Choosing a more nourishing narrative

“What time but now can truth be recognized?”—A Course in Miracles With all the uncertainty right now, it’s tempting to fill in the blanks with despair. When we don’t really know what’s going to happen—with the pandemic, with the economy, with the daily unrest—it’s easy to fast forward to fear. Lately, I’ve been doing just […]

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 […]

It’s time to set your dial on joy, gratitude, peace and love

“You can’t set your dial on disappointment while everything you’ve created is set on joy, gratitude and love.”—Esther Hicks When Jimmy Kimmel was a kid, he was asked to draw a picture of God. Evidently, not an unusual request when you’re educated by nuns in Catholic school. In his beautiful innocence, he drew a dude […]

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 […]

Why I’ve learned to back away from the dials, ma’am

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”–Socrates A friend posted this query on Facebook the other day, “Your best advice in four words or less.” She got lots of great answers. One of my favorites was, “Spread love. Spread love.” While I didn’t post my own four words, I did think about […]

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 […]

The F word and why I use it daily

“Let go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of your mind.”—A Course in Miracles I’ve come up with a test for determining what’s important. If it’s widely misunderstood, it’s probably worth my attention. Case in point: the word “God”—more baggage than a Samsonite store, completely misconceived, the coolest force on […]

Let bliss be your GPS

“I say always listen to your beeps.”—Necie in The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood I have spent my life seeking higher guidance. My favorite joke used to be, “Why doesn’t God work in neon?” I finally learned that God or the universe or whatever name you want to call the Divine Buzz does indeed […]