Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest

Since 2011, I’ve been asking the oldest people among us for their advice on parenting, marriage, divorce, health, happiness. I have found the elder wisdom to be raw, unscripted, unbranded, poignant, and deeply personal.

It probably won’t come to you in short, polished soundbites that you can cut and paste onto social media, but if you ask an elder to share their story, and if you are willing to spend some time and listen to their answer, they will teach you something that you can not learn from even the most successful self-help gurus or the most high-impact business coaches.

Pre-Release #1 on Amazon’s “Grandparenting," "Parenting Boys," and "Aging Parents" Bestseller Lists


Happy Is The New Healthy

Do you remember what you did last Thursday? What about two weeks ago Monday? It’s all a big blur! Our lives are so consumed with emails, telephone calls, errands, social media, texts, and to-do lists that entire days go by without a single moment of joy.

With just the right balance of laughter and wisdom, these thirty-one easily accessible takeaways will inspire you to slow down, stress less, and smile more. Dave’s mission? Celebrate life NOW!

#1 Bestseller on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller List


Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment

From Publisher’s Weekly: "Romanelli shares his Zen approach to happiness in this guide to the care and feeding of a live-the-moment lifestyle: With an informal voice and a game sense of humor, Romanelli shares encounters from his own life-visiting a psychic, lessons learned from a toy poodle-that each come to worthy conclusion, reinforcing his point that peace comes from observation and appreciation, not money or "the view from your balcony." Though a balcony might seem to be a good spot for reflection, Romanelli charges through such minor contradictions, advocating exercises like a daily "spring cleaning" of the mind, and engineering "Now Point" memories-"the moments that stand out in your mind... when change happens, where paths intersect"-using the power of the senses. This lighthearted overview of awareness should provide seekers many ideas; accomplished yogis probably need not apply, though they should enjoy Romanelli's enthusiasm: "A moment, thoroughly enjoyed, takes you drifting through the past, sailing across the present, coasting into the future.”

#1 Bestseller on Amazon’s Self-Help Bestseller List