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Notes from the frontiers of magic and enchantment

“When they go low, we go high.”–Michelle Obama You know that declaration I make every morning? That something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today. Well, yesterday I was minding my own business after a fun breakfast with my pickleball pals and I get a message from an editor at People magazine. “I […]

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Quit thinking. Start thanking.

“Love, peace, joy, and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.”–Philip Arnold Yesterday on Instagram, I added the #hashtags for the Thank & Grow Rich scavenger hunt. If you’re new to the party, I should probably explain that Thank & Grow Rich is the title of my new book. In it, I offer what […]

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Why I switched my morning newspaper habit

“Too many blessings, too little appreciation.”–Don Henley So yesterday, a guy from England tweeted this: “Switched my morning online news paper reading to ‪@PamGrout’s blog instead. It’s a much nicer experience.” That might just be the nicest thing anybody ever said about me. And it gives me hope that our team is expanding. Our team […]

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So you want to travel? Here’s how

“The power of gathering inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.” –Alice Waters My vision for this blog is to celebrate what’s possible. To remind myself (and anyone who cares to read along) of all that’s going right in the world. I think it’s important to […]

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Changing the dominant paradigm one thought at a time

“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.” –Glenda Green I’d like to interrupt this blog with an important non-commercial announcement. You are already a master at creating reality. You can’t not be. By virtue of being alive, this power is yours. Like all things […]

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Why it’s time to be recklessly generous and relentlessly kind

“We need a million Martin Luther Kings to show up right now.”—Kyle Cease Josh Radnor, the guy who played Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, is one of my heroes. He meditates daily and knows the inner landscape (not the trappings of Hollywood) is the important thing. I thought it would be a […]

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Why I remain optimistic

“Birds in my backyard aren’t on their cell phones. Aren’t stewing over politics. They’re singing their hearts out in celebration of a new day.”—Tweet I recently sent I have been accused of being naïve, a Pollyanna, a ridiculous fool. “Haven’t you seen the headlines?” my naysayers roll their eyes.  “Are you ignoring what’s going on […]

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“What’s possible” is far more important than “what is”

 “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem  I love Michael Beckwith’s recent description of the mass media. He called it a “weapon of mass deception.” He also said that instead of calling it news, we should call it “olds” […]

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All you gotta do is ask

“We did not come to this beautiful, abundant Earth to suffer and go without all the good things that life has to offer.’—Tony Burroughs One of my greatest pleasures is sharing miracle stories. Here are two that recently dropped into my inbox. Enjoy!!! Story #1: “A very good friend of mine mentioned your E2 and […]

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Dilbert, doing affirmations and discovering your passion

“Life is a closet filled with pool toys.”—Amy Poehler If you’ve read E-Squared, you might remember that I used affirmations to launch my freelance writing career. I even sent myself postcards with reminders that, “I, Pam Grout, am a great writer.” “I, Pam Grout, have what it takes to sell to New York editors.” So […]

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