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Feel the beautiful today

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”–Vincent van Gogh Robert Holden, a fellow Hay House author and Course in Miracles teacher from Great Britain, loves to tell stories about his daughter Bo. One day, when she was four, he found her out in the garden, gazing up at the sky. She was […]

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The continuing dress rehearsal in my head

“I’m thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I’ve got one. I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony – and my daughter Grammy.”- Noah Wyle Alessia Cara, the 21-year-old Canadian pop singer who just won the Grammy for Best New Artist, is living proof of one of my top ten maxims: “We […]

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Like a room without a roof

“My whole life has been an effort to find freedom—freedom from myself, freedom from my own fears.”—Helen Mirren As a journalist, I was taught that the lede (the opening paragraph) of any story is my big chance to catch a reader’s attention. Tell them who, what, where, when and how—right up front. Course in Miracles […]

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Yesterday: a tragedy and comedy all in one blog

“Keep it light, so light that the pull of old, sad stories cannot keep you from playing, dancing—cannot hold you down.” –Toni Labagh My mind is like the jukebox in a sticky, smoke-filled bar. It has been playing the same old records for years. Yesterday it kept dropping quarters in the Country & Western slot. […]

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Taking the wrecking ball to worn out mental constructs

“There comes a point when you know, without doubt, without hesitation, that you cannot go back to your old life. You cannot be who you once were and also have a new life with new riches.”— Julie McIntyre The past sometimes comes in handy. Like when I’m ordering a pair of sneakers on Zappo’s. Eliminates […]

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The mental dialog and what to do about it

“If used properly, the same mental voice that has been a source of worry, distraction and general neurosis can be the launching ground for true spiritual awakening.”—Michael Singer If there was a loud speaker projecting the voice in my head, I would have been committed years ago. This insistent voice rarely, if ever, stops yammering. […]

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How to get past the bouncer of your limited thinking

“Enlightenment is the unlearning of the thought system that dominates the planet.”—Marianne Williamson Picture a big, muscle-bound bouncer, a Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson type. His arms are crossed and he’s got that “no way, no how” look on his face. Anyone with a lick of sense can figure out it’d be best to come back […]

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Finally! A year of unremitting miracles

“If I have a problem I cannot seem to walk away from, there is a belief or thought, an obstruction of flow to the Presence of Truth.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell Rapturous New Year, my friends!!! When I wrote E-Cubed, I begged Hay House to print it upside down. I requested this unconventional layout to make the point […]

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#Metoo Why I’m escaping the abusive relationship of my ego and its pernicious henchmen

“Your story doesn’t hold a candle to who you really are?”—John O’Donohue I’ve heard all the stories: Weinstein, CK, yada, yada! And here’s what I know. There’s not a misogynist alive that’s half as bad as the abuser in my brain. Perhaps you know him? The voice that tells me and everybody else that’s living […]

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Dissolving blocks with the old gratitude 1-2

“We need radical curiosity and reverent pranks, voracious listening and ferocious thanks.”–Rob Brezsny I’m the kind of person that replies to comments on my blog with exclamation points. I get unreasonably excited about silly things. Like my recent stare-down with a blue heron or my front yard’s crepe myrtles that are really showing off right […]

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