by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

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If You Really Want To Hear About It…

“What’s Holden doing right now?” I asked my mom.

A few months before her birthday, I overheard her say to someone that she wanted to reread the holiest of hollies, The Catcher In The Rye.

So, that’s the gift I gave her. Paperback, non kindle, with the original cover. Like a 60’s Corvette Stingray, a goddamn classic.

“He just got beat up in a hotel room,” my mom answered.

“Ahh, and now he’s pretending to have bullet wounds in the gut,” I said smiling.

After watching me flick through the book for a few seconds she said, “He’s a real sick kid that Holden Caulfield.”

“He’s not a sick kid,” I said defending him but actually defending myself. “He’s in a sick world.”

Raise high the roof beam,

The Right Isn’t Right


Let’s Stop Sucking

Mark my words – the people who incessantly whine about this snowy winter, are the same people who will say in a couple of months, “It’s such a humid, gross summer.”

And when you fantasize about winning the hundred million dollar Powerball jackpot, they’re always the ones to say, “Do you know how much they’ll take in taxes?”

However, I shouldn’t cast too many stones because I’m not entirely innocent. From time to time, I witness a few complaints escaping from my own lips as well.

Are we ever content with anything?

I’m on the verge of giving sermons on mounts about weight loss coffee (because it works for everyone I share it with), but I’m also convinced we need to go on a collective diet.

Forget about carbs or hydrogenated fats for a moment. What we need to do, is to keep ourselves from ingesting negativity.

Because you are what you eat and we need to substitute those empty calories with nutrient dense gratitude.

Let’s take a 24-hour challenge. For the next day, let’s replace any complaint in our head with a simple, “thank you.”

It’s called Active Appreciation and I swear it will change your life.

I swear it will.

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
– Meister Eckhart

In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success


Oh Shit, What Have I Started?

“I just ordered the weight loss coffee from your website. It better work.”

That’s a message I recently received from a woman on Facebook. She ended it with a winky face, but I could tell she was being more serious than playful.

Instead of feeling excited, I automatically thought, “Oh shit, what have I started?”

This woman is in England and I’d rather not be leading people astray on two continents.

I’ve been a little nervous about this and have been keeping my fingers crossed every time I check my messages on Facebook, which I do, FYI, all day, everyday. Like a goddamn junkie.

But so far, the correspondence has been quite cordial.

I say stuff like, “You know we kicked the living shit out of you guys twice.”

She thought I was referring to the Olympics.

I said, “No, I mean once in 1776 and then again in 1812. I hope you’ve learned your lesson.”

To which she said, “The house I live in is older than your country.”

Touché Miss Moneypenny. Touché.

Her beautiful house, pictured below, was built in 1736.

Thankfully, I woke up this morning to a message from her which read, “Gabe I’ve lost weight, I can’t tell you how much because I don’t own any scales, neither have I weighed myself, but lets just say a few pounds!”

I think she said “pounds” for my benefit. Because, don’t they say kilos over there? Or stones or quid or pence or something like that? Silly Brits should learn their own language already.

Anyway, she’s only been drinking the weight loss coffee for about a week and she already feels and looks slimmer.

So now it’s officially official. I know I’m doing a good thing by spreading the word and I’m never going to question it again.

Back here in the States, my friend who lost six pounds in eleven days is now down nine pounds.

North America: check

Europe: check

Who’s next?

Click here to see what Dr. Oz said about it


Down 6 Pounds in 11 Days

My friend lost six pounds in eleven days – just by drinking weight loss coffee.

Six pounds. Eleven days. Didn’t change his diet. Didn’t hit the gym like Arnold.

Totally crazy.

Two weeks ago I told his wife, who’s also my friend, about the breadcrumbs leading to this, and she, very skeptically, ordered coffee to support me.

Today she texted me, “Get this – My husband weighed himself this morning… He lost 6 freakin lbs!!!”

I’ve heard many stories like this, but until today, they were just stories I wanted to believe.

Thankfully, my belief has graduated to knowledge.

I’m so grateful I forced myself to take the leap of faith when I did.

And, an FYI to all of the people in Indiana – this friend of mine has joined forces with me and if you know it or not, you’ll all be buying weight loss coffee from her in the near future.

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
– Saint Augustine


Weight Loss Coffee?

Across the river and through the woods, a winding trail of breadcrumbs brought me to weight loss coffee.

Actual breadcrumbs?

No, not really.

In my book Live Like A Fruit Fly, I described how the universe leaves clues for us. Clues, signs, and serendipities to help navigate this seemingly chaotic life of ours. Lifting from Hansel and Gretel, I named these “coincidences”, breadcrumbs.

The more I remember to look for breadcrumbs, the more I find. And that’s the fact Jack.

A trail of breadcrumbs lead me to writing for the Miami Herald for eight years, another trail secured an endorsement from Deepak Chopra, and a recent road delivered me to…


Before I continue, let me just say that most people thought I was out of my mind for pursuing a career in writing.

They’d say things like, “Are you out of your mind? It’s almost impossible to get published!”

And they were right, I was completely out of my mind. Thankfully, for me, I was completely in my heart and followed its prompts and nudges without exception. So I’ll be damned if I ignore breadcrumbs now – regardless of how ridiculous they first might seem to myself or others.

Without further ado, the most recent road of breadcrumbs lead me, one by one, to weight loss coffee.

The needle scratches off the record…

Yes, weight loss coffee. Weight loss coffee that actually works.

First, I randomly read an article about a coffee company that sold a soothing brew.

Then, a packet of another brand of coffee ended up on my kitchen table (my mom’s Zumba teacher gave it to her).

After a bit of research, I found that this other brand contained an ingredient Dr. Oz says is, “The holy grail of weight loss.”

And that it, “Might just be the most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss research.”

A few days later, while scrounging around my sister’s kitchen for a bite to eat, I discovered an entire box of this coffee (my sister’s friend swears by it).

Weeks pass and I end up talking to a guy who grew up with my best friend from college. This guy “coincidentally” is a rep for this coffee company and is making Fortune 500, CEO money.

There was only one thing left to do – taste it.

I was hoping to hate it so I could stop following this trail of breadcrumbs but the universe had others plans.

I loved it. Delish.

And not only that, my tummy is getting flatter. With less of that awful bloating that’s been haunting me like the Ghost Of Christmas Past all my adult life.

And just maybe – this blog post is a breadcrumb for you.

Watch the Dr. Oz episode that convinced me here:

Live like a fruit fly,

In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success


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