It’s Irresponsible NOT To Be A Millionaire

If you don't like who has the money, get some of it yourself! I’ve always made a modest income and managed to live quite nicely. But last October I bumped into my budget and saw that it was not covering my expenses. Ummm, how did that happen? Oh, all the usual ways....

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5 Reasons to Keep the Faith

It’s easy to feel “God’s not listening,” “God doesn’t care about me,” or even, “God doesn’t exist.” I was raised as an atheist. But I was also a child of the ’60s. The psychedelic art of Peter Max, psychedelic music of the Grateful Dead, and psychedelic drugs that...

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Your Words Are In Your Body

Your words are in your body. A writer’s best thinking arises from your organs, not your brain. Your stories are not warehoused between your ears. Like most, you probably assume your stories are warehoused between your ears. But to rely solely on your brain, my friend,...

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Shekinah, Divine Feminine and the Holy Spirit

One night, when I was teaching A Course in Miracles in New York City, we had a guest from Israel.  About an hour into class, I referred to the Holy Spirit as “He” and she bolted upright with surprise! “He?” she said, making sure she heard me right. “Yes,” I answered,...

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Herein Lies the Mother Lode

The dictionary defines "mother lode" as a principal vein or lode of a region; a rich source of something. Urban slang uses "motherload" to mean big winnings or hitting the jackpot. Your journal introduces you to your real self. There is so much more to you beneath the...

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“No” Is the New “Yes!”

Figure out what you don’t want to find out what you do want. “Small” is the new “big.” “Orange” is the new “black.” “40” is the new “20.” And “No” is definitely the new “Yes!” I notice that when I ask my clients what they want in their lives, 99% of the time they...

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Stop Explaining Yourself

It undermines your self-confidence and is a form of self-betrayal. Enthusiastically, “I was offered the job at the local hospital that I applied for!” Lukewarm, “Oh … are you going to take it?” Dampened enthusiasm, “Yes! I’ve been hoping against hope I’d get the...

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Feeling Sorry for Yourself Can Be Healthy

Just for now, let it be all about you. I love feeling sorry for myself. What progress! I used to be someone who was so good at controlling my emotions that I didn’t even know I was doing it. The truth is, those of us who are reluctant to feel sorry for ourselves are...

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I Would Have Been A Dancer

If my mom hadn’t been so sad, and my dad hadn’t been so scared, they would have noticed that I loved to dance. If my mom hadn’t been so depressed, and my dad hadn’t been so oppressive, they would have taken me for dance lessons. If my mom hadn’t been so blue, and my...

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To Love or To Be Loved

Is that the question? Or is there a third way … Black and white thinking is a hallmark of the brokenhearted and tormented. When Hamlet pondered, “To be, or not to be — that is the question” he was contemplating suicide (his love for Ophelia being one of several...

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On Mother’s Day: For Those of You Who Do Not Have Children

If you do not have children, and find Mother’s Day a painful reminder of that, I am here to hold your hand. Maybe you have nurtured and, yes, mothered people, but no one counts you as a mother, because you do not have children. Maybe you have taken yourself for...

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The Healing Power of Red Traffic Lights

Most drivers prefer the green traffic light. Green says “go,” “smooth sailing,” “on schedule,” “won’t be late,” “accelerate” … and if you catch a series of them, “I’m on a roll!” “wheeee,” “this is my lucky day,” “maybe I should buy a lottery ticket,” and other...

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