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The Top 5 Perks of Brazen Gratitude

“Thank you is the best prayer anyone could ever say.”—Alice Walker Frequent flyers to this blog already know I’m playfully at work on a new book about the superpower of gratitude. So thought I’d rerun a post from last year on that very topic. Enjoy! I just finished a story called “Training to Be Superman” […]

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Tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are an unfortunate rumor we can throw overboard at any time

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
–Bob Marley Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through […]

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Invite the Universe to show up in living color

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything you call life was made up by people no smarter than you.”—Steve Jobs As some of you know, I’m full swing into writing my next book. Despite the persistent rumors, it will not be called E-Quadrangle. But it’s in the same vein. It’s […]

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Be recklessly generous and relentlessly kind.

“All right is almost always where we eventually land, even if we fuck up entirely along the way.”–Cheryl Strayed 
I decided to headline today’s blog post with those words of wisdom, not because it’s exactly the topic I’ll be discussing, but because those two intentions match mine. My topic today is Gabrielle Bernstein’s e-Course “God […]

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Change your perception. Change your world

“What keeps the world in chains but your beliefs?” –A Course in Miracles Every town has one. The mumbling guy on the street. The woman in all-black who frequents coffee shops carrying a three-foot cross. Those intriguing characters that always make you wonder.  In Lawrence, Kansas, where I live, we have a whole contingency of […]

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George Washington was wrong. Sometimes it’s essential to tell “a lie”

“Talking about yesterday’s wrongs keeps each detail alive in your memory.”—Tai Moses Janet walked into yesterday’s power posse a bit late. She told us later. “I just love walking in here—it feels like I’m walking through a doorway into magic.” What a cool image! Walking into magic. And that’s what happens every time I open […]

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Why cosmic curveballs only lead to home runs

“Love joins with everything. It doesn’t exclude the monster. It doesn’t avoid the nightmare–it looks forward to it.” –Byron Katie When you think of everything as a miracle, even getting hit by a double decker bus, you’ll be led to a life most extraordinary. Melissa Joy Jonsson, president of Matrix Energetics, was a highly-successful pharmaceutical […]

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Are you terrorizing yourself with your thoughts about food?

“We are all love just looking for a place to happen.”—Esther Hicks I leave for Switzerland in about two hours. I’m giving a workshop in Bern and then I’m off to Norway for a travel assignment. Among other things, I’ll be sleeping in a snow hotel (just one night), enjoying a Viking dinner and viewing […]

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Why unexpected money flows to me

“The world is awash in money.”–Ted Turner I’m reading Tony Robbin’s new book, Master the Money Game. It’s 600 pages of quite fascinating advice. I particularly enjoyed learning that Warren Buffett is a fan of self-improvement guru Dale Carnegie. So it’s not just us spiritual types who are out here getting our woo-woo on. I’ll […]

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Lessons learned on the pity pot

“You move away from reality when you believe there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” –Byron Katie Okay, so I’ve been a bit blah this week, not really motivated to do much. I laid under my down comforter, read, called friends, worried about stuff. And this morning I woke up realizing what a powerful lesson […]

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