Confessions of a gratitude junky

“It’s the stories we tell ourselves that cause all the problems. If you look reality straight in the eye, you end up a lot less confused.”—Nell Zink So I gave myself an incredible gift over the holidays. It did not feel like a gift at the time. But it so powerfully reinforced everything I believe […]

The freaky math of gratitude

“I will give thanks to you forever and with my whole heart.”—Book of Psalms Between the above quote and the story I’m about to tell, you can probably surmise that I went to church yesterday. A dear friend joined the Unity church here in town so, of course, I went to cheer her on. That’s […]

Love or above

“This whole experiment in pretending to be a human was intended as a light comedy, a stroll in the garden, a cheeky knock-knock joke.”–Matt Cornwall What I’m about to say is so simple that I know for a fact that a lot of you will dismiss it, write it off, roll your eyes and think […]

Unicorns are the national animal of Scotland and other magical things

“When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.”—Hafiz Wow! This is a rather strange admission for a writer to make, but sometimes that’s the only thing I can really say. Wow! Well that and, of course, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have just […]

Let it be beautiful!

“If you allow it, your life will flow into zones of astonishment you could never invent.”–Martha Beck Happy Friday, my wonderful cosmic tribe! I’m heading to Scotland tomorrow so I wanted to check in and tell you how grateful I am for each and every one of you. Please know your support and love keep […]

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 […]