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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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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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Lasering love with the Holy S

“Call everyone to your table of kindness.”–Majaya I’m on travel assignment this week in Quebec, Canada. I’ll be skiing, dog sledding, wolf-watching, ice fishing and lasering love to every person I see. One of the things I love most about the Course is I can do it anywhere. The trick is to not get hung […]

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Reset your frequency

“May I waste my heart on fear no longer.”—John O’Donohue Ask anyone. It’s our eyes that enable us to see. A Course in Miracles begs to differ. It tells me that what I see is a choice. The visual details received and processed by my eyes are a direct result of my thoughts and beliefs. […]

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The Divine Buzz and Me: A Love Story

“A feeling of peace and well-being spread through her veins.”—Ann Patchett While brunching on Saturday, my friend Judy asked if I was up for an experiment. She has been using psychologist Arthur Aron’s 36 questions. It’s a device, according to an essay in the New York Times’ Modern Love column, for accelerating intimacy. I think […]

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Question authority

“You know you got it if it makes you feel good.”–Janis Joplin The first thing I learned in journalism school is “question your source.” Is the source reliable? Knowledgable? Are the “facts” being presented scientifically-provable? This standard journalistic practice is especially useful when deciding which of the voices in the chorus of your head to […]

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Writing a different caption

“There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life.”—John O’Donohue   Each week, The New Yorker, on the last page, offers a blank cartoon. Readers are invited to compose and submit clever captions. This […]

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