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The choice is clear. Pick Door #Purple Light

“Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light.”—Bill Murray  It has come to my attention that there are people out there who discount the importance of gratitude. They think it’s beneath them, too Pollyanish. They think it’s important right now […]

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Why life’s speed bumps are not destinations for pitching tents

“We are all gardeners, planting seeds of intention and watering them with attention in every moment of every day.”― Cristen Rodgers Unless you’re a perfect driver (and although I know many people who think they are, I know no one who actually is), you’ve probably encountered a speed bump*, undoubtedly going faster than the posted […]

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Iran, writing a TV series and walking around the world with a teddy bear: the perks of being a writer

“The only book that will change your life is the one you write yourself.”–A quote from my new book (it debuts later this year)  On my list of top three things I love about being a writer is that I get emails from readers. These joyful notes that show up unexpectedly in my inbox come […]

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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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Quit thinking. Start thanking.

“Love, peace, joy, and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.”–Philip Arnold Yesterday on Instagram, I added the #hashtags for the Thank & Grow Rich scavenger hunt. If you’re new to the party, I should probably explain that Thank & Grow Rich is the title of my new book. In it, I offer what […]

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So you want to travel? Here’s how

“The power of gathering inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.” –Alice Waters My vision for this blog is to celebrate what’s possible. To remind myself (and anyone who cares to read along) of all that’s going right in the world. I think it’s important to […]

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Changing the dominant paradigm one thought at a time

“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.” –Glenda Green I’d like to interrupt this blog with an important non-commercial announcement. You are already a master at creating reality. You can’t not be. By virtue of being alive, this power is yours. Like all things […]

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“Everything is lit with hope and sparkles with a gentle friendliness.”—A Course in Miracles

“I tie no weights to my ankles.” –C. JoyBell C When my friend Robbin was a little girl, she had two burning questions: 1. How were the giraffes getting to Kansas? 2. And why don’t we want them peeping in our windows? Every night, Robbin’s mom insisted she close her bedroom windows to avoid….well, Robbin […]

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Abundance, hoarders and why I’m a whole lot richer than #realDonaldTrump.

As many of you may have seen on Facebook, I’ve been celebrating my daughter’s college graduation. Here’s a picture of the two of us in Bermuda long ago. I was there writing an travel article for Tennis magazine and she was my trusty research assistant. At the same time (thanks to the magic of the […]

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Forget your wallet! What’s in your belief system?

“Your personal beliefs create realities. These beliefs are so powerful they either create expansive or entrapping realities over and over.”–Kuan Yin  I am so blessed to get stories from readers of my books. And it is my great privilege to pass them along here on the blog. Here are three that recently caught my attention: […]

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