Lessons from a Lamp

“Complete the motion if you stumble.”
– The Red Hot Chili Peppers
​I built the above lamp with my boyfriend over the course of a year. We named it Dragon Glass, after the dragon images we wood-burned for it, and the mirror and ice resin used as the base.

We started early in our courtship, shortly after

By |December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Superpower and How to Use It

“I would never die for my beliefs. I might be wrong.”
– Bertrand Russell
​I’ve been wanting to write this article for a while now. At least a year. I’ve held off because the concept is so important I wanted to do it justice, and to be sure I was ready to accurately present it.

It’s one

By |November 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Inescapable Secret to Happiness

 “What could be more insane than to oppose life itself,
which is now and always now? Surrender to what is.
Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts
working for you rather than against you.”
 ―Eckhart Tolle 
Here’s a personal confession that, as a business owner, I probably shouldn’t make:

I hate social media.

From the first time I heard

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

The Head First Nose-Dive into Vulnerability

“We are at our most powerful the moment
we no longer need to be powerful.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal
I moved last month.

Moving, as anyone who’s done it knows, involves upheaval of almost every aspect of your life, an intense confrontation of details, and having to interact with strangers about things we – or I, at

By |September 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

A life-affirming take on what happens when we try to know and control life.

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

I Healed a Spider!

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi
Outside my kitchen a fairly large garden spider (pictured above) wove a web the size of the window it attaches to. This has provided me with an up-close view of nature, as I’ve gotten to see her in detail attend to the needs of

By |August 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

How to Conquer the “Should” Critic

“If you truly want to change your life,
you must first change your mind.”
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

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