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You can never say “I love you” too often

“In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert Every time I took off on a flight, I texted Tasman to tell her I loved her. You know, just […]

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Vigorously and relentlessly making new possibilities

“Joy is the ultimate act of defiance.”—Bono Three things have kept me going over the past three weeks. Losing the one person, the only person I couldn’t live without has shifted me into a whole new cosmos. My books, my workshops, my whole mission has been to defy consensus reality. But to defy does not […]

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Pinching myself over my extreme good fortune

“Let me be clear. I do feel like a contest winner.”— W. Kamau Bell In a profound and heartbreaking scene on last night’s Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain tells W. Kamau Bell, as they gaze over the Kenyan landscape, that he has to f***ing pinch himself because he can’t believe he gets to do and see […]

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It’s never too good to be true

“While you’re caught up in why he didn’t return your call, galaxies all across the cosmic horizon are tumbling into the unknown faster than the speed of light.”—Deepak Chopra We humans are an awful lot like Dobby, the house elf in the Harry Potter books. Thankfully, we don’t have the green tennis ball eyes or […]

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How to save big bucks on psychic readings

“If it’s the Psychic Network, why do they need a phone number?”—Robin Williams I’m a huge fan girl of fortune tellers, psychics, mediums, tarot readers, palm readers, the whole crystal ball of wax. What could possibly be more fun than paying a mysterious someone to peer into your future and deliver exciting predictions of what’s […]

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The celebration coursing through your body

“You are defined by how great your thoughts are.”—Henry Winkler Henry Winkler won his first Emmy last night for best supporting actor. I have no idea if the 72-year-old actor has even heard of the Course in Miracles, but I do know he uses its principles in every aspect of his life. When he was […]

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Today I counteract the operative inside my mind with forgiveness

“Why should James Bond have all the action, fun, money, and resort hotel living.” ― Paul Kyriazi “Hm,’ said Bond. ‘That’s bogeyman stuff.”—Ian Fleming My ego (that whiny voice that likes to inform me that so and so “done me wrong,” that this circumstance is a huge problem) is a double agent. It pretends to […]

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How I use gratitude to give all seeming problems the old one-two punch

“There are many words meaning thank you. Some you can only whisper. Some you can only sing.”—Mary Oliver I was just invited to participate in a Gratitude Summit. As I told the organizers, the reason I answered “can’t wait” is because gratitude, as y’all know, is my wingman. I use it like I use duct […]

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Practice being rich, skinny and madly in love

“You are what you practice most.”—Richard Carlson When I played soccer, my team met twice a week at a park in front of Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to practice. Likewise, when I was learning Clair De Lune on the piano, I rehearsed it over and over again. Practice, of course, makes a new […]

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No longer subject to the rumors of my mind

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”–Bob Marley Whew! So relieved today’s ACIM Lesson 248 didn’t come up back in January. To suggest that tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a ridiculous rumor doesn’t typically sit well. Polite company tends to be heavily invested in the inevitability of sorrows and trials. Even making a joke about […]

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