It is quiet here. I can only hear my dog breathing and the occasional rooster winding down for the evening.
The green pulses a slow, rhythmic, circular energy that envelopes the land and all us creatures. We slow down. We share peace.
A dog barks. Because it has to. But it never lasts long.
If someone’s mind isn’t blown by a single cell, if they don’t gasp at a pink-studded sky, if the sprouting seed and the fragrant flower do not move their soul, why the hell would you take their inability to see your magnificence seriously?
I know it is very popular to talk about magic right now. Which is awesome. So if you are interested in having more magic in your life, here is some food for thought:
Magic is the use of natural energies to bring about needed change.
To really understand this you should ask yourself some questions:
You aren’t just battling yourself – your ego, your wounds – you are battling a world that is wired to suppress the wildness that is in and around us. A world that has, for thousands of years, tried to suppress the fear the wildness elicits.
So you, and me, we live in suppression.
And until […]
Something about love and intimacy and partnership being the objective. Free from notions of height/weight/income/status/how one looks on paper…
Love given priority. Depth and truth and honesty and fire and softness and support and respect being the goals.
How much can we open in the presence of, and at the hands of, another?
Use the […]
One of the single most powerful things you can learn to do is to fully be in your body – to feel and to not shut down.
Learn to let your body handle what your mind cannot. Get out of its way. Nourish it so it has all the minerals and other nutrients it needs […]
You know you don’t have to have a reason to love someone, right?
you don’t have to know them you don’t have to make sure they are “deserving” you don’t have to make sure they can reciprocate you don’t have to be related you don’t have to agree with their world view you don’t have […]
Let’s make our goal softness – to live in such a way that all the walls we have to love begin to crumble – to feel joy in the happiness of others to such a degree that we, ourselves, feel happy – and to feel this as more important than any material gain we can […]
Long clumps of wet hair come out as I shower. I drop it on the shower floor where it balls into a tangled, sad nest. I marvel that I have any hair left.
Living for so many years with a medical condition has been….amazing and hard. The hard part of it is boring, so I […]
One of the things I think about a lot is how our world works – the way humans have constructed reality – the rules we decided on, the myths we re-tell (and the ones we are forbidden to tell), the way we chose to function, the laws, the social mores, the beliefs.
So much of […]
we scrutinize each other
scanning for so-called
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right to declaim the
of an unimprisoned mind
glue ourselves to
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“If you drink this tea every day, the animals will talk to you.” I hear these words as I sip a steaming cup. You probably won’t believe me when I tell you how I came to have this tea. But I will tell you anyway. Because maybe you will believe. And maybe believing […]
The way I have tried to fit in has not been through conformation, but suppression. I have wrestled with this thing called ”self-expression” as it is often at odds with my sense of connection – where the idea of my self, fully expressed, seems to cause such a disruption for people that my presence […]
We make the choice to live as if there is a “right” way to live. We then seek to live within the lines we create. This, in an of itself, creates the majority of our struggles and drama.
We decide there are rewards and consequences if we do or do not do certain things. We […]
When you have everything you have been working for – the car, the house, the body, the boyfriend/girlfriend – then what?
We feel something is missing. But what is missing is not a car or house or certain kind of body or person. We are missing love.
But we live in such a way, as […]
Someone over on Facebook posted their disgust about people working for animal justice instead of human justice.
Here’s the way I look at it:
Do what is in your heart to do. But DO.
Pick up 1 piece of trash per week.
Post an animal rescue that is needed.
I want to wrap you in
take you down to
and watch your
relax as you feel
let the wind caress
the tight places
let your breath
let the scent […]
Talking about “personal power” is a popular thing. And it’s tricky. Because a lot of us don’t have very positive associations with the notion of power, much less healthy examples of what power can look like. In fact, many people have been over-powered, oppressed, abused, shamed, hurt, attacked, ignored, discounted by people who […]
It is concise, revealing, humorous, and captures the essence of the struggles we face and the inevitable truth we must see to really “get it” and be free.
Grover is brilliant in this book.
