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Get on the enlightenment fast track

“Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book.”— WALT WHITMAN A reader emailed me this morning to regretfully admit that, alas, she was unable to faithfully execute the hourly reminders requested in the Course workbook. I had to chuckle because a) In 20 years of doing the Course, I […]

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3 thought-twisters that slow down fun and joy

“Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill.” –Rob Brezsny Merriam-Webster just announced the addition of 850 new words to their dictionary. My favorite, coined by a writer of The Simpsons, is embiggen (to make bigger or more expansive). That’s what I think A Course in […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 124

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual”—Henry David Thoreau Facebook reminded me this morning of a memory from a year ago. It was a photo of my daughter and me riding horses at the Great Pyramids of Egypt. While that was an epic moment and I’m over-the-moon grateful that […]

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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 […]

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Becoming the Warren Buffet of Happiness

“I made the decision to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.”–Patch Adams   Somebody asked me about the waving cat on the cover of the new book. Maneki-neko, as the ubiquitous cat is known in Japan, is a lucky charm […]

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The 5 kinds of capital that out-trump financial capital

“The spiritual lens—even just the nightly gratitude list–is starting to rewrite the story of my life. I feel like I have been snatched out of the fire, salvaged, saved.”—Mary Karr  You might have seen my post on Facebook, where I gushed in glee about my new book. Hay House, my publisher, moved up the pub […]

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Why I believe in being unconstitutionally happy

“People and circumstances don’t make me happy. I can get there all by myself.”—Carla from my gratitude posse   When texting her three blessings a couple days ago, Carla wrote that she was grateful for “unconstitutional happiness.” She quickly amended it, explained that autocorrect changed what was supposed to be “unconditional happiness” to “unconstitutional happiness.” […]

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Lessons learned on the pity pot

“You move away from reality when you believe there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” –Byron Katie Okay, so I’ve been a bit blah this week, not really motivated to do much. I laid under my down comforter, read, called friends, worried about stuff. And this morning I woke up realizing what a powerful lesson […]

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Thank God it’s Monday

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln If you don’t like what’s happening in your life, stop giving it your undivided attention. Every day is a brand new day with exciting new possibilities. What happened in the past has no bearing on today unless you continue to stare at […]

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Why you should always say yes to fun. No exceptions

“What has trapped you in a belief system that says your ecstasy can only come when you have certain physical stimuli in place? We want you to understand that ecstasy is your birthright. It is not something that exists outside of you.”—Daniel Scranton A new member of yesterday’s power posse sent around the above quote. […]

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