What is going on here?

I spent much of my early life feeling deeply engaged and alive. As I grew older I became more and more closed down. I felt frustrated, depressed and unable to figure out what was wrong. There was nothing in outside circumstances that would point to anything other than a great life. But I kept swirling […]

How I came to find my purpose

Ten years ago I felt flat, depressed and frustrated. I knew there was more to life – more I wanted to be doing, more I wanted to be contributing, more I wanted to be feeling. I wanted to live on purpose. I wanted to matter more. I couldn’t figure out what that meant or how […]

Connect with Money: Free Meditation

I recommend that you listen to this post, rather than read it. Click here to listen. (7 minutes):   Who is Money?   We all grew up with stories about money. Stories like:   Money is hard to get. If you get it too easily you’re cheating somehow or taking advantage or just plain lazy. […]

Because You CAN Love your Life

I have a story to share with you.   Nancy has asked me to share it, in the hopes that it will serve you. Nancy is an amazing gal. Just amazing. She has done so many interesting things in her life – it’s inspiring to watch her. It’s also been confusing sometimes, and occasionally exhausting. […]

What it Takes to Alter Yourself

Are you gnashing your teeth, trying to change or alter something?   Does it feel like you’re fighting yourself – and losing?   You probably are. Consider this:   The Equation of Change A person will not change or alter themselves as long as their perceived level of dissatisfaction is less than their perception of […]

Note to my Younger Self

To My Younger self: My good friend Debbie LaChusa has a birthday today, and as part of her birthday musings, she posed the question: What would I like to go back and tell my younger self? It felt so good to answer this question I decided to post my reply here, and then to ask […]

Are you being receptive, or defensive?

Giving and receiving   Don't you feel great, when you have the opportunity to help someone, and they graciously accept and receive your help? Contrast that to how it feels when you offer help and they turn you down, reject your offer, or take your help begrudgingly.   The whole giving/receiving cycle is pretty messed up, because […]

What is True Personal Freedom?

July 4, 2013 American Independence Day     What is True Personal freedom?     True Personal Freedom is being willing and able to show up completely as yourself, who you really are.   Which to me means: Being free of any thoughts that would have me deny who I really am, at a soul level. […]

Worry about what others think? Competence is key

My Dance with Competence   I am a competent person. And I would have said that I feel pretty much at peace with my basic competence.   Except for one thing: A few years back, when I was beginning to notice things with more awareness, I noticed a pattern that wasn’t serving me.   I […]

The Most Important Question

Every result you create in your life flows from the answer to this question. It's a question that you probably don't know you are asking, and which you are answering unconsciously all the time:   Do I care more about  what other people think, or about what I think? Do I care more about how […]