Had an interesting experience this morning – I woke to rainwater pouring into my house. My office, lounge, bathroom, and living room all had various amounts of rain coming in.
My landlord started roofing yesterday so I knew it wasn’t some random occurrence. I sprang into action and got the requisite towels and bowls to […]
If you are mad at someone for not meeting your needs, before you rip them a new one, maybe ask them if they are aware what your needs are? Find out if you have been as obvious/clear as you think you have been.
Our needs are MUCH louder to us than they are to others.
You can know someone who, at first, may be very beautiful. Many days or months or years go by and they are still very beautiful. And you decide “this person is very beautiful!” And you hold them close, want to keep them.
Then, one day, they seem not so beautiful. Maybe even kind of […]
Kindness is so important. Most all of us struggle with ignorance and lack of compassion for ourselves and are filled with judgment about the things in us that we deem unacceptable. When we are kind to others we create an opportunity for someone to experience themselves outside of judgment and maybe feel a bit of […]
We tend to treat rough patches like each one is unique. So we struggle with it, with its newness and challenges. We spin. And we suffer. And we work at life with some form of the idea that we can live in a way that is free of rough patches, of suffering.
This means we […]
Your heart. Has so much in it. And you’ve been told, in so many ways, to ignore, downplay, hide, squelch, squish, diminish, the light that lives. Inside of you. But that light, it knows things. Things that don’t make any sense at all to your intellect. Or the intellect of anyone else. Important things. Crucial […]
Suffering can happen in major, obvious ways – the death of a loved one, a break-up, experiencing something atrocious – and it can happen in less obvious ways – anger, jealousy, possessiveness, false ideas.
One thing about suffering is that it is very easily perpetuated. But by becoming aware of it, by cultivating the ability […]
Well, I was thinking about this and the implications it has for both […]
Many of us have aspirations to be a certain way according to our beliefs and spiritual desires. Then life happens and we find ourselves angry or sad or frustrated or jealous or disappointed or feeling hurt. This can happen in a way that makes behaving according to our deeper beliefs nearly impossible and we find […]
The Law of Attraction is simply stated as this:
Like attracts like.
While the premise is simple, nowhere does it say that we should use the Law of Attraction soley for ourselves, though this seems to be the way we are encouraged to use it.
In fact, if like attracts like, what motivates our use […]
Stress is a major cause of illness and can create problems in our relationships as well as compromise the quality of our day-to-day experiences. Many of my clients feel they are barely keeping their heads above water, so the idea of stress management seems impossible.
So today I want to share with you a […]
If you get upset with someone because they aren’t conforming to your expectations, even if the expectation is a norm in the society in which you live, the solution is not to be angry or offended, but to talk with them to clarify the expectation. Otherwise you are obligating someone to your version of reality […]
I feel confused when I think about connecting with the world – that we are all connected yet there is this whole other realm of beings who are negative and harmful – where and how do they fit in when I am attempting to feel connected to the whole?
Just thought i would pose […]
I think it is essential that we practice, even just a little, being in the present moment without trying to change anything about it. In this way we begin to expand our capacity for life and the reality that the universe does not conform to our expectations and wishes. If we do this, then, […]
So I’m getting a lot of pm’s about juice fasting. There is a lot of misinformation out there. I will attempt to outline the basics here.
First off, I have been fasting for about 25 years. I’ve led people through fasts, taught workshops, and worked with doctors and have seen and experienced a […]
Answers are very often how we try to manage our own uncertainty rather than really change our fundamental state. We want comfort from the suffering, shelter from it, and answers seem to promise that. Only that doesn’t really work, it’s not sustainable. Because new suffering arises, or old suffering in a new way, and that […]
This time of year is full of resolutions and the intentions for the coming year. A new year is a time that many of us think about the life we want to create or the things we want to change. Being rich in the New Year is on a lot of lists.
Abundance is […]
Making weight-loss resolutions, or simply resolving to get healthier, are extremely popular this time of year. So I thought I’d share some New Year diet tips that don’t involve deprivation or anything extreme yet are extremely effective.
