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What the BANANAS, Part II

“When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.”–Ursula K. Le Guin  As I mentioned in my new book, Thank and Grow Rich, I have inadvertently become a PR person for the universe. The perks, as you can imagine, are many, but the best thing about this job […]

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Too blessed to be stressed

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.”– Buddha Happy Thanksgiving week, my fine-feathered friends. To commemorate this holiday that I like to celebrate every day, I’m posting stories that have recently popped into my inbox. This one came yesterday, reminding us that “Thank you” is always the correct answer. And that we […]

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Another trio of tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“Take off your shoes and let yourself go.”–Elvin Bishop My mission remains the same. To be in service to the new story. The story that reminds us we’re all connected–to each other, to the natural world and to the big cosmic mystery. One of the ways I fulfill my purpose is by sharing miracles, by […]

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A Tale of Two Pams

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”―Marcus Aurelius Lately, I’ve been observing the two Pams who live inside my brain. I find it’s helpful to narrow them down, to notice which one’s in charge. First, there’s Blessed Pam. She, of course, notices how lucky she is, how amazingly awesome life is, how […]

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Gratitude is my bullet-proof vest

“I wake up curious and every day I’m surprised by something. I try to recognize that surprise every day and say, “That’s a new gift that I got today that I didn’t even know about yesterday.”—Michael J. Fox I was thrilled to learn that Mike Birbiglia keeps a gratitude journal. The comedian whose recent film, […]

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Important news flash: There is only one problem left in the world.

“Through His power and glory all your wrong decisions are undone completely, releasing you and your brothers from every imprisoning thought.” —A Course in Miracles This will probably come as a shock, but there is only one problem in the world today. Despite all its many wily manifestations, this one problem is the same for […]

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You can’t make an elephant purr and other reasons to give up resistance

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”–Cheryl Strayed  Yesterday in the posse, my really wise friend Cindy made the above comment about the futility of resistance. It says it all. When we continue to beat ourselves over the head trying to make that elephant […]

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More tales from the frontiers of magic and miracles

“I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Today, according to my Scrabble buddy Christine Smith, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day, Opposite Day, Banana Day and Wonderful Weirdoes Day. It’s also the perfect day to share a few new stories. Enjoy! 1. “I’d […]

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Today is my book’s birthday and I’ll dance if I want to

“Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.” — Martin H. Fischer I am so incredibly excited about my new book. It officially debuts today. So rather than my normal quick post, I decided to humbly and proudly offer the introduction to Thank and Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and […]

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Why I always sign up for happiness and joy

“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny  NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week. 1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is […]

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