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Delight

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These days, I seek antidotes to the despair I feel given our current political situation. These days, I need ways to manage the rage and sorrow that erupts from near-constant assaults on truth and justice, the erosion of morality, the absence of courage and real leadership […]

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The truth of who you are

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Today I have a simple message: We are all creative. Every Single One Of Us. Creativity is our birthright. There are not creative people and uncreative people. There are only people. Connecting to our creativity is a spiritual practice. It is essential. It feeds the soul. If we […]

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Rhino Wisdom

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Okay. I’m going to get a little woo-woo on you so, fair warning. I took a Shamanism workshop a few years ago taught by the wonderful Sarah Seidelmann who, if you didn’t know, is Maria Bamford’s sister (and Maria, if you didn’t know, is one […]

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What Might Happen?

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Ekhart Tolle says, Cooperate with the present moment as if you asked for it. That Ekhart. He’s so cray. I imagine tickling him over and over, my face pressed very close to his, saying, Did you ask for this, Ekhart? Did you? Did you? Hmm? […]

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Not all confidence is alike

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Everyone is afraid. I’m afraid. Somewhere inside, you’re afraid. Everyone you know is afraid, about something, some of the time.  People living lives of purpose aren’t any less afraid than the rest of us, they’re just practiced at not letting it stop them.  So, we’re afraid. Yay! HOW NORMAL […]

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Stay

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I signed up for a class in creating a solo show. I did Part 1 in the fall. Part 2 starts in a couple of weeks and ends with a performance. That I will do. In front of, you know, people.  I’ve wanted to do this […]

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What is it time for?

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We are here not just to grow but to transform. Transformation starts with a change so profound, it makes the old life–the one we had been living up until that moment, impossible. It shatters it, or some aspect of it, and we are suddenly no longer the same. The change […]

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Fear & Freedom

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I spent last weekend in New York at a workshop led by Josh Pais the actor, teacher, and the creator of Committed Impulse (CI). If you’ve never heard of Josh Pais and his work, go read more about it right now. It’s extraordinarily powerful, exhilaratingly profound work. He […]