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You can’t make an elephant purr and other reasons to give up resistance

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”–Cheryl Strayed  Yesterday in the posse, my really wise friend Cindy made the above comment about the futility of resistance. It says it all. When we continue to beat ourselves over the head trying to make that elephant […]

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Let’s get this party started! Calisthenics for big-ass manifesting.

“What’s important is you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart.”—Cheryl Strayed The default setting for most of us is this: life sucks, shit happens and the glass is half-full at best. My work is about cutting off that negative feeding tube and providing a new blueprint—chiefly the TRUTH. That the […]

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Why I’m burning my shame file and starting again in 2016

“Say yes to everything. You never know if it might be a lottery ticket.”–Derek Sivers I’m taking Cheryl Strayed’s advice for 2016–putting myself in the way of beauty. I plan to laugh more, to dance more, to hug more, to give myself more breaks. And I’m officially burning that old shame file (the one where […]

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5 writers. 200,000 donors. A true reason to shout hallelujah! #IStandWithLove

“Love is worth all the hullaballo.”—Cheryl Strayed I didn’t plan to write a blog post this morning. I’m out the door in 5 minutes. But I’m so stoked about this amazing piece of news that I really have no choice. Five writers raised $1 million to help Syrian refugees in a mere 31 hours. That’s […]

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Let’s think up a world no one has thought up yet

“I strongly encourage you to let go of these beliefs. They are inaccurate and melodramatic and they do not serve you.”—Cheryl Strayed When asked “What’s the best predictor for finding a genius?” Buckminster Fuller used to answer, “A good mother.” What he meant by that is if your mother (or your parents in general) believed […]

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“Let’s get out our leg warmers and dance our asses off.” –Vince Vaughn

“There is a path toward the light. The one that goes blink, blink, blink inside your chest when you know what you’re doing is right. Listen to it. Trust it. Let it make you stronger than you are.”–Cheryl Strayed I just returned from a glorious 10 days in Peru. Visited Machu Picchu and Cuzco, stayed […]

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Be recklessly generous and relentlessly kind, Redeux

“All right is almost always where we eventually land, even if we fuck up entirely along the way.”–Cheryl Strayed I love that advice and decided to headline today’s blog post with those words of wisdom, not because it’s exactly the topic I’ll be discussing, but because those two intentions match mine. My topic today is […]

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Let’s get this party started! Calisthenics for big-ass manifesting.

“What’s important is you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart.”—Cheryl Strayed I’ve been yammering on about the default setting in our little pea-brains, the blueprint that erroneously says, “life is hard, shit happens and the glass is half empty.” So I’ve been encouraging us to cut off THAT negative feeding […]

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“Be your best, most gigantic self.”—Cheryl Strayed

“We are invited by the future to step it up.”—Marianne Williamson Even if I didn’t believe in the power of thought BEFORE I wrote E-Squared (and, of course, I did, that’s why I wrote it), there is no way I could, with a straight face, deny it now. Miracles are SO prevalent and manifestations so […]

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“A better world is sitting, literally, right in front of us.”–Tom Shadyac

“I strongly encourage you to let go of these beliefs. They are inaccurate and melodramatic and they do not serve you.”—Cheryl Strayed When asked “What’s the best predictor for finding a genius?” Buckminster Fuller used to answer, “A good mother.” What he meant by that is if your mother (or your parents in general) believed […]

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