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Other People Are Vacuum Cleaners

“Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are
the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for
discontent, neither for despair.”
- Ieyasu Tokugawa
There’s a famous Zen story, you may have heard of it:

A man is enjoying his time in a canoe, floating on a river. Suddenly another canoe crashes into him. He turns

By |July 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Question That Changes Everything

“If you truly want to change your life,
you must first change your mind.”
Unknown
A few weeks ago I met with self-care counselor Durga Fuller about my diet. Our session started with me complaining that I knew better, and so should do better.

I’d met with nutritionists and Naturopaths before, made strict diet plans, and religiously

By |June 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Surprising Truths About Life Purpose (especially #3)

“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in
life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
― Lauren Bacall

In 2007 I received my first psychic reading. At the time I was stagnant and miserable. I felt an extreme urgency to be doing something more with my massage work, but had no idea

By |May 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Crucial Insight for Getting Things Done

Note: The below article is an excerpt from the ebook, “20 (In-Depth) Tips to Make Life Easier”. Be sure to read to the end for a special announcement.

“Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.”
Sydney Madwed
“What

By |April 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Little, Easy Things

“Little hinges swing big doors.”    
 - W. Clement Stone  

If you want to change your life – really change it, not just wish for or try to make it different but experience a lasting shift – then I have a secret to share with you.

The thing that changes your life is not the

By |March 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Change Your Life in 2 Minutes – TED Talk with Amy Cuddy

When I come across techniques that are incredibly simple and simultaneously life changing, I like to share them. Social Scientist Amy Cuddy explains the effectiveness and science of “Power Posing”, which can alter how you think of and experience yourself in just two minutes a day.

By |February 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Letting Go

“Enlightenment is inevitable, everything else is stalling.”
- Unknown Source
In order to change our lives we have to allow ourselves to change. That may seem like a challenge, but it is both easier and more nuanced than it sounds.

Change is actually the easy part. We do it every day, aware of it or not. The

By |January 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The (Hidden) Nature of Success

“An archer must pull back his bow in order for the arrow to fly.”
- Richard Hittleman (paraphr.)
It’s the start of a New Year, and if you’re at all like me the cultural ideal of having a “fresh start” is rampant in your mind. You want and are ready to commit to real change – not

By |January 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deeply Okay

“Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu
A few months ago something minor triggered the sense experience that there was something deeply wrong with me. It was a familiar feeling, one I’ve encountered enough times to know how much I don’t like it.

Being the self-improvement junkie that I am,

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

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