Growing up my mom was always dieting. She tried all kinds of fads. As it was part of […]
Here’s how it happened:
A Facebook friend had posted a dream for interpretation. So I added my 2 cents. And […]
Most people think they need to do way more work on themselves than they actually need to do to have the love that they crave. Making things hard seems to be in our nature.
Just let people love you – stop the testing, the need for proving, the pushing away, the conditions – let yourself […]
But has it ever struck you that our quest for bettering ourselves is missing something?
My home abuts a 4 acre organic u-pick blueberry farm. During a […]
When we associate our well-being with external circumstances we can never be happy in any kind of sustained manner. Because everything external changes. And we feel abandoned or betrayed or sad or angry when that thing that makes us happy goes away or eludes us.
We should put our effort toward cultivating happiness within ourselves […]
What happens inside of you when you are around others? Notice this.
What happens inside of you when you make others wrong or right? Notice this.
What happens inside of you when you prefer some people over other people? Notice this.
Our encounters with other people are precious opportunities to learn about the limits of […]
Underneath all of the hurt, ignorance, shame, disorientation, cruelty, coldness, loneliness, angst, drama, grief, sadness, ennui, selfishness – underneath all the suffering and struggle, there is love, already whole and complete.
If there is any “job”, any duty we have in this life, it must be to commit ourselves to surfacing this love, to letting […]
why you are so
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The raindrops hurl themselves toward the earth, bringing a joy to the grey of morning. My body feels a kind of celebration, a relief from the heat, “This must be what the plants, the soil, are feeling” I think to myself.
Imagining the apples and squash and tomatoes swelling in the onslaught, I smile. […]
May we find our way causing the least damage possible. May we stop hurting one another. May we wake up to our truth and be able to bear the pain of our ignorance. May we see the sun and smell the earth and feel the blue of the sky and begin to heal from the […]
Isn’t it funny how we can use a philosophy of acceptance to neutralize ourselves? In an effort to accommodate the world we push down what is natural in ourselves. Everything about us gets vilified as ego as if the heart has no preferences or opinions. Instead of neutralizing, what if we learn to distinguish between […]
You know when you are rolling along, doing your thing, and life throws you a curve ball? The kind of curve ball that rattles your cage, threatens your stability, rocks your boat? The kind of curve ball that makes you lose sleep, become forgetful, and just want to drink a bottle of wine at […]
Last night I met two incredible people for tea. I was already charged up from client sessions and both of these people had such lovely energy and such a great idea that I got even more charged. (I was practically bouncing off the walls.) We were sharing ideas and engaging around a project […]
I got a number of messages from people about my post Seeing “hyper” kids through a different lens (ADHD or otherwise) asking for more information on how to listen to children like I described. Especially as it relates to […]
I’m not an expert on ADHD, or children, or any combo or variation thereof. I have simply worked with a lot of kids who either have been diagnosed with ADHD or are suspected of having it.
Today I am going to describe what it is like to listen to these children from a deep place […]
This is a photo of the video planning session I just did.
The Thinkatorium is where I am creating video courses for anyone to learn things from a personal growth model I created called Applied Dynamic Intelligence to BodyMind Integration to a toolbox full of […]
As I’m reading this book I’m getting flooded with ideas for how to work with my clients better, how to make a killer website, innovative ways of engaging […]
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time! Just got started today but wanted to give you a sneak peek of what I have so far. There is a long way to go and much content to create. Click on the image to see the full view! I’d love to hear […]
“Design’s inherent optimism leaves no alternative but it is becoming clear that many of the challenges we face today are unfixable and that the only way to overcome them is by changing our values, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior.”
Some themes I am playing with right now are:
What is required […]
It often happens that I wake up with a book outline, a chapter written, a concept fleshed-out, an insight revealed, a spiritual understanding of some kind, just waiting for me to pick up and work with.
The idea of programming the subconscious to do work for us is nothing new. But are you taking […]
Willpower is, in essence, saying “no” to something. And while the argument can be made that you are saying no to one thing while saying yes to something else, there is […]
It has been a long time since I wrote a post. The New Year seems like a good time to share some thoughts.
