Rewriting the “laws” that run my life

“It’s the inner world that needs adjusting, tweaking and plucking when the outer world fails to please.”—Mike Dooley As a travel writer, I often end up confronting customs and laws different than my own. In Singapore, for example, it’s illegal to hug in public. In Cannes, you can be arrested for wearing a Jerry Lewis […]

More miracles from the annals of magic and enchantment

“One of the greatest paradoxes of your physical senses is that your eyes actually show you what you believe, not what you see.”—Mike Dooley So I’m sitting in a French café in Mexico, having just finished a travel article on a Brazilian steakhouse I visited in the United States. What a small world! ACIM Lesson […]

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode Can’t Keep Track

“I cannot quite embrace the gods of antiquity. Gods so petty as to feel threatened by human hubris, destroy Babel, chain Prometheus to a rock, etc. Nah. Look around: there are French cheese and wine, Mozart and Bossa Nova, love and sunsets…all ours for the taking. Surely, He/She/It loves us some.”—Vivian Allvin  Life’s many blessings, […]

Why I’m a whole lot richer than Donald Trump

“Molecules obey your thoughts, you know.”–Carlos Santana I didn’t make Forbes’ list of billionaires this year. Doubtful, I’ll make it next year either. But I do know a secret that makes me deserving of the list. I know with complete certainty that the world is limitless, abundant and strangely-accommodating. I also know that anything I […]

Use your “I Am” wisely: a guest post from Coach Linda Ryan

“Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.”–Dr. Seuss Regulars to this blog know all about my series: “Why I’m the Luckiest Person on the Planet.” There’s Episode One, Two, Three, etc….. Today, one of the gazillion things I’m celebrating about my life is that Coach Linda […]

Why we’re creating an epidemic of love

“What is yours will come to you when you are ready.”—A Course in Miracles Although I forgot to mention it to my power posse in today’s blessings text, I feel extremely lucky that I was able to get back in the country yesterday. I was so high from the London I Can Do It! that […]

Lack is a mirage. The three best strategies for getting to the holy land.

“Avail yourself of possibilities.”—Mike Dooley Peter Jackson was paid $20 million for the script of King Kong. You’re not getting paid to create drama, so methinks it’s time to write a different script. Here’s how: 1. Give yourself an Academy Award for the amazing “drama” you’ve created thus far. In a world that brims with […]

Thank, God, it’s Monday!

“When we take one step, the universe takes 10,000.”—Mike Dooley I’ve heard this ugly rumor that there are people out there who don’t like their jobs. That there are actually people who don’t get excited when “The End” rolls on the screen of their weekend. I’ve even heard more heart attacks happen on Monday (again […]