We live in a culture that barrages us with images of a life that all smart, attractive, successful, or otherwise good people are entitled to live. It’s a life of wealth, great sex, physical beauty, perfect careers, adoring relationships, great health,...read more
I used to be poor—my bank balance had little to do with it. I was soul-poor. I saw the world as a place of lack and unfairness. I constructed a whole story around it. This was my story: I’m broke. I don’t have money, talents, opportunities, people to help me,...read more
TRADING SHOULDS FOR WANTS This is my THIRD return from an inner retreat in three years. First, it was mom’s illness. Then, her passing. Then, I jumped fully into the fire of remaking my life. I grieved, took a break from my work, fell out of love, sold...read more
10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Life: 1) Gossipers gossip. Gossiping—speaking negatively about others who aren’t present—is a vile habit. It’s driven by insecurity, and anyone who gossips to you about others is also (or will soon be) gossiping about...read more
One of my commitments to myself is to be conscious of life’s opportunities for deepening growth and meaning. I’ve missed many prospects for valuable learning, bonding and enjoyment by being caught up in the past or the future, focusing on the negative...read more
Could you spare 3 weeks–just 21 days–to refrain from negative self-judgment and criticism?