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222 Forever: Celebrating Taz with 3 New Projects

“Let us not look for you only in memory. You would want us to find you in presence, beside us when beauty brightens, when kindness glows and music echoes eternal tones.”– John O’Donohue Yes, my friends, it’s here. The auspicious date for announcing the 2020 recipients of Taz Grout’s 222 Foundation. Every year, to honor […]

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Let’s build a brand new table

“You are a creative genius who came here to express yourself.”—Esther Hicks I mentioned in yesterday’s blog my intention for everyone (no exceptions) to get a seat at the table. But I decided an even better intention is to build a whole new table. Which sorta leads to Lesson 21: I am determined to see […]

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Do your art. No matter what. No matter where.

“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You […]

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Create like a kid with a pail of Legos

“Children see magic because they look for it.” ―Christopher Moore When it comes to creativity, all you have to do is channel your inner four-year-old. Preschoolers don’t sit in front of a pail of legos thinking, “Nah! Not feeling it today.” They don’t wonder if they’re talented enough. They don’t question their ability, worry what […]

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The best parenting advice. Ever.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.”–Aldous Huxley Along with potty training and socialization, most parents want to give their children some kind of spiritual training, some kind of guidance into the higher dimensions. Sadly, the most popular spiritual training involves a […]

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It’s time to spin love out of the threads of chaos.

“We all collapse a little; may it be toward each other.” — Richard Kenney I was going to blog this morning. Instead I went for a walk to look for God. I decided instead to run this excerpt from my new book. Every time there’s a new mass shooting, I want to run to the […]

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Interesting jobs are the ones you make up

“Without you, the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”—Leo Buscaglia I heard an interview yesterday with Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner who founded Grameen Bank. Like me, he’s on a mission to overturn the dominant paradigm. The current economic model suggests that ambitious, talented people should go to […]

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It’s impossible to fall short of the glory of God

“We are players, actors on many stages. We yearn to wonder, we long to be amazed, to be enthusiastic, to be expressive. In short to be alive. Creativity keeps us creating the life we wish to live.” Matthew Fox Although the term “fake news” is nearly as popular as Despacito, it recently hit me that […]

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Be radical: choose to inject surprise, fun and outrageousness into your day

“There’s power in looking silly. And not caring that you do.”—Amy Poehler “He actually caught himself saying things like “Yippee,” as he pranced ridiculously round the house.” ― Douglas Adams In my new book, Art & Soul, Reloaded, I offer what I call, Zumba for the Soul. These fun, quirky activities, add-on’s to the weekly […]

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Why perfectionism is a no-fly zone

“I am the world’s most disciplined half-ass.”—Elizabeth Gilbert My new book, Art & Soul, Reloaded, is about being a maker. It is my contention that we are here on Planet Earth to create, to make beautiful things. I believe our greatest longing is to expand the universe, to make things that, until we came along, […]

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