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What the BANANAS, Part II

“When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.”–Ursula K. Le Guin  As I mentioned in my new book, Thank and Grow Rich, I have inadvertently become a PR person for the universe. The perks, as you can imagine, are many, but the best thing about this job […]

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Too blessed to be stressed

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.”– Buddha Happy Thanksgiving week, my fine-feathered friends. To commemorate this holiday that I like to celebrate every day, I’m posting stories that have recently popped into my inbox. This one came yesterday, reminding us that “Thank you” is always the correct answer. And that we […]

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“We need a million Martin Luther Kings to show up right now.”—Kyle Cease

“The brain, as smart as it is, is also kinda stupid.”–Pete Holmes Today, in one of my posses, we were talking about the brain’s Reticular Activating system (RAS). It’s about the size of a gumdrop, it’s located at the base of the brain stem and its job is to sort and evaluate incoming data. It […]

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I vote for love

“Use the present to be free.”—A Course in Miracles The emails imploring me to comment on the election are starting to pile up. I’m getting questions. How can we be grateful? What do we do now? So I get it. Tag, I’m it. My Course lesson today is “I seek a future different from the […]

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Do something wonderful today

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”–Albert Schweitzer  Hey party people, I’ve missed you. I’ve been in Ojai, California away from digital stimulation. While I happily wait for my flight to Orlando and the sure-to-be-magical Soulapalooza, thought I’d offer up a quick blog post. Anytime I’m in California, I think of Stan. Remember the guy […]

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Another trio of tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“Take off your shoes and let yourself go.”–Elvin Bishop My mission remains the same. To be in service to the new story. The story that reminds us we’re all connected–to each other, to the natural world and to the big cosmic mystery. One of the ways I fulfill my purpose is by sharing miracles, by […]

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A Tale of Two Pams

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”―Marcus Aurelius Lately, I’ve been observing the two Pams who live inside my brain. I find it’s helpful to narrow them down, to notice which one’s in charge. First, there’s Blessed Pam. She, of course, notices how lucky she is, how amazingly awesome life is, how […]

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Life doesn’t suck, sh*t doesn’t happen and the glass is 100% 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. Here’s one of my favorite lessons: “His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your never-ending joy.” That’s […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode Can’t Keep Track

“I cannot quite embrace the gods of antiquity. Gods so petty as to feel threatened by human hubris, destroy Babel, chain Prometheus to a rock, etc. Nah. Look around: there are French cheese and wine, Mozart and Bossa Nova, love and sunsets…all ours for the taking. Surely, He/She/It loves us some.”—Vivian Allvin  Life’s many blessings, […]

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Gratitude is my bullet-proof vest

“I wake up curious and every day I’m surprised by something. I try to recognize that surprise every day and say, “That’s a new gift that I got today that I didn’t even know about yesterday.”—Michael J. Fox I was thrilled to learn that Mike Birbiglia keeps a gratitude journal. The comedian whose recent film, […]

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