I’ve been pretty deep in my cave, studying and immersing myself in a subject I haven’t explored in over 15 years.
And I’ve been drawing. And dancing. And cleaning. And doing magic. […]
When I wrote the book Radical Habits: Simple Practices to Rock Your Reality, it was with the intention of each habit being both a meditation and a practice. I haven’t picked the book up in a awhile.
The way I use it is as a divinatory tool, like […]
I had tea recently with a male friend of mine and noticed that he seemed stressed. I asked what was up and he said that his wife was really stressed out about something and he had been “on call” to talk her through it.
He told me a bit about what was going on […]
It is freezing outside. The kind of cold that coats everything in tiny diamonds. The ordinary faded brown deck becomes a platform for a queen. The leaves are all twinklyfine like God is about to come visit.
Walking my dog last night in this cold the grass crunched under my feet. And I wondered, […]
It’s about magic. About being magic. And what this means – being magic versus magical thinking, reality versus escapism/fantasy, being magic in an […]
Our society does all kinds of strange things with beauty. One of which is to assume beauty = superficial. Another […]
I always love to read you so I have a question… do you believe in a diet connected with your blood type? My brother who is now a doctor in Tuina follows also a diet related to his blood type and he swears that he feels better. Ant thoughts would be […]
Case in point: the fly.
One day this summer we had an inordinate amount of flies in the house. My roommate was bothered by this so I casually commented that flies […]
You may know by now that I don’t think the ego is the demon most people make it out to be. In fact, I’m not a big fan, in general, of making distinctions between the various aspects of self as separate entities.
When we make these distinctions, we bring judgment to who we are, […]
Love is a direct doorway to God, because it exposes in us every place love is not. Love unravels all the ways we are fortified against love – ego, pride, defensiveness, false strength, […]
It will be interesting to see if I can pull off today’s post. It’s something that has been on my mind, like background music while I do other things, and this will be my first attempt at articulation.
Like so many people, my childhood was not easy. In fact, some parts of it were […]
I’ve spent the better part of my life finding cracks in the bubble of the dominant paradigm and slipping through them into the world beyond. Doing this has meant I have […]
I recently experienced something I could call heartbreaking.
The kind of thing that makes you ask big questions and search the inner-cosmos for answers, for explanations. You know, the “what does this mean?” or “why did this happen?” soul-searing kind of bewilderment questions.
I woke up crying. Then went on Facebook. And like manna from […]
Over the years I have been my own biggest guinea pig for my various experiments and concoctions and theories. […]
It seems that many people think she did it wrong – that she’s wrong – for lounging in a Michael Kors dress […]
I received a request to write about boundaries – specifically the concepts of accepting others and letting each person be their own way in the world and see the world through their own lens, but also finding space for one’s own boundaries, one’s own voice and asking for what one needs and wants.
I was reading the awesome Kymberlee Della Luce and found a page on her site where she urges us to create our own manifesto and to also share it with her.
I realized I had created a manifesto years ago that I did not recognize as such so […]
I have laughed when people tell me their assumptions of me: grew up with a silver spoon, lots of college someone else paid for, easy street, men falling at my feet, any door I blow […]
When I watched this video of lab dogs touching grass and seeing sun for the first time in their lives, it brought up for me something that has been alive in my heart my whole life and something I feel each and every day. It is one of the reasons I spend so much […]
Needs are a funny thing. First of all, Westerners are really skittish about the subject. The notion of needing anyone or anything beyond the basics of food, shelter, and clothing freaks out many of us.
I remember exactly where I was when I met him. It was a cabin in southeastern Oregon. And there, in the dusty old library that hadn’t been touched since the 70’s, was a paperback book called “I Seem to Be a Verb”.
Intrigued, I pulled it off the shelf and carefully opened the pages. […]
I was talking with someone a while back and this person was being very careful with what he was saying and not speaking the full truth. So I asked him “Can you just be honest and let me be a grown up and handle my own energy?” His eyes got wide and a sigh […]
Folks, I have Celiac Disease. This means my immune system reacts to gluten, the protein molecule in wheat, rye, barley, and oats, like a foreign invader. It causes inflammation and causes my […]
My new book RADICAL HABITS: Simple Practices to Rock Your Reality launched today! Please pop over to amazon.com and get a copy, write a review, or share the news with anyone you think would dig it.
