Archive for the Task #7: Step It Up Category

Does this factor makes the difference in raising calm, loving teenagers?

I was just listening to another parent’s story of an out-of-control, unrecognizable teenager. It seems as if one day our kids are grinning lovingly at us, and the next they are sullen, slamming-the-door sorts of beasts. They don’t do what you ask them to, and they want to […]

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Inquiry: Is suffering truly optional?

‎”Pain is a part of life, but suffering is optional,” said the guest speaker at church a few Sundays ago now, a Zen Buddhist spiritual teacher. Though I’ve heard it a zillion times, I love this saying. It reminds me that it is not life itself that is […]

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A secret about clutter: this morning’s meditation insight

My friend is putting together a class on clearing clutter, and this perennial struggle has been top of my mind.  Then this morning, my meditation gave me an unexpected insight into the piles and disorganization we call clutter. As I sat in meditation enjoying an unusually deep […]

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My ego? Or your healing?

Last weekend someone asked to come see me for some healing. They said, “How about Monday?” I gulped. Between clients and especially on weekends, the massage therapy table in my office can become like a kitchen counter — a magnet for stuff that’s “between locations.” This time, I […]

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Was Jesus talking about artistic angst in the Gospel of Thomas saying #70? (Article 1 of 2)

A few months ago, I went looking for that quote from the Gospel of Thomas — the one that artists, writers, and healers love — the one that says something like: if you do not bring forth what is within you, it will just kiiiiiiiill you. Oh yeah. In the […]

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Went fishin’ for something greater…

Over and over again in the spiritual journey, we encounter dark nights of the soul–periods when we get discouraged and bleak, despite our circumstances. This depression rarely makes sense: just last week you may have been totally upbeat about a certain project, with the world at your […]

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Going on a pilgrimage… see you this fall!

I’m going on a pilgrimage, and have agreed to give up something of great value to me. Right now, it’s all swirling in my head. This is spring, a time of rebirth, newness, and growth. Perfect timing. A pilgrimage is a journey to a place of great […]

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Let’s think about this criticism thing…

Yesterday I had the most wonderful time at a writer’s group. I was productive, ate great quiche, met other writers, and enjoyed being with other people who spend all day writing or thinking about writing. Best of all, after working, we took turns reading some of what […]

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Is power about influencing and dominating?

What is power? How would you define it? Recently I read this definition: “Though power most often refers to the ability to influence people (Guerrero, DeVito & Hecht, 1999, p. 314), power is also related to dominance and status (Guerrero, DeVito & Hecht, 1999, p. 315)…” Hunh? […]

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Why it’s OK to want to change, but not do anything about it… yet

Is there some area of your life where you know you need to make a change, but you just… haven’t… done it yet? Maybe you’ve been intending to lose that extra 10 pounds, start a newsletter for your business, finish your book, or do that scrapbook. I […]

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Shot through the heart: is it too late?

It is the worst feeling in the world when you unintentionally cause someone else pain. You wish you could rewind, unsay, and erase, erase, erase. It is like lightning striking your relationship, too. It hurts both sides. I’m at a loss to understand or amend what happened […]

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Welcoming Aquarius: Summoning Your Allies

Friends! The Sun moves into Aquarius today at 8:10 am pacific time. We leave the silence of Capricorn to rally our passionate troupes. Here’s the big question: Who do you want to be playing with this year? With whom do you feel most alive? Who inspires you, […]

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The true value we seek in a role model

I’ve been searching hard for a good quote about being a strong role model for others. It’s an important role to play. Role models shine their light brightly to help those behind them find their way. They uplift and inspire. As healers, we need to be great role […]

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Writers: Year-end tasks for a clean & clear 2012

The holidays are in full swing and the thrill of the brand new year is upon us. Here are a few tasks for this week or next to get you in a great position for next year, clear and ready for your best year yet. Out with […]

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What flavor of psychic are you? Part 2: Clairaudience

This article series is about the many forms of human intuition. Do you know your strongest type? To recap our intro article, intuition is a way you can receive information through the parts of your consciousness other than your physical body or rational, thinking mind. Intuition is […]

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Welcoming Sagittarius: Get on Your Horse and Ride

“I see the goal, I reach the goal and then I see another.” Have things been a bit intense of late? Can I hear a hallelujah? Wow. Everyone around me has been in the thick of transformation. The month of Scorpio is always a ride. It requires […]

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Did Einstein invent the Law of Attraction?

Enjoying facebook yesterday, I found this poster. If you can’t see the visual, it says: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. […]

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FREE Call to Help You Finish Your Book, Info Product, Blog, Thesis, or BIG Art Project!

Have you gotten stuck writing a book, workshop, information product, or finishing a big creative project? Struggling to finish? Feeling guilty? Missing deadlines? Worried you aren’t ever going to finish? Can’t find the time? I know what it’s like.  For three years I worked on writing a […]

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Welcoming Scorpio: Wrestling into the Light

“Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge triumphant” The Sun moves into Scorpio today at 2:30 pm. We now plunge into the one of the most intense, penetrating, deep times of the year. In Scorpio, we are all warriors and as such we all have […]

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Feeling blue or stuck? Be inspired by these videos

The most powerful “cure” for feeling blue, sad, tired or depressed is helping others. Now, even in the middle of the night, you can be inspired by healing and helping stories. KarmaTube.org offers videos about people who have helped others and overcome their own challenges. It inspires […]

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