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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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I vote for love

“Use the present to be free.”—A Course in Miracles The emails imploring me to comment on the election are starting to pile up. I’m getting questions. How can we be grateful? What do we do now? So I get it. Tag, I’m it. My Course lesson today is “I seek a future different from the […]

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Do something wonderful today

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”–Albert Schweitzer  Hey party people, I’ve missed you. I’ve been in Ojai, California away from digital stimulation. While I happily wait for my flight to Orlando and the sure-to-be-magical Soulapalooza, thought I’d offer up a quick blog post. Anytime I’m in California, I think of Stan. Remember the guy […]

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A Tale of Two Pams

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”―Marcus Aurelius Lately, I’ve been observing the two Pams who live inside my brain. I find it’s helpful to narrow them down, to notice which one’s in charge. First, there’s Blessed Pam. She, of course, notices how lucky she is, how amazingly awesome life is, how […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode Can’t Keep Track

“I cannot quite embrace the gods of antiquity. Gods so petty as to feel threatened by human hubris, destroy Babel, chain Prometheus to a rock, etc. Nah. Look around: there are French cheese and wine, Mozart and Bossa Nova, love and sunsets…all ours for the taking. Surely, He/She/It loves us some.”—Vivian Allvin  Life’s many blessings, […]

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Important news flash: There is only one problem left in the world.

“Through His power and glory all your wrong decisions are undone completely, releasing you and your brothers from every imprisoning thought.” —A Course in Miracles This will probably come as a shock, but there is only one problem in the world today. Despite all its many wily manifestations, this one problem is the same for […]

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You can’t make an elephant purr and other reasons to give up resistance

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”–Cheryl Strayed  Yesterday in the posse, my really wise friend Cindy made the above comment about the futility of resistance. It says it all. When we continue to beat ourselves over the head trying to make that elephant […]

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More tales from the frontiers of magic and miracles

“I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Today, according to my Scrabble buddy Christine Smith, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day, Opposite Day, Banana Day and Wonderful Weirdoes Day. It’s also the perfect day to share a few new stories. Enjoy! 1. “I’d […]

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