Here is the official press release:
Radical Habits is the concise guide […]
It goes like this:
When we have unmet needs, needs that we ignore or needs that we refuse to acknowledge, they become like a hungry mouth, gaping […]
The last few days have been interesting. A lot of conversation had arisen from some posts I recently wrote – discussion about being, about loving people, about letting go of right and wrong while still speaking your truth. I am blessed to have heart-centered friends share their perspectives with me.
We are all so […]
So often we monitor ourselves and hold back because we run something through our heads and then act as if what we ran through our heads is real and make decisions about what we think might happen instead of just being and discovering what actually does happen.
This can be very useful at times. Like […]
Yesterday I wrote a blog post called “I almost bit her head off”. In addition to comments of people […]
I was in the grocery store – a local Co-op no less. The cashier and I say hi, I hand the bag I brought to the bagger and say hi to her, too. What happened next totally caught me by surprise.
The bagger says: “This is really gross. This bag has mold in it. Um, […]
Who gets up early to discover the moment the light begins?
What was whispered to the rose to break it […]
The truth is there is enough power for everyone. But in the power game our society plays, you’d never know this […]
This morning was a three egg kind of day. I pulled the egg carton from the fridge and set it on the counter. Then I got out the pan and the pasture-fed cow butter. I got the pan all set up: heat on, butter in, then I opened the carton of eggs.
What happened […]
Every emotion you feel is because of chemicals in your body. Physical compounds affect your thoughts and mood.
If you are deficient enough in B-complex […]
We humans are so much more magical than we realize. And more powerful. But our magic and power does not lie in the identity most of us inhabit – that of isolated individuals as creators of our own reality.
At any moment, we can choose to “be” any number of things, to inhabit any […]
I think that we need to get past God/No God if we are to really get at the truth of anything.
If not God/No God, then what?
It occurs to me that the kind of thinking that lives in this either/or option is precisely where the limit in consciousness exists. As long as we inhabit […]
People make lists of love – what it has to look like, act like, think like, and do – what age it has to be, what hair color it has to have, what it has to say, and how […]
I made a Facebook rant (which I rarely ever do) about how sick I am of people telling me to focus on just ONE thing. Now that that the rant is out of my system, I thought I’d write something useful about the notion of focus. It won’t be useful to everyone, but maybe […]
I’m over here, right next to you, immersed in the complex geometry of being.
While you talk I am noticing the light that emanates from your skin, the dynamic swirl around and through us, the exchange, the disconnect, the circles under your eyes, the slight sadness that plays […]
When we hear the word “normal”, most of equate this with “healthy” or “good” . Like “It’s perfectly normal for your son to masturbate 6 times a day at this age.” We can be worried we aren’t normal and then feel relief to find out that we are.
In science, which is what usually […]
“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a […]
My whole life I have had a very distinct sense of belonging in the bigger scheme of things but never quite fitting in with humans. It’s an odd sensation. And I […]
What I mean is that I very much feel that saying “A stranger is a friend you just haven’t met yet”. So when I meet people, I […]
Here’s what I mean:
When there is an issue, we usually just put it between us. This means that we are on opposite sides of it, as individuals, looking at the issue. This neither […]
You may remember him from Van Halen – they were a favorite band of mine back in the early 80’s. But there is so much more to David Lee Roth. The guy is just amazing, completely rocking his thing, and full of a spark, a vitality, that is just glorious. He’s kinda my new […]
A little bird just whacked into the window. I went outside and it was laying by my door. I picked it up and sat and held it, making a nest with my hands. Did energy work, prayed, and sent it soothing, healing love. It fell asleep. It’s really cold outside but we just sat […]
I was reading through a page here on my site and found myself not really remembering writing it. It was like reading some else’s words and I found myself going “wow, this is good stuff”.
