Just in: My monkey mind officially announces its theme song

“When you get stuck fighting small battles, it makes you small.”—Hank Green You’ve probably heard it: Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” The all-time favorite line of my monkey mind (the Course calls it my ego) is “I like big but’s and I cannot lie.” Monkey mind doesn’t just LIKE big but’s. It throws them out […]

The mysterious case of top-secret collusion

“Nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification. Its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”–David R. Hawkins My mom was a pianist and church organist […]

The Universe and Me: a love story

“Accept but the joyous as truth.”–A Course in Miracles I normally share miracles from readers here on the blog. And while this story involves readers, it concerns three miracles that happened to me. It is only my conceit that believes you might have noticed, but I have been pretty quiet on social media over the […]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers has nothing on the bratty voice inside my head

“The running commentary that dominates my field of consciousness is kind of an asshole.”—Dan Harris, ABC Nightline Co-anchor  My brain is a magnificent instrument. It keeps track of where I left my keys, remembers that 3 times 9 is 27 and files away lessons on how to drive. But it often acts as my #1 […]

4 bald-faced lies that block your joy and power

“The brain’s natural instinct is to judge, but so is the urge to boink the UPS dude.”—Mary Karr  This blog post might come as a bit of a shock. Mainly, because the statement I’m about to make is completely opposite of how we’ve learned to experience life. Ready? It is possible to live in a […]

Dear Depression: Kiss my beautiful, Truth-proclaiming ass

“No one is your enemy except yourself.”–Shannon L. Adler A person very close to me is struggling with depression. Since I once believed I, too, had depression (To borrow a Prince moniker, I now refer to myself as “Joy Previously Masquerading as Sorrow”), I wrote the following letter: Dear________, I’ve been thinking a lot about […]