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Talking and thinking trash no more

“The bliss, the wisdom, the creativity, the laughter, the friendships, the joy, the serenity and peace that have been, for the most part, seen as an impossible dream will become your most ordinary state of being.”– The Way of Mastery Talking trash in my family was a definite no-no. Just saying the word “butt” was […]

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The two words to avoid whenever possible

“Let go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of your mind.”—A Course in Miracles I’ve talked about the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. And I’ve shared the two magic words I use when I’m feeling off. Today I’d like to share two words that, spoken together, tend […]

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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 Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Here’s my favorite post for this most auspicious day. Enjoy! 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 […]

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Go towards the light

“There’s more joy than I ever knew.”—Mary Karr I’m not psychic, but I’m pretty sure that 100 years from now (hopefully sooner), future generations are going to look back at our belief in separation and limits and wonder, “What were they thinking? How could they be so misinformed?” They’ll scratch their heads at our refusal […]

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Super God to the rescue

“It didn’t really come up that much, the need to yodel.”—Elizabeth Berg When George Eastman introduced the first commercially-available camera in 1888, he had a goal. He wanted to make photography “an everyday affair.” Or as his company Eastman-Kodak later rephrased it, to make it as “convenient as a pencil.” Their marketing slogan was: “You […]

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It’s all a gift

“We can be scared, we can be angry, we can be hopeful, we can be sad. We can be all these things and have company in it. –David Wilcox I’m home from my magical trip to Canada and decided to read a few of the comments. One, that I felt compelled to answer immediately, seemed […]

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GET OUT! Escaping the little house of horrors

“Love has befriended me so completely that it has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” –Hafiz Some people collect salt and pepper shakers. Others, coins or cookie jars. I’m a sucker for a good quote—probably because I’m a writer and adore words and ideas. I […]

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You are incredibly precious

“O God, help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is.”–Macrina Wiederkehr In the interest of time (I don’t want to miss the maple crepes at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello), I’m going to offer you the beautiful words of Macrina Wiederkehr, a Benedictine nun from Arkansas: “You are incredibly precious! […]

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The rumble in the jungle inside my head

“If you sucked all the thoughts out of your head, you’d find nothing but peace.”—Jill Whalen “Wonder what we’re having for dinner?’ “I knew I should have shaved. My massage therapist has got to be grossed out by my hairy legs.” “Are those birds chirping on the CD or are they outside?’ The above is […]

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Calling all superheroes!

“We can change the world if we start trusting our own superpowers.” –Nina Hagen Baby Huey, a popular cartoon character when I was growing up, is a naïve, oversized duckling in diapers. Because he has the mentality of a baby, but the size and strength of a sumo wrestler, he  inadvertently knocks things over and […]

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