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Why you should always say yes to fun. No exceptions

“What has trapped you in a belief system that says your ecstasy can only come when you have certain physical stimuli in place? We want you to understand that ecstasy is your birthright. It is not something that exists outside of you.”—Daniel Scranton A new member of yesterday’s power posse sent around the above quote. […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 11

“You can’t buy happiness with the currency of unhappiness.”—James Altucher I adore books. Makes sense, right? I’m an author. Every now and then, I fall so madly in love with a book that I simply have no choice but to insist that everyone I know read it. I just found such a book. It’s called […]

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Why you should always get your hopes up

“You know what I am? I’m a dust magnet!” –Pig-Pen A friend of mine raises money for the Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit working to address climate change. I, too, am addressing climate change, but not the big, global kind. The climate change I’m most interested in is the climate within my own energetic field. […]

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Why I always “sign up” for happiness

“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week. 1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is […]

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It’s T.G.I.M. and I’ll blog if I want to

“Joy is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.’—Jon Krakauer Okay, so I saw this picture. And it reminded me of me. Or at least the me that sometimes pouts, the me that sometimes forgets to look […]

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“If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.” –Bob Basso

“I realize humor isn’t for everyone. Just for those who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive.”—Anne Wilson Schaef My daughter is home for spring break which means I’ve got lattes to drink, movies to see, new restaurants to try. So just two quick questions to start the week: 1. Are you consciously […]

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Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full.

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment: “His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your […]

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to praise and celebrate.”—Oprah

“I will never again cast a curse on myself.”–Rob Brezsny It’s TGIF, boos. Time to get out and celebrate. Time to remember how lucky you are, time to give praise to the highest of holies. As my mentor, Rob Brezney would say, “Let’s break open the forbidden happiness.” Sure, I have a to-do list. In […]

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Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense.

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.” –Kenny Loggins Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind spot. Not only are there millions of people to love (forget your quest to […]

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Choosing to be happy and have fun is a revolutionary act

“One thing I’ve learned. Never set limits on yourself, not in the race, not in life. You may not win every battle, you may not win every race, but there is glory to be found in any worthwhile human endeavor.” –Hobart Brown Hobart Brown, a metal sculpture artist, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize […]

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