My whole life I have had a feeling of being fascinated by being a human. Like I wasn’t […]
I had never thought of love like this. And I began to contemplate how one would heal […]
Beautiful man, you have a way of simplifying things
That brings clarity to my complications.
That you are not complicated, in spite of my attempts to make you so,
Allows me to breathe more deeply.
Your strength, and the pride you take in it,
Has made my life easier, and safer, on many occasions.
If you read my post yesterday, you know that I’ve been going through some intensity around fear arising during recent events.
So yesterday as the fear came in, like waves coming at high tide, something interesting occurred: fear started teaching me […]
I am getting a beautiful gift wrapped in a big ole ass kicking. And I actually asked for it! (But I didn’t realize I was asking for it. ) Bonus: Along with the gift wrapped in the ass kicking also came an epiphany.
You may have heard me say that the Law of Attraction […]
I found out a few years ago that I have Celiac Disease. When I discovered this I had already closed my private practice due to my health, gained 30 pounds, was […]
Our world seems as big as we, ourselves, are. Small things can fill us up. Small things can seem very large. And large things can be out of reach of our hearts because we do not […]
Over and over for the last couple of years the theme of trust has kept coming up for me. A lot of us have gone through some pretty tough stuff, especially in 2012 it seems. I thought 2013 was a new start, leaving the challenge of 2012 all behind. I was a tiny bit […]
These two started an intense love story in the 1970’s. They parted when the relationship had run its course after many years together. This footage is from the artist’s live piece at MoMa. They hadn’t seen each other in some time. I think it is beautiful to see […]
Have you heard the expression “Everything is a mirror”?
A lot of people involved with consciousness and spirituality use this expression to gain insight and understanding about themselves by viewing their experiences as a reflection of themselves.
In our overly self-focused society that is captivated by pathology, this notion, like many spiritual notions, has gotten […]
Set yourself aside just a little and learn to love a person in ways they find meaningful. This constant focus on “my needs” and “my happiness” and “me, me, me” keeps us very small. And it means we are constantly rejecting love when it doesn’t show up how we think it should.
You do not […]
I don’t have many regrets in my life. In fact, I got turned on to the idea of not regretting early in my personal growth work. I don’t know if it was Wayne Dyer, whose book “Your Erroneous Zones” was the first personal growth book I read at the […]
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book that tells the truth about The Law of Attraction. The book is called The Signal – Leading With Love for Limitless Manifesting:
“The way people talk about the Law of Attraction makes it sound like this magic trick that you can do without any effort other than […]
One of the people attending my new teleseminar series sent me an email letting me know that if it weren’t me teaching this class, she wouldn’t do it because she is so put of by Law of Attraction stuff.
The thing is, I am too. And […]
• Did you know that thoughts and emotions are NOT the key to the Law of Attraction working for you?
• Have you been trying to get the Universe to do what you want? Do you know this is the LEAST EFFECTIVE way to work with the Law of Attraction?
• Do […]
When men do not hold back, do not hold in, but push through into their masculine energy, this can happen:
Let us not try to make our men more like women. Let us support them being beautiful and powerful as they are, as they become, as men, as each man chooses, and is, naturally […]
I am premenstrual right now. And I feel very open and soft and heart-centered. I also feel impatient and critical and intense. And I feel so grateful. So here is an ode I wrote to hormones. Because they make the world go round.
When we first met, I was excited about what you were […]
I thought how refreshing it would be, and how powerful, if they would have said “I’m avoiding them because I have no idea how to […]
This raw dish is rich and delicious! I invented it last night. So easy, it would be an excellent, healthy, and indulgent treat to serve at a party or potluck. I find that the richer and yummier a raw dish is, the more enticed people are by the idea of being healthy.
This will […]
Asking for help, receiving a compliment, a relaxed body, letting someone in, looking deep into the eyes of another, hugging, gratitude, transformation, being seen, being curious, dancing.
This section of the book is super, super important because it addresses something I’d like to talk about with you today that I hope will help tweak […]
One of the most beautiful experiences we can have is the opportunity to love. Love is something we can all feel but this doesn’t mean we know how to do it well. Love takes practice. Love takes presence. And love takes two people willing to grow and learn love together.
