The Capacity for Joy

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” 
– Marianne Williamson

It’s not an overstatement to say in recent months I’ve gotten everything I wanted. While I still have a few mountains yet to crest, from this vantage point they look more like welcome adventures than inordinate

By |November 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Manifestation Gets Real

“If you knew the power within yourself to be truly happy, to be truly whole, then you would never ask another to become the image you desire for yourself, in order to be happy and whole.” 

– Stephen Richards

I never studied “The Secret”, Law of Attraction, Abraham Hicks, or any number of countless resources currently

By |October 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Know You’re Good Looking

“I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky.
I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces.
I’ve had them forever.’ “
Emma Stone
Growing up I never doubted I was attractive. As a teenager I pretended to have issues with my appearance to fit in with my friends, but didn’t think any of us actually believed

By |September 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Acceptance of Power

“When you fight yourself, you lose every time.”
– Anonymous

Let’s imagine that there is something about your life you aren’t entirely satisfied with, and that you’ve been at a loss as to how to change it.

You read all the right books, meditate regularly, have a strong work ethic, know you are the creator of your

By |July 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The (Life-Changing) Experiment



We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.  
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

A common notion, especially on the personal-growth journey, is that other people project their own stories about themselves onto you. Meaning what other people think of you is really about them, and you shouldn’t concern yourself

By |June 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Love Your Life

“Life gets better when we get better.”
– Sarah Lambert
Buddhism teaches that you are not anything you can perceive, meaning:

You are not your thoughts.

You are not your emotions.

You are not your body, your desires, or your fears.

You are not the work you do, the objects you own, the people you know, the titles you hold, or

By |May 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Was Hit by a Semi-Truck, and Other Miracles

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for us to see.”
―C.S Lewis
I got hit by a semi-truck last Wednesday, and wasn’t hurt.

At 12:30pm, as I was driving onto the I-205 S on-ramp, listening to “Paint it Black” by

By |April 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Joy in Healing

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.”
– Horace Bushnell

Recently I was led in a meditation in which the heart opens to experience a quality it has been longing for.

In the 10 minute space of the exercise, I felt peace blossom within me,

By |February 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Steps for Cultivating Confidence in Daily Life

1. Replace the inner critic with an inner coach
Stop telling yourself you can’t do something.  Let your thoughts be proactive – how to do it, what’s necessary to do it better, and the awareness that you can do it. Asking “what’s the most useful thought I can have right now?” puts you in alignment

By |January 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Om Meditation

Meditation has always been important to me, and lately it’s been playing a greater role than ever. It seems natural and appropriate to share the experience. The below meditation focuses on “Om”, the sound of the heart Chakra. It is loosely translated as “I Am”, and opens the body to the experience of Oneness.

By |January 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments