Compassion: the wish to see others free from suffering. Say what you will about politics. The thing that has me completely flummoxed is how many Americans are completely compassionless. How can this be true? I ask myself. But the support for pulling back on our most compassionate social . . .
This was supposed to be the day I announced my new business. But. Launch of my new business has been delayed. Why? A deadline-challenged consultant and a bad font choice, which spiraled into big-time schedule problems with the website and with printing. There's nothing to be done but fix it . . .
It's interesting how so many people bought into the Secret from the Oprah Winfrey point of view. Manifesting for them was all about achieving great wealth. After all, they reasoned, Oprah did it, so why can't we? Manifesting is pretty simple, it turns out. But it's just not as easy as it . . .
What else is there to say? I'm horrified at what is happening and will happen in this new regime. . . .
In all the election craziness and packing up to leave Santa Fe last fall I missed the death of Janet Reno from Parkinson's Disease at a young 78. So when a piece about her appeared in the year's New York Times magazine death features a couple months back I was stunned. As a Floridian for many . . .
I loved this the moment I saw it because it recognizes the human condition for most of us. Grounded in the tangible world around us, while recognizing the no-limits nature of the sky above--whether it's opportunity just waiting to be taken or spirituality--and that burning desire to do something to . . .
Do you ever wonder how many people think about making the most of their life? Of living fully and completely, in every sense of the word? Some seem to do this naturally, while others struggle. At school the other day, I had an epiphany. Our mentor and I were getting coffee in the school kitchen . . .
If you visit here regularly, you know I'm a believer in the science that shows cannabis is good medicine. It seems odd to refer to science as having "believers," as if it were some weird cult. Of course, in today's alternate universe, science has become a strange cult instead of the empirically . . .
If you're lucky, your parents instilled lessons about how to be a good human. And if you're super-lucky, the lessons stuck. But in case they didn't, here are my tips on how to be a good human. Because we sure do need more good humans around here. Right? Be there. Being present with your friends, . . .
One of the things I find so interesting about social media is the close up and personal view they provide of human behavior...in its rawest form. It's surprising how unguarded people are about what they post. It's as if they don't understand how much of themselves they reveal. And here's what . . .
Got a question for you. I was chatting online with a friend last week about how busy I was preparing for the launch of my new business, when he asked me this: "Can't you just be a happy retired person?" He's super-happy in his retirement. He rides his motorcycle or bike, spends a couple hours a . . .
My life has always been full of surprises. The unexpected. Love and betrayal. Family crazies. Friendships gained and lost. Your life's probably been the same. Because that's what life is. It's full of surprises. Today I'm at Stanford Hospital, where my husband is having a three-hour surgery. We . . .
When we think something is "hard to believe" it's usually because it doesn't fit our existing paradigm of the world. Most of us are wedded to our view of how things are: it's how we make sense of the world around us. Ideas that don't fit our orderly view are easily scoffed at. I've noticed that one . . .
I don't know about you, but the tension pervading every corner of this nation since The Election weighs heavily on me. Maybe you feel the same way. Because 45 and his craziness have generated a whole lot of stress. It's important that we not let all the negativity and tension drag us down. Which . . .
I know there are people who think we are born, live and upon death, fade to black. Period. End of story. I'm not one of them. It makes no sense that the this entire complicated system would be set up for...nothing. So why are we here? It's really pretty simple, in my view. We are here to . . .
When a friend told me the other day that something was "impossible" I was completely taken aback. Because most of the time, the concept of impossible exists only in our minds. It's a self-limiting belief. If we think it's impossible, it IS. For us, anyway. And that belief keeps us from living . . .
No matter how with-it we think we are, there's no question that aging has effects on our bodies and our minds. Cognitively, we're not as sharp as we were when we were younger. That's just a fact. It may take more time to process information, our memories lag a bit and in general, learning can be . . .
"Not every tear in the fabric of civility opens a path to Auschwitz but that civilization is immeasurably fragile, and is easily turned to brutality and barbarism. The human capacity for hatred is terrifying in its volatility." ~Adam Gopnik/The New Yorker This part of a story I read in The New . . .
The outrage and upset all over social media reflect the complete frustration many feel about the current state of the nation and the absolute loony-tunes who is "running" our country. Feeling otherwise powerless, many are calling, writing, emailing, signing, all in the hope of helping minimize the . . .
NOTHING REALLY CHANGES, DOES IT? The Republican Party obsession with birth control and abortion reminded Meryl Baier of Six Decades of Counting that, as a history major, one thing you learn is that some things never change. Including human behavior. Birth control has been a Concern/obsession of . . .