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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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Your soul is too beautiful to do anything but shine light and love.

“At any moment, you are perfectly free to see the radiant beauty of the real world pervading all things.”—The Way of Mastery In the interest of dismantling old paradigms, here are two stories I love: When Pancho Ramos Stierle was getting his PhD in astrophysics at UC Berkeley, he was involved in a hunger strike […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 14

“Eventually you will see that the real cause of problems is not life, but the commotion the mind makes about life.”—Michael Singer I’m in Costa Rica, on a Pacific beach, hanging out with my daughter, writing my new book. But that’s not why I’m the luckiest person on the planet. I’m immensely blessed because of […]

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