Stay close to the love

“Everything rises to truth.”—Emma Curtis Hopkins Oh my gosh, you guys! I’m super excited and grateful and well, I probably oughta warn you right now: this post may get a bit annoying. For one thing, I’m heading out tomorrow on my first travel assignment in a really long time. I’m going to the Yerkes Observatory […]

Thoughts are not real, Part II

“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” — Lao Tzu So I’m sitting in a little café called El Gato Feo. For those who know Spanish, please know it’s only a joke. There’s no such thing as an ugly cat. Just like there’s no such thing as an ugly reality. There’s […]

Just the facts, ma’am

“Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And I took my old body out into the morning to sing.”—Mary Oliver Tech companies around the globe are vying for our attention. They know our collective attention is worth big bucks and they’re doing everything they can to capture it and hold it–the more minutes […]

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 87

“Come alive with your life. This is the time. We are the people.”–Jean Houston Long time readers may remember that I wrote a blog series with the above title. In these effusive, unrestrained episodes I detailed why I feel so incredibly blessed. Three years ago, I stopped using that particular title. It didn’t seem quite […]

Rejoice and be glad

“I like to keep my nose to the joy trail.”—Buffy Sainte-Marie When Taz was young, before she started kindergarten, I often started our day with this game plan from Psalms 118:24. “This is the day the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Now that I think about it, this spontaneous outburst was […]

Loving this incarnation more every day.

“Sadly, there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild.” — Willie Nelson One of the many perks of my job is getting beautiful thoughts from beautiful people. As ya’ll know, I get lots of emails with lots of great stories. The other day (maybe yesterday, I forget), this post came in […]

Still swimming in the waves

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.”–Voltaire Happy Thursday, my brilliant beauties. A series called False Positive (I haven’t watched it, don’t even know what it’s about) recently debuted on Hulu. But the title got me thinking how often we invest in the opposite: false […]

Escape from the trance

“To save the planet, we don’t need technological breakthroughs or vast amounts of capital. Essentially, we need a radical change in our thinking and behavior.” – Rob Hopkins German mystic Meister Eckhart said, “God is at home. It is we who have gone out for a walk.” Because we are distracted by a long litany […]

Sit. Feast on your life.

“If we seek beauty, it will spill into our lives.”—Mary Pipher So the title of this post “Sit. Feast on your life” came, not from a self-help book, but from my daughter Taz’s bedroom wall. Being an artist myself, I allowed her to decorate her room however she chose. She drew a three-foot, eerily-accurate octopus […]

My secret weapon

“Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.” — Kurt Vonnegut First of all, I’ve got to gush about all the AMAZING visions y’all (yes, I was born in Kentucky) added to our planetary vision board yesterday. Thank you SO MUCH! That’s why I love possibility posses where all of us join […]