stoke Somebody!

“No exercise is better for the human heart than reaching down and lifting another up.”
~ John Andrew Holmes

People are always trying to tell you about their altruistic deeds…how they started a charity, donated a kidney, saved an orphan.

Most of us don’t have time, resources, or healthy enough kidneys to start charities, save orphans, and donate organs.

But…there’s a much more powerful action you can take to make the world a better place. And you can do it right now.

Make another human being feel awesome about himself. Today.

Whether it’s a relative, yoga teacher, old friend or random person on the street, say something nice to lift them up and alter the trajectory of their day.

Write an email, pick up the phone or just say something wonderful to the person next to you in yoga class.

There is nobody as spectacular and beloved as the person who always leaves you feeling stoked about yourself, your body, your work, your life.

As goes the quote by Maya Angelou,

“People never remember what you say, they never remember what you do, but they always remember how you made them feel.”


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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


One Response to “Stoke Somebody.”

  1. Chris Fici says:

    I often understand the hardest thing to do for me is to step outside of my "comfort zone" and acknowledge someone else's accomplishments/pain/etc.

    That understanding rarely leads me to taking action, but when I do it gives a pleasure to all the parties involved that is greater than anything self-absorbed.

    Thanks for the reminder David!