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My magical Taz: snapshots of a life of incomparable goodness, grace and gusto

‘There are certain things that happen to you as a human being that you cannot control or command, where you have to bow in the human humility that there’s something running through you that’s bigger than you.”—Elizabeth Gilbert As many of you have pointed out, there really are no words. My beautiful daughter, Tasman McKay […]

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Fierce love, will travel

“In order to keep us going, it is enough to be grateful for the next breath, because it’s not to be taken for granted that I can take another breath.”–David Steindl-Rast Some 25 years ago, I was invited to a small gathering with a psychic who had flown into Connecticut from California. I went along, […]

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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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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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Protect what you value by giving it away

“Love is the only rational act.”– Mitch Albom The Course in Miracles turns every cultural paradigm on its head. ACIM 187 is a prime example. It tells us that if we really want to protect our assets (love, happiness, beauty, joy), we should give them away. In fact, the more freely we give away our […]

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Words, schmerds! Shut up, tune in!

“The Ego and Love are never on the same kickball team.” – Debby Handrich This may seem like a strange proclamation for a writer to make. But words–no matter how flowery, no matter how poetic—can’t begin to explain love. Love is a frequency, an energetic frequency that literally changes everything in its wake. By trying […]

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Why I love gratitude so much

“This idea that there is a problem . . . that’s the wild hair in the ass of humanity.”— Adyashanti If you’ve been hanging out at the party disguised as this blog, you already know my favorite practice in all the world is gratitude. I practice it non-stop. Or at least try to. I notice […]

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A most unlikely love affair

“Reclaim your land with love.”—Jack Kornfield So, I started a new relationship today. And even more noteworthy is that I’ve decided to throw myself into this love affair with complete abandon. Who is this lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective) being? I’ve decided, as of today, to make a 100 percent commitment, to unconditionally […]

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Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.”–Kenny Loggins Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Here’s my favorite post for this most auspicious day. Enjoy! Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind […]

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