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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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Confessions of a bleeding heart liberal

“Shall we let the election be the big bang of our national universe, the time we let our differences send us flying apart? Shall we let terror simplify the world to good and evil? Or shall we lean toward one another, recognize our need, and cherish all magnetic nudges toward inclusion?”—Kim Stafford  I cheered for […]

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Get your boom box on the right frequency and call in miracles

“The universe that constantly spins out new galaxies wants to shine through you, to speak through you, to expand through you.”—A tweet I tweeted out this morning Elizabeth Gilbert tells a funny story in her book, Big Magic. She was working as a cook on a ranch in Wyoming. She was drinking beer one night […]

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Walk a mile in the moccasins of wonder and awe

“You’re here to localize a cosmic celebration.”—Michael Beckwith  You’ve probably heard the proverb, “Do not judge a man until you walk two moons (or a mile) in their moccasins.” So today, I’d like to give you a little taste of what it’s like to walk in the moccasins of the Field of Potentiality–or the universe, […]

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The most dangerous 4-letter word in the English language

“Once you get your thinking clean, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs We were talking about New Year’s resolutions in one of my power posses last week. It reminded me of this blog post I wrote several years ago. Today, I’d like to address the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. This word that […]

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Happy Dancing, all around

“Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” ― Leo Buscaglia  My friend Joyce recently reminded me of a story Leo Buscaglia used to tell about a Sunday school class who was putting on a big performance for their parents. Everyone was given a part. The youngest girl, who couldn’t […]

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Magic is afoot…in Egypt, in Bhutan and anywhere you happen to be right now

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”– Aldous Huxley Joyous Friday, my friends. I’m back from two amazing weeks in Egypt. If we’re friends on Facebook, you may have seen some of the pictures. I’ve been mulling over the millions of things I could share. I could recount my adventures, […]

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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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“We need a million Martin Luther Kings to show up right now.”—Kyle Cease

“The brain, as smart as it is, is also kinda stupid.”–Pete Holmes Today, in one of my posses, we were talking about the brain’s Reticular Activating system (RAS). It’s about the size of a gumdrop, it’s located at the base of the brain stem and its job is to sort and evaluate incoming data. It […]

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