Oh, I know, vision boards may seem kind of, well, ethereal. Are they worth making? Do they really work? And how the heck do I create one? First, I'll confess that I've been making vision boards for nearly two decades and yes, they work. Yes yes yes. They work because the act of making one, of . . .
Every time I think my family has the corner on dysfunction I learn that other families I know have it even worse. From publicly throwing each other under the bus to sexual abuse and elder abuse, some families are all about darkness. I used to think about my crazy family dynamic more than I do now. . . .
If you feel guilty because you're a writer who isn't writing, an artist who isn't making art--let it go. You are creating the time and space that will spark ideas and inspire new directions. You're "gathering data." Our traditional work ethic says we have to be "doing something" every minute or . . .
When did we become so grey and humorless-- --when did we become people who carry the weight of the world on our shoulders --all of it--taking ourselves and everything around us far too seriously? I can hear the click of outraged responses on social media now. But hey, take a moment to hear me . . .
Whether your holidays have come and gone or you are looking forward to them, I hope your season is filled with peace, love and grace. . . .
My parents. This should have been the happiest day of my mother's life and maybe it was. But maybe it wasn't. Dad was a pretty complicated guy and as with most people, things weren't as one might have assumed. I know this for sure: she did not have the life she dreamed of. Who knows why things turn . . .
Physicists have been buzzing about multiverses for a while now, even though an alternate universe (or two or three or 10 million) is still a bit too complicated for the regular person to understand. How is it possible that there can be multiple realities? If physicists say so, it has to be true, . . .
Do you have any pet peeves that you want to get off your chest before the new year---you know, wipe the slate clean (so you can start fresh on New Year's Day)? Because I do. And let me begin: Dear Life Coaches: I may be on your mailing list but chances are I am not a prospect for what you are . . .
At a retreat in the mountains I was talking to an older man over dinner. I say, "older" but really, he could've been closer to my age than any of yours. Probably. Anyway, we were commenting on how the retreat center had been attractively built into the mountain requiring many flights of stairs and . . .
The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to offer this prayer of our love and kindness for all beings. It's so beautiful you might want to consider it for grace at today's dinner. May all beings everywhere be safe, be happy, warm and free from fear. May we all have good health and enough to . . .