Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2012«

a new year is upon us

December 31, 2012


1. What did you learn this past year?  2. What do you want to create next year?   


December 30, 2012


It’s amazing what happens when you really listen to someone. When you clear your mind of what you think the other person is trying to say and train yourself to hear what’s really going on underneath the dialogue. When you start to notice energetic inflections and disappointing sighs and notice the kinds of words being […]


December 29, 2012


What if it’s not meant to be a struggle? What if it’s not mean to be an uphill battle? What then? 

Being selective

December 28, 2012


There’s a difference between being too picky and being selective.  There’s a difference between settling for someone and accepting someone.  There’s a difference between being brutal and being honest.  I don’t know if I can even define these terms for you because there are so many variables involved. But I know that my own life […]


December 27, 2012


When you surround yourself with thoughtful, kind, wise people, you automatically become more thoughtful, kind and wise. So, surround yourself with good people. This is life and shit will happen. It’s all easier to deal with when you’re surrounded with love.  

So what?

December 26, 2012


So what if you royally screwed up the stuffing for dinner. So what if you bought a Starbucks gift card for you brother’s new  girlfriend (who actually doesn’t drink coffee).  So what if you were overdressed for the holiday party.  That’s not what any of it was about, any way. 


December 25, 2012


As a kid, isn’t one of the best things about Christmas the magical nature of Santa Claus? The idea that, overnight, a man has a flying sleigh and flying reindeer and they go and bring presents to everyone?  Isn’t that one of the best things about being a kid, all of the magic and mystery […]

The silly, non-stop pursuit of happiness

December 24, 2012


Happiness forever is a great marketing tactic. It sells books. It sells workshops. It sells classes and sessions and drugs and a bunch of other stuff, too.  But it’s not true. It’s just not true. You’re not supposed to be happy all of the time. If you were, you would be.  Other emotions are valid, […]

Dear Human:

December 23, 2012


You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty […]

Am I a bad person?

December 22, 2012


You know how sometimes you lie awake in bed at night, struggling with difficult decisions, wondering if failing to do something somehow makes you a bad person?  You know what? Bad people don’t wonder about whether or not they are bad.