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Via David Romanelli
on Sep 4, 2012
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This is #26 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time

#26 of 108: Get a Free $261,000 Makeover

By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.

~ Unknown

I have a hard time looking at myself in pictures. Can you relate?

If you are halfway normal, you see all that’s wrong and say things like:

“Oh I look terrrrrrible in that photo!”

“Now I understand why they called me Boom Boom in college…”

“Oh My God l look like Gargamel with a moose knuckle!”

How you look in pictures, how you really look, is not based on what you were wearing or how fit you were at the time.

How you look in pictures is based on how present you were in that moment when the shutter snapped.

Presence beats the greatest look, the hottest shoe, the finest handbag.

Presence is stylish.

Presence is rare.

Presence is sexy.

For cryin’ out loud, presence smells good.

So here’s your challenge today:
Photo: AshleyCooper

If you want to look shinier than the woman with a Chanel Diamond Forever Tote (cost: $261,000) or bolder than the dude with a Alexander Amosu suit (cost: $110,000)…

If you want to be more evocative than the girl with the sick body or more powerful than the dude who runs the Ironman while you sleep…

Be more attentive.

Be more forgiving.

Be more loving.

Be more present.



I’m hard at work in putting together my little plan on how to save the world.

The Manifesto: Restore value to the little moments in your day.

>> When enjoying the morning…instead of reaching for the phone, reach for your kid.

>> When taking in a beautiful summer night…instead of a video, take a breath.

>> When eating dinner… instead of TV, how about a some good ol’ fashioned conversation.

Are you feelin’ it? I struggle with it too. So let’s push each other! We can do better…

Become a Momenteer!

Email [email protected] and write Momenteer! in the subject line.

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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


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