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From struggling single mom to multi-millionaire

“In dreams there are no impossibilities.” –Janos Arany Caryn Johnson always knew she wanted to be an actor. In fact, she says her first coherent thought was, “Man, I’d love to act.” Even though she grew up in the New York projects, theater and what she called “pretending to be somebody else” was a big […]

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Mean people don’t suck: The Rosetta Stone for “Knowing thy Enemy”

Once, in a three-bedroom pension in Austria, I got locked in a tiny bathroom. I hollered out to my hosts, “Help! I can’t open the lock.” They spoke no English so obviously they didn’t rush to my aid. Instead, they probably scratched their head, wondering what the crazy American girl was yammering about so early […]

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We simply must get over the notion that there is reluctance on the part of Infinite Intelligence to provide our good.

Chris Michaels, a handsome and very wise Science of Mind minister, told a great story a few weeks ago. He explained that when you make an intention (or pray or send out a ‘rocket of desire,’ as LOA students might call it), you must act with authority. You must KNOW that your words and consciousness […]

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Iran, writing a TV series and walking around the world with a teddy bear: the perks of being a writer

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 from all over the world, constantly piquing my curiosity with, “How in the heck did that nanny from Iceland find my breathing book?” I […]

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Why it’s wise when setting goals and intentions to leave the details up to Infinite Intelligence

“How is none of your business.” —Edwene Gaines Jeannie worked a minimum wage job as a clerk at a discount store. She heard this rumor that prosperity was possible to anyone who made it a conscious intention, anyone who took the time to write down what they’d “love to do.” She didn’t really buy it […]

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What if tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of conditioning?

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” –Bob Marley Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk […]

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World’s best “how-to book” not found in the self-help section

“Like a loyal animal, the imagination will come when it knows the door is open.” –Carol Lloyd My favorite how-to book will never be found in the self-help section of the bookstore. It was written long before the term self-help was even coined. It’s a children’s book called Harold and the Purple Crayon and it […]

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Abundance, hoarders and why I’m a whole lot richer than #DonaldTrump.

“I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.”—Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars I didn’t make Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2012. Unlikely, I’ll make it this year either. But I do know a secret that makes me deserving of the list. I know with complete certainty that […]

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Is the radio station in your head stuck on a self-defeating channel? Maybe it’s time to pick a better song.

“At every point in time, there are infinite possibilities and a parallel reality exists for each possibility.” –Daniel Jackson, Stargate Imagine this? A foreign exchange student from a tiny African village with no running water or electricity comes to the West and gets dropped off at a hotel room. The hotel maid, who has a […]

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Why it’s time for an intervention from the relentless 24/7 media

“Violence is interesting which makes it a great obstacle to world peace and more thoughtful television programming.” –P.J. O’Rourke Crisis, conflict and violence are the prevailing themes of our 24/7 media. If some stranger talked to us the way newscasters do, we’d tell them to go jump in a lake. Likewise, if our boyfriends made […]

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