All that needs to change is your mind.

Do This

  "Do this", says the fish as it snags a bug from the surface. "Do this", cries the hawk, spreading its wings open wide. "Do this", bellows the tree, crashing to the ground. "Do this", murmurs the leaf as it shimmers in the sunlight. "Do this", offers the deer as it...

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A Wish

  I have a wish. Some say "it's too simple to do any good!" Others say "it's wasting precious time!" My wish is this: Be alone for awhile, with nothing in particular to do. Watch and listen. This could change everything. Everything....

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A Holiday Gift

  Disaster breaks hearts. And that’s an opportunity. If we can find some grace inside a loss, the heart grows back with even more flexibility and strength. It’s hard to believe, but our own heartache offers us the chance to share the greatest gift we can ever bestow...

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Wisdom at the DMV

While getting a new drivers license at the DMV recently, I overheard a conversation. An older employee with soft brown eyes was encouraging an anxious 16-yr-old: “Just relax. Step away for a moment and try again”. The nervous teen took a deep breath and leaned forward...

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Slow Down and Stay Here!

If you're like me, there may have been times that felt like your life was passing you by. Does your mind continually race?  Do you ever wonder why you work so hard and feel very little satisfaction? Does the idea of taking time for yourself make you feel a pang of...

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Loosening My Grip

I’ve just moved. It wasn’t the first time, but this time it was different. My first move was from my hometown in Pennsylvania to college. After staying around Philly for seven years, I left for California. Finally, in the early nineties, I settled in the Southwest....

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Where Joy Resides

It can change in an instant. And it does. Mood. You can feel sad, alone or despondent one minute, and then, poof! Something shifts. It happened to me this morning. I awoke feeling sluggish and edgy - something quite unusual for me. I couldn't seem to shake it. As I...

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Have Fun With That!

Yesterday, someone asