The Best (Free) Holiday Gift Ever!

Via David Romanelli
on Nov 20, 2013
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She is the world’s first professional cuddler. That’s right. You can pay her to wrap her arms and legs around you and feel some lovin’.

This is an example of what is the soon-to-be booming Economy of Attention.

Nobody pays attention anymore—we lack the capacity, time, and ability.

And that’s why the surest way to enhance our earning power and stature in our world of attention deficit is by giving the gift of our time and energy.

People will pay for it.

If cuddling is not your thing, you can become a Pro Tickler and just as it sounds, tickle people for $$$$$.

Just imagine.

Your clients arrive. They sit in the Tickle Chair. You put on your furry hat, prepare your Tickle Fingers and…

…hey, laughter heals!

Or if you are a more conservative type, how about becoming a Pro Listener, where you just sit and listen.

No degree required.

At the end, instead of prescribing drugs, you prescribe a very personal music playlist.

Now tell me that wouldn’t be more awesome than Clozapine.

And if you are a bit “edgier”, Pro Scratching could be huge.

You scratch backs, feet, arms…with a soothing dose of Metallica on the speakers to set the tone.

God help us.

Here’s a thought to consider this Holiday Season:  What if instead of paying with credit card or cash, we started paying with attention?

Anyone can buy us dinner, but how rare are the people in your life who ask how are you really doing, who hug you with their whole heart, who give you the gift of their whole presence?

To solve our problems, to heal our bodies, to bring peace to our lives and families…more than than anything else, we need each other.

Today, can you take 10 seconds to give the gift of attention?

I have it all queued up for you. All you have to do is hit send.

Do you have 10 seconds?


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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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