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The anatomy of an illness A.K.A. the ego’s secret weapon

“A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.”—Guy de Maupassant You might have heard that the American Psychiatric Association came out with a new manual this year for diagnosing mental illness. It’s called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and you probably won’t be surprised to learn […]

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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”—Frank Zappa

“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 So, I fell this morning at pickleball, a huge, embarrassing spill right in front of 11 other players. […]

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“Abandon your belief in deprivation.”—Course in Miracles

“Martin Luther King, Jr. never said, “I have a complaint.”—Michael Beckwith Before I head out in my cape and superhero costume (yes, the “Haul of Justice,” the 23rd Superhero Bike Ride starts this weekend), I want to share a couple cool stories. I get reams of these manifestation stories and while I haven’t had time […]

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“Everything is lit with hope and sparkles with a gentle friendliness.”—A Course in Miracles

“I tie no weights to my ankles.” –C. JoyBell C When my friend Robbin was a little girl, she had two burning questions: 1. How were the giraffes getting to Kansas? 2. And why don’t we want them peeping in our windows? Every night, Robbin’s mom insisted she close her bedroom windows to avoid….well, Robbin […]

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Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full.

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment: “His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your […]

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The perks of brazen gratitude, Part II

“You will look upon that which you feel within.”—Course in Miracles It’s Rave Monday, a practice I learned from the inimitable Michelle Dobbins on her Daily Alchemy blog. Giving shout-outs to all the good in your life, more than just a soppy exercise, changes your brain and rewires your neural transmitters. When someone shows up […]

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to praise and celebrate.”—Oprah

“I will never again cast a curse on myself.”–Rob Brezsny It’s TGIF, boos. Time to get out and celebrate. Time to remember how lucky you are, time to give praise to the highest of holies. As my mentor, Rob Brezney would say, “Let’s break open the forbidden happiness.” Sure, I have a to-do list. In […]

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Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.

“What’s the point of being realistic?”–Will Smith My social media mentor says, “Nothing wrong with re-runs.” In other words, if a post is popular and people need to be reminded of something, run it again.So abiding by those words of wisdom and wanting to spend my Saturday having an absolute blast with old friends in […]

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“Truth merely wants to give you happiness, for such its purpose is.”—Course in Miracles

“Lay your interfering thoughts aside.”—Course in Miracles My thoughts provide an endless source of entertainment. Most of the time, they’re busy replaying the past, or constructing a future. Instead of living in “The Holy Now,” where miracles are natural and joy is unstoppable, I put up a barrier. I let the past direct the movie […]

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“My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”–@Anne Lamott

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) […]

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