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“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.”—Nelson Mandela

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” Nelson, My Hero, Mandela Two years ago, when visiting Robben Island in South Africa, I bought a replica of Nelson Mandela’s prison bracelet. Engraved with 46664, the number he was assigned during his 27 years of prison there, this bracelet that I wear […]

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“We have been dampened by low expectations for too long.”–Cory Booker

“Momma always said, ‘Jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we will get off the ground.”–Zora Neale Hurston Just when I was about to give up politics completely, I found Cory Booker. I’ve been aware of this freshman senator from New Jersey for some time, but I’d never […]

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“Love is present everywhere, and its presence only needs to be realized.”—David Hawkins

“Everything we need at this moment is already available to us in abundance, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think.”—Michele Longo O’Donnell Last Friday, the federal government set standards to bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free foods. It seems everybody and their mother is giving up gluten…..or sugar….or dairy…..or […]

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“We’re all sorcerers.”—Mike Dooley

“We came to live life like no one was watching.”—Macklemore Taz and I are in Chicago. She goes back to college in a couple weeks so we’re having one last hurrah, a girlfriends getaway, just the two of us. We’re staying at the mighty Peninsula. We can see the Magnificent Mile from our suite. If […]

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Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.

“What’s the point of being realistic?”–Will Smith My social media mentor says, “Nothing wrong with re-runs.” In other words, if a post is popular and people need to be reminded of something, run it again.So abiding by those words of wisdom and wanting to spend my Saturday having an absolute blast with old friends in […]

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“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”—Carlos Castaneda

“Imagine!!”–John Lennon Rob Brezsny, the guy who writes the Free Will Horoscope column, is one of my mentors. Not because I’m a huge horoscope fan–I find it entertaining, but don’t stake my life on it, mainly because I prefer to create my own reality. I love and adore him because he’s a big, booming voice […]

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl

“I pray for the change in perception that will let me see bigger and sweeter realities.” –Ann Lamott My favorite thing in the whole world is miracles. I’ve been a student of ‘A Course in Miracles’ for 25 or so years. The TV series I created is set in an ecovillage called Milagro Springs. Milagro, […]

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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 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 spot. Not only are there millions of people to love (forget your quest to […]

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What if tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of conditioning?

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” –Bob Marley Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk […]

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How the parlor game “Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon” gives us hope

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” –Aibilene Clark, from the book and movie, The Help I’m sending a shout-out today to the anonymous person that taped uplifting affirmations to the bathroom stall at Mirth Café in Lawrence, Kansas. Your words reminding me that “I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am capable […]

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