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Go towards the light

“There’s more joy than I ever knew.”—Mary Karr I’m not psychic, but I’m pretty sure that 100 years from now (hopefully sooner), future generations are going to look back at our belief in separation and limits and wonder, “What were they thinking? How could they be so misinformed?” They’ll scratch their heads at our refusal […]

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GET OUT! Escaping the little house of horrors

“Love has befriended me so completely that it has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” –Hafiz Some people collect salt and pepper shakers. Others, coins or cookie jars. I’m a sucker for a good quote—probably because I’m a writer and adore words and ideas. I […]

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Calling all superheroes!

“We can change the world if we start trusting our own superpowers.” –Nina Hagen Baby Huey, a popular cartoon character when I was growing up, is a naïve, oversized duckling in diapers. Because he has the mentality of a baby, but the size and strength of a sumo wrestler, he  inadvertently knocks things over and […]

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The continuing dress rehearsal in my head

“I’m thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I’ve got one. I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony – and my daughter Grammy.”- Noah Wyle Alessia Cara, the 21-year-old Canadian pop singer who just won the Grammy for Best New Artist, is living proof of one of my top ten maxims: “We […]

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Ditch the commandments. Join the party

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” ― Oprah Winfrey According to Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba, more than 15 million people in more than 180 countries Zumba every week. Why? Because it’s easy (“I wanted it to be something my mother could […]

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Reset your frequency

“May I waste my heart on fear no longer.”—John O’Donohue Ask anyone. It’s our eyes that enable us to see. A Course in Miracles begs to differ. It tells me that what I see is a choice. The visual details received and processed by my eyes are a direct result of my thoughts and beliefs. […]

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So, what’d you do with Pam?

“Joy is the most infallible sign of the existence of God.”— Longtime note on Stephen Colbert’s computer Someone on Facebook asked if any of my books discuss how I became a student of A Course in Miracles. Like many relationships, it started with a meet and greet. Someone introduced me to Gerald Jampolsky’s “Love is […]

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We are all Thomas Edison

“There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only the infinite passion of life.”- Federico Fellini In the quantum world, there’s no such thing as absolutes. No one reality is truer than any other. When the observer gets involved, starts looking for certain things, a material world begins to coagulate around their beliefs. […]

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There’s a party going on right here

“A miracle is the answer to any problem.”—Marianne Williamson A Course in Miracles has lots of pages, lots of words, but it boils down to this: once we relinquish our old thought system, love becomes our M.O. and miracles and blessings are all we see. As we let go of the creaky, has-been thought system […]

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The Divine Buzz and Me: A Love Story

“A feeling of peace and well-being spread through her veins.”—Ann Patchett While brunching on Saturday, my friend Judy asked if I was up for an experiment. She has been using psychologist Arthur Aron’s 36 questions. It’s a device, according to an essay in the New York Times’ Modern Love column, for accelerating intimacy. I think […]

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