Your Soul Food for Friday November 5, 2021: A Heartfelt Tribute to Dr. Danny Friedland

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

A Heartfelt Tribute to Dr. Danny Friedland: Living Well From Within

With Danny recording an episode of the Community Spotlight Show with Drew Schlosberg on Purpose-Driven Leadership

This past weekend we lost another great soul- the inestimable Dr. Danny Friedland; physician, healer, teacher, founding chair of the largest integrative health organization in the country, author of “Leading Well from Within”, executive coach, loving spouse and father, and so much more after nearly a year long struggle with brain cancer.

About 11 months ago, Danny and I recorded this impactful interview when he was fully dialed in to making every day count.

About halfway in, you can capture the full expression of wisdom and passion.

Full of gems and wisdom, here are some examples:

  • Your suffering right now might well be your gift to awaken your own self compassion and kindness.
  • Beating up on yourself does not serve you or humanity, but in your own self compassion arises the capacity to serve others around you!
  • We claim our personal transformation only for the purpose of giving it away in the spirit of your own self-actualization.

Danny unpacks his Personal Vow: “I vow to live my life from home, and when I get lost, find my way back and to inspire others to live from their homes too”. This is a powerful example of a direct apprehension of reality and a true embodiment of his wisdom and spirit.

Danny also reminds us that the root of the word health is not just wholeness but also holy.

I hope you enjoy this sacred conversation with a great soul I was blessed to know and learn from!

Hug your loved ones…

A Blessed Holy Conversation with Neville Billimoria, SVP of Mission Federal Credit Union | Day 36 – YouTube

Tribute Video:

Here is a tribute vid we put together for Dr. Danny and his family:

Leading Well From Within:

Here is a link to Danny’s book. Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership eBook : Friedland MD, Daniel: Kindle Store

Lastly, Danny would want us to celebrate every day and live fully!

This performance should inspire us to do just that…

Sting performing “Brand New Day” live with Stevie Wonder at his 60th Birthday concert in NYC:

Sting with Stevie Wonder – Brand New Day (Sting 60th Birthday) – YouTube

Thanks this week go to Dr. Danny- gone but not forgotten- his beloved family, and to conscious leaders past, present and future touched by his life work.

Remember leadership is not a position, it’s a decision.

Choose LOVE!

Please pay it forward as you live, love, learn and leave a legacy!



“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.

I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy.”

Rabindranath Tagore

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