Hurricane Sandy

As a Jersey Shore resident, I have experienced the destruction that Hurricane Sandy has brought to communities. I have also seen how hard organizations such as the American Red Cross are working to keep people safe, warm, and fed as we move into the colder months.

If you’re able, please consider helping with a small donation to the Red Cross here: http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy or please visit this link at NBCNews.com for a list of other ways to help: http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14861838-hurricane-sandy-how-you-can-help?lite

New Jersey and New York are so thankful to everyone around the country and the world who have helped in any way.

Thank you,


Misc | November 10th, 2012 | Comments Off | View post page →

To Breathe Free Kickstarter Update

For those who have been following the publishing of my debut novel, To Breathe Free, I wanted to share my latest Kickstarter update. It thanks my supporters for allowing me more time and outlines what I’m working on with my manuscript.

I welcome you to read the update here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tobreathefree/to-breathe-free-the-first-great-american-e-novel/posts/328207



Misc | October 14th, 2012 | Comments Off | View post page →

Lyved’s favorite articles

Every now and then I like to link to some of Lyved’s popular and notable articles. For long time readers, you can find your favorites and re-read them. For newer readers, this allows you to delve deeper into Lyved’s archive if you haven’t had a chance yet.

Here are a few of Lyved’s favorite articles:

75 questions to ask yourself

5 easy pieces to piecing together your purpose in life

50 things to say before you die

Escaping Cape Fear: 9 Ways To Not Let Fear Stop You

The Vengeance of Unfulfilled Dreams

7 ways to change your life in the next 7 days

The art of getting off your ass

Freaking Out: 5 Career Success Myths

For more, please visit Lyved’s popular articles page.


Misc | September 1st, 2012 | Comments Off | View post page →

Thank you!

Thank you everyone! Our Kickstarter project succeeded today.

Thank you for believing in my Grandfather’s dreams and my own dreams.



Misc | July 19th, 2012 | Comments Off | View post page →

3 days left to help fulfill my late Grandfather’s literary dreams on Kickstarter!

Hi Lyved,

I want to first thank you all for reading these updates on my novel’s Kickstarter project and thank you for your support. We just hit a major milestone of 50 backers and now are at 64% of our goal (or $1,284). However, only 3 days remain to achieve the last 36% of our goal.

If you haven’t pledged, please consider doing so to show your support for Lyved and the journey to fulfill my late Grandfather’s literary dreams.

$1 is the lowest pledge level but helps greatly in getting closer to our goal.

$4 is the next pledge level and allows you to receive a copy of To Breathe Free is your choice digital format (epub or mobi).

$8 allows you to receive a copy, as well as a copy for one friend.

$25 allows you to receive 2 copies of To Breathe Free—1 in epub and 1 in mobi—, a copy for a friend, AND you will also receive a limited edition greeting card print of To Breathe Free’s cover art on the front and on the back a handwritten thank you, my signature, and the date.

And lastly for a pledge of $500, you will bring our project to almost 90% of its goal and in return you will receive: 2 copies for yourself, 1 copy for up to 25 family members/friends, a limited edition greeting card print as described above, AND the only printed manuscript of To Breathe Free that I will be using to make handwritten revisions on. Since To Breathe Free is striving to be the first “Great American e-Novel” and will not be available in printed format—now or in the future—this will be a VERY RARE document to own.

To learn more and to pledge, please visit here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tobreathefree/to-breathe-free-the-first-great-american-e-novel

Thank you for everything!


Misc | July 15th, 2012 | Comments Off | View post page →