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The Secret to Instant Transformation

“When we stop thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”
Joseph Campbell
A few years ago I did an experiment at the behest of my Tai Chi teacher. It was to not talk about myself for one week. The experience had such a profound, life-changing effect I wrote an article

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How Life Actually Works

“If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked.”
Tao te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation)
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Newton’s Third Law of Motion
There is an important aspect of reality I’ve struggled for a long time to articulate. It’s something

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fun Secret to a Great Life

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Walt Disney
There is a list that lives in my head, it may be familiar to you as well. It is the ideal of everything I should do and be.

It includes:

Meditate and otherwise work to improve myself every day
Wake up early, fresh, and inspired each morning
Eat a pristine

By |June 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Get the Most out of Aha Moments

“We must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
I was recently faced with another “aha moment”.

Anyone familiar with my writing will know I’m not terribly interested in ahas. They tend to stop energy rather than moving it, because when something is new we

By |May 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gift Within Bad Luck

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius
I recently started having more money than I’m used to. There are several contributing factors to this, mostly pleasant, but there has been an undesired and familiar effect to my increased fortune.
Just when I was ready to sit down with someone about my new

By |April 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How the Truth Compels Us

“Three things cannot be long hidden.
The sun, the moon, and the truth.”
– Buddha
There is a myth about truth that I’ve seen cause many people to overly complicate their lives.

It has two parts.

The first is that the truth is unwelcome and often painful, and the second is that kindness and tact frequently require us to

By |March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Superpower of One

“My life is my message.”
Mahatma Gandhi
There’s a scene in the first Iron Man movie, where Tony Stark is watching TV and sees a report on atrocities happening on the other side of the world. He immediately dons his newly invented Iron Man suit, rockets himself over there, and saves a village.

For me this was

By |January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Secret of Money and Purpose

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish,
but it will not replace you as the driver.”
Ayn Rand
My sister Miriam is a born writer, but she studiously avoided making it a career for fear of being poor. She even faked her answers to the career test given in high school to

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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

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