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Are you willing to allow the possibility of an unrecognizable new world?

“I signed up for the Olympics of internal freedom and happiness.”—Grace Bell Will Smith once said that all successful people have the delusional quality of believing something different can happen. Most of us, instead, get stuck in expectation loops. We continue looking for and expecting the same things as yesterday. But here’s the thing. Today […]

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Make sure to claim your blessing this weekend

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.”–Calvin & Hobbes When it comes to manifesting miracles, there’s really just one hindrance. It’s the same obstacle whether you’re trying to draw in a new Lexus or attract a soul mate. Instead of using our imaginations, we rely on what we know now, what […]

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Why I believe in singing to the choir

“Let no sorrow abate your joy today, no fear disturb your peace. Bring happiness to everyone who looks on you and sees your happy face.”—A Course in Miracles First, a hearty shout out to all of you who kindly objected to Adam Grant’s reporting that the average Joe believes Pollyannas are 14 percent less intelligent […]

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Ode to a Grecian Urn, the Universe and my possibility posse

“If your mind isn’t cluttered with unnecessary things, this could be the best day of your life.”—The Zing AKA Ethan Hughes I’m officially screwed. According to Wharton prof Adam Grant, people who criticize are typically rated 14 percent more intelligent than people who gush in gratitude like I do. But you know what? I’ll bet […]

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Why gratitude is the best game in town

“The universe is programmed for your joy.”–Marianne Williamson As a devotee of A Course in Miracles, I go through its 365 lessons every year, starting January 1. Right now, the lessons are teaching me about grievances and how every time I have one, I block the light, I block the miracles, I block the truth. […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 23

“Goodness is the truth. Our lives are eternal, perfect, complete, harmonious and always in balance. Dwell on that truth, that unchangeable presence.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell I get interviewed a lot. One of the common questions is “What kind of goals do you set for yourself?” And sometimes my interviewers scratch their head with my answer. It usually […]

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What marvelous thing might I create today?

“What is the most important thing we can think about in this most extraordinary moment?”–Buckminster Fuller I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again. The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the questions you ask. The universe will always match you question for question. Sadly, most of the questions […]

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Why you should always invite the universe to pull rabbits out of hats

“There’s no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.”–Will Smith I just returned from the 7500-island country of the Philippines. I spoke to the Pampanga Medical Society, gave a couple playshops and had an amazingly awesome time. Some of you may have seen a few of the pictures on Facebook. […]

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”—Arthur Conan Doyle

“Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could really assert itself?”—David Levithan I’m a journalist, trained, degreed, the whole nine yards. In fact, I stated my illustrious journalism career at the Kansas City Star, the same newspaper where Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney started their road to fame. The last few years, […]

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Note to self: Feed and water happy thoughts today

“Perception selects, and makes the world you see.”–Course in Miracles Who in their right mind would walk into a restaurant, take a look at the menu and order the dish they least desire? Likewise, who would go shopping at Nordstrom’s and opt to carry the rack’s ugliest outfit up to the sales counter? Yet, that’s […]

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