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There’s nothing to fix

“No exercise is urged except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth.”—A Course in Miracles Since 2012, Jimmy Kimmel has run a “Mean Tweets” segment on his late night talk show. Celebrities ranging from Julia Roberts to Bette Midler to Barack Obama […]

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Love, only love

“The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.”—Rumi Long time, eh? Especially for a writer like me who believes in exercising her creativity on a daily basis. Words have seemed a bit clumsy lately. How can I possibly summarize the journey of the past few months? If anything, I’ve learned death isn’t […]

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The celebration coursing through your body

“You are defined by how great your thoughts are.”—Henry Winkler Henry Winkler won his first Emmy last night for best supporting actor. I have no idea if the 72-year-old actor has even heard of the Course in Miracles, but I do know he uses its principles in every aspect of his life. When he was […]

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Small sign, ginormous implications

“Facts, my dear Sancho, are the enemy of truth.”—Miquel de Cervantes The brain, as cool as it is, mainly serves as a reducing valve. It takes the overwhelming flood of information available and filters it down to a trickle. It’s efficient for survival, I suppose, but it screens out most of life’s wonderment. That’s why […]

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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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