Boundary or Itty-Bitty Box?

“Love is a built-in strength that’s far more effective than all the usual means of self-defense.”—D. Patrick Miller It’s de rigueur these days to set boundaries. It’s okay for so and so to do this, but if he dares step over this self-imposed line in my sand, it’s curtains for him. Here’s why I prefer […]

Looking for love in all the RIGHT places

“Joy is the justice we give ourselves.”—Drew Lanham Happy Monday, my beautiful friends! It’s Hedgehog Day (when Taz always sends me a hedgehog from her dance floor in the cosmos) and it’s 2-22 month when, in exactly three weeks, I’ll be awarding the third Taz Grout 222 Foundation award. In the meantime, I want to […]

Choosing a more nourishing narrative

“What time but now can truth be recognized?”—A Course in Miracles With all the uncertainty right now, it’s tempting to fill in the blanks with despair. When we don’t really know what’s going to happen—with the pandemic, with the economy, with the daily unrest—it’s easy to fast forward to fear. Lately, I’ve been doing just […]

Why not let the universe surprise you

“From a new perception comes a future very different from the past.”—A Course in Miracles It’s time, guys! Time to break free from all stale, boring, petrified concepts. Why stay trapped in a prison of scarcity, a ticking time bomb of fear? A Course in Miracles is very clear—the dominant paradigm is nothing but a […]

Magic is afoot!

“Through it all, I keep coming back to love as the answer, the golden repair that lasts.”–Sue Cochrane You know those bobble head dogs that people put in their back car window? That’s what it’s like for me here at the Namaste community in Ajijic, Mexico. I  keep hearing things that resonate so deeply and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]