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No longer driving (or anything else) under the influence

“No one can make you unhappy. Your imagination alone does that.”—Mooji ABC correspondent and Nightline anchor Dan Harris wrote a book about meditation. After interviewing Eckhart Tolle and other spiritual gurus, he started to notice that the running commentary that dominated his own consciousness was, as he says, “kind of an asshole.” Which is what […]

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Just push the damn button

“I can’t just sit here vibrating with my own joy— I have to write about it, I have to share it.”— David Mason So I have this car. It’s a Prius. Dead frog green, as my daughter has nicknamed its hue. Among the many things I ADORE about my car is that it has a […]

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Can you handle the truth?

“If your mind isn’t cluttered by unnecessary things, this could be the best day of your life.”–from a message left on my voice mail by The Zing, AKA Ethan Hughes Who can forget the explosive scene in A Few Good Men when Tom Cruise has Jack Nicholson on the witness stand? Cruise is badgering Nicholson, […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 87

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.”—Calvin & Hobbes So happy to be back here on the blog after an extraordinarily epic girlfriend’s road trip. For those who follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed I sang praises at a beautiful Buddhist stupa in the wilds of Colorado, visited an […]

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Wouldn’t it be cool if_________!!!

“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker is freedom.”–Eckhart Tolle Psst! All you Course in Miracles fans. I had a revelation today. I realized that the reason the big, blue doorstop never gets read is because readers get stuck on all the words and throw the proverbial baby out with the dishwater. Today’s […]

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More tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”—Shannon L. Adler It has been five and a half years since E-Squared made its debut. To this day, I still get emails from readers excited […]

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Blame it on the boogie

Beware the stories you read or tell. Beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.”–Ben Okri Kids’ computer games have undoubtedly evolved since my daughter Taz played them on the giant desktop (compared to today’s laptops, that early Gateway is a veritable behemoth) in my office. Back then, she had several games where, […]

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Making goodness attractive again

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that […]

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If I had to pick just one

“It’s all about having a clean antenna.”—Pete Holmes As a travel writer, I get this question a lot. What’s your favorite country? Or city? Or destination in general? I have a couple pat answers. Either I answer with the country or city or destination I last visited—because, after all, that’s what lovers of travel do. […]

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“Facts” are opinions, holding down reality until we can move beyond

“Our thoughts hold more medicine than many of the astonishing breakthroughs of our time.” — Kris Carr In leafing through my frayed, worn-out copy of the Course this morning, I ran across this quote: “It’s a distortion to believe there is a creative ability in matter which the mind cannot control.” It goes on to […]

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