If you are lucky […]
Why is it impossible for people to accept that good people can do bad things without having to become bad people?
This is such an interesting topic because there is a lot to it. I wish I could make a picture […]
I made a request for topics people would like me to write about and in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy I think the first one that came in is a good place to start:
Acknowledging, appreciating, and accepting the good.
I can already feel that there is a lot […]
A friend recently reached out to me, sharing that she was experiencing loneliness and asked if I had written anything about it. I sent her a couple of links to some of my posts and invited her to share more about what she was going through, telling her I’d write something just for her.
A million times I have said that my #1 supreme goal in life is to really get what it is to be human. So experiences that span the vast expanse of being are ones I tend to face – sometimes like standing firmly on the beach staring at an approaching tidal wave.
The facing of […]
A number of us are going through some ordeals that are creating emotional pain. A lot of break-ups. A lot of personal challenges. So today I’d like to share a bit about pain – how it works and what it needs to clear.
Years ago I was driving up Queen Anne Ave from the […]
Being powerful – being able to respond to life’s call and the undulations of a day, a month, a year – requires that we […]
How many classes have you gone to or blogs have you read about being happier or more grounded or more abundant?
And are you still seeking that elusive something?
I’m going to tell you something you might not want to hear. But it’s […]
The person who is unintegrated, viewing power as an eradication of perceived flaws, will feel or be or act weak. And they will think power is something to get, or compete for, as if it is limited and they have to make sure they have […]
As I sat down to write my heart started knocking on its casing *tap*tap*tap* “Hey, Sadee, pssst…”
So I asked what it would like. “Tell them […]
A lot of people have the idea that being judgmental is a bad thing. Or, at least, not good. Here’s the thing – we judge for a reason. And I’m not saying being judgmental is great, but I am saying that if you are going to do it, and you very likely are, even […]
I went out last night to the sci-fi musical A Mouse Who Knows Me with one of my favorite humans, my friend Wendy. I’ve never liked musicals, until now. I am so in love with this play.
You may be wondering what a sci-fi musical has to do with authenticity. I’ll tell you.
The ego gets a bad wrap and I think that’s unfortunate. But before I dive into that, let me first say that I don’t believe in the ego. I think it is something based on an observation through a very particular lens (psychology) to identify something that needed naming for psychology to come together.
Had some great questions about trust come in from someone in our community (our = you, too) after reading my post “Connection, trust and discovery”. So I thought I’d share with you as it may be useful.
Q: How do we build up the trust within to allow ourselves to trust others. If […]
What I don’t love are spiritual systems or kinds of thinking that tell people, in ways that seem quite reasonable, that if they are “doing it right” they won’t suffer.
The arena of the Law of […]
First let me say that it’s great that someone sought natural cures and cleared their health issues.
But what pisses me off […]
There is something about connection. And trust. And discovery.
So connection – let’s start there. I am […]
My mom left my dad when I was 11 months old. It was a great decision as he was a verbally abusive misogynist who wouldn’t allow books in the house. She was young with two small children and the decision was incredibly courageous. (my mom, just fyi, totally rocks as a human being. The […]
Years ago a client came to me as a last resort in her quest to deal with her anxiety without going on medication. She had just been to see a psychiatrist who wanted to put her on something that would help with the […]
This question popped into my head at about 3:30 this morning. I was thinking about how most people think about reality and the assumptions we make, what we take for granted as real – like separation. We live with a cultural myth of there being such a thing as an individual. And I was […]
I started yoga this week. Hot power flow yoga. I haven’t done yoga in a really long time – at least 10 years. I used to love yoga. And every time I do it I have a feeling of deep resonance and recognition, like I’ve been doing yoga for lifetimes.
Being in the room, there […]
Very simple – what three words would you use to describe yourself?
Please play and leave your three in the comments section below.
I have so many – check the FAQ section to see a few.
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Noun: Biology Adj.: Biological
Noun: A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
Many of us seek self-understanding. And there are a zillion lenses to look through, right? Just psychology alone offers a myriad of views on the self.
The problem I find in a lot of […]