God makes only 10’s

“Your drive to experience pleasure isn’t a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. Cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Feeling good has something important to teach you every day.”—Rob Brezsny In the big stage play of life, we all get a role to play, […]

Lay that sucker down!

“Evade every influence that keeps you frozen in the past. ” ― Rob Brezsny I’m in Seattle this weekend giving a couple playshops at East West Bookshop so I’m going to make this quick. If you haven’t heard of this inspiring little bookshop, let me just say it’s a nonprofit (I love when money isn’t […]

Dissolving blocks with the old gratitude 1-2

“We need radical curiosity and reverent pranks, voracious listening and ferocious thanks.”–Rob Brezsny I’m the kind of person that replies to comments on my blog with exclamation points. I get unreasonably excited about silly things. Like my recent stare-down with a blue heron or my front yard’s crepe myrtles that are really showing off right […]

Why I always sign up for happiness and joy

“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny  NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week. 1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is […]

The universe is a prodigious miracle and wants to bestow blessings

“Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination. Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be. Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.”–Rob Brezsny If you’re in Atlanta this weekend, […]

Why I always “sign up” for happiness

“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week. 1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is […]

In honor of April Fool’s Day, do something gloriously crazy

“Why does a standard mental health text list over 300 symptoms for mental ILL health but nary a one for GOOD mental health?” –Rob Brezsny Happy April Fool’s Day! As a kid, April 1 was right up there on my list of favorite holidays. What a blast it was putting sugar in the salt shaker, […]