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Just in: My monkey mind officially announces its theme song

“When you get stuck fighting small battles, it makes you small.”—Hank Green You’ve probably heard it: Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” The all-time favorite line of my monkey mind (the Course calls it my ego) is “I like big but’s and I cannot lie.” Monkey mind doesn’t just LIKE big but’s. It throws them out […]

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222 Forever: A treatise on eternal possibility

“Love is not a gated community.”—Frank Ostaseki Yes, my friends, it’s finally here. The auspicious date when Taz’s 222 Foundation announces recipient numero uno of its annual $10,222 grant. Sheroes Hangout is an incredibly inspiring café/coffee shop in Agra, India, not far from the Taj Mahal where I left part of Taz’s ashes. I discovered […]

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

“Closure is a perfectly good word for real estate and business deals, but it’s a terrible word in human relationships. Once you’ve become attached to somebody, love somebody, you cannot cut it off. It is part of your being. It’s a part of who you are.”–—Pauline Boss . Since writing E-Squared and hearing from so […]

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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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