It’s true. Try it. If you are feeling the deep kind of gratitude… the kind that you feel deep inside… you can’t simultaneously feel fear. This is such good information! What I do is store up the really deeply grateful events I have had in my life. Then I pull them out when I, Read More

As a parent, I want to fix things when my kids are hurting. I have to remind myself that I want them to go through hard times. Even when things aren’t fair. Especially when things aren’t fair. It’s the times of challenge that breed confidence. You only create confidence by going through something difficult…, Read More

The holidays are full of uncomfortable situations. Take family gatherings.  Please.  (Cue rim shot.) If you choose to see your loved ones even though it puts you face to face with family members you’d rather not see, try Martha Beck’s Dysfunctional Family Bingo. Here’s how it works: You make a bingo card much like, Read More

A friend and I have been talking about feeling broken recently. You see, I think being broken is a good thing, she thinks it’s a bad thing. I think the difference is that she has people using those words as a weapon. “You are a broken person.” Yeah, that would hurt. But here’s how, Read More

Here is the truth, friend… There is no such thing as life balance. You can balance a checkbook or a teeter-totter, but you can’t balance life. I know it seems like you should be able to. Western culture is very fact driven. We like to quantify and allocate and check things off. But life, Read More

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes, Read More

Some of the most transformational work I do is one-on-one, helping someone figure out what fundamental belief they have that is holding them back or causing them grief. What the heck is keeping them from living a huge, delicious, wonderful life? I throw out hunches. Sometimes my hunches are right. Sometimes they’re wrong but, Read More

This is a story I like to tell everyone who will listen to it, because it’s just so freaking amazing, and was as close to a miracle as I have ever gotten. That I know of. Here goes. How acupuncture miraculously cured my allergies. By Ellen Yale. The kids were about 8 and 10-years-old, Read More

  Nothing outside you can ever give you what you are looking for.  ~Byron Katie Byron Katie is an inspiring thought leader and founder of The Work. One of her core teachings is about three types of business. This is gold. This is freedom. So, listen like there is going to be a written, Read More

I loved my old flip-style cell phone. One of the things I miss is that my old flip phone would announce who is calling instead of simply ringing. She was no Siri, but she would proudly announce who was about to touch my life. I made life a little more interesting by giving everyone, Read More