Damn, I wish I had a crystal ball! Sometimes I think my mind is one. I’ll run a thousand scenarios ’til I think I’ve nailed it, ’til I think I’ve become the “all knowing” genie. And somehow I’m still gobsmacked when I’m wrong!Read More
Because the only way ever, for someone to know how we feel, to know what’s going through our minds, or to know what’s truly dear to us, is for us to say so. Until neuroscientists invent a mind reader, language is our greatest gift for creating intimacy and understanding.Read More
When I hear the term “peer pressure,” I think of kids egging each other on to do things they wouldn’t normally do. But a series of conversations I’ve had this week unveiled how adults are suffering from peer pressure too.
These pressures reveal themselves in one ubiquitous word… SHOULD.Read More
I was standing on the pedestrian way of the South Bank, just off Westminster bridge, with Big Ben behind my left side, and the London Eye straight ahead. A pigeon landed on the pavement in front of me.
The sounds were intense: people talking in assorted languages; traffic humming, horns yelping; and boats docking.Read More
My smile stretched from Timbuktu to Notre Dame, and my hands gave a little clap. I bounced on my toes and chanted “again... again!”
Then I saw my companions, my family members three... looking grim, even dismal and pasty no doubt. No jubilant shouts, no widespread grins, no desire to do it again.Read More
He sighed, looked longingly at the tables as we passed by, and marched forward. In the end, we missed the ferry anyway. We missed the islands, we missed the views, and we missed the ocean spray. None of that matters to me now. The thing I regret most…Read More
I often think that my years of experience give me wisdom and therefore I know better, but me knowing what’s true for me doesn’t help them. There are lessons that must come from within, lessons that can’t…Read More
How many times have I wished for life to happen on my schedule. For deals to close sooner and learning to happen faster? How many times have I wished for a moment to last a lifetime, or a sunset to freeze frame? How many times have I wished…Read More
Below are the method, the system, and the tools that will let you easily keep track of what needs to get done, which in turn will help leave your mind free for your next great idea.Read More
The kitten figured out that it could lay on the chair, as if to pounce, and then extend its paw through the cage bars. The rat was terrified. In its panicked state it would hop on its exercise wheel and run as if its life depended on it.Read More
My mind started going through my schedule for the day: Work calls, kids’ classes, emails from the day before that I was behind on, farm share to pick up, writing to do, website updates, receipts from last week to enter, newsletter to get out…Read More
Over the years I've set up my environment and created systems that naturally save time. I don’t have to use any extra brain power to go about my business. I get more done without freneticism and focus my attention on the things that are truly important to me.Read More
A few weeks ago I almost yelled at a young woman in the makeup store. Like everyone else in the world, I have a lot of different feelings, but anger is one that doesn’t show up for me very often; so I’m always surprised…Read More
Have you ever looked into the eyes of another and seen them without any labels, without any preconceived ideas, without judgement — simply seen their pure potential, the light of their soul?Read More
One day there was a knock at my door, I opened it and on the porch were two young men in gray dress slacks and white button-down shirts, carrying clipboards. Crap, why did I open the door I thought, what on earth are they going to try to sell me?Read More
Am I my body? Am I my thoughts?
Am I… my habits? my past? my relationships? my accomplishments? my illnesses? my possessions? my intentions? All of these? None of these?… I’m going to depart from my normal way of things by asking you to do something.Read More
I am a creator. I am light. I am love.
It seems as if… I'm a mother. I’m a wife. I’m a daughter. I’m a sister. I’m a friend.
But those are definitions of my connections, the roles I play. They are not who I am.Read More
Our relationships can be defined in levels, with fewer and fewer people at each one. The largest category being strangers, who my son once referred to as “friends we haven’t met yet,” then funneling down to the exclusive circle of our lovers.Read More
Technically, my body is hurtling through the universe at speeds I can’t even fathom, and yet, it seems like I’m sitting perfectly still!!
The topic I’m introducing today is like that. It seems as if people and situations can put feelings into us…Read More
I am not you. But I’m guessing you knew that. No matter how much I’d like to know what it’s like to be you... I never can... I never will. It’s impossible for me to wander with your mind when the meeting you're in is taking too long…Read More