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The mysterious case of top-secret collusion

“Nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification. Its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”–David R. Hawkins My mom was a pianist and church organist […]

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There’s never a need for Plan B

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith Or in many of our cases, we have to wait for ourselves to see it. The minute we make any intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until we can feel it and […]

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Note to self: Feed and water happy thoughts today

“Perception selects, and makes the world you see.”–Course in Miracles Who in their right mind would walk into a restaurant, take a look at the menu and order the dish they least desire? Likewise, who would go shopping at Nordstrom’s and opt to carry the rack’s ugliest outfit up to the sales counter? Yet, that’s […]

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Why I’m nominating Pat Conroy as my president

“If you’re available, life gets huge.”—Bill Murray It has been about a year since the author Pat Conroy left the planet. I was out of the country at the time of his death and didn’t hear the news for several months. I was surprised it took that long in light of the fact my sister, […]

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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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“What’s possible” is far more important than “what is”

 “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem  I love Michael Beckwith’s recent description of the mass media. He called it a “weapon of mass deception.” He also said that instead of calling it news, we should call it “olds” […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 18

“I can’t just sit here vibrating with my own joy— I have to write about it, I have to share it.”
— David Mason  Thanks to the filter known as the brain, I often fail to notice the amazing gifts I receive in every moment. Right now, for example, I am getting free oxygen, support from […]

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All you gotta do is ask: a Friday love story

“The universe waits for the perfect time to whisper in your ear, ‘Look this way.’”—Amy Poehler  Thought I’d share a fun story to kick off the weekend. A chiropractor from Marco Island was reading E-Squared. She asked for a sign about her relationship with her boyfriend who, after a beautiful winter together in Florida, was […]

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Be your unapologetically weird self.

“God wants us to put this stuff down now. He wants us to wear the world like a loose garment. And be of good cheer.”—Mary Karr I headlined this post with the advice venture capitalist Chris Sacca gave to the 2011 graduates of the Carlton School of Management. Every last one of us is weird […]

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It’s official: I’m not the poster child (nor have I ever aspired to be) for perfect human being

“The history of my stupidity could fill volumes.”—Czeslaw Milosz I believe in saying thank you for everything. I think there’s a gift (a pony underneath the dung for those who’ve heard the joke about the excited kid on his birthday) in every circumstance. Even those that might appear, at onset, less than desirable. Yesterday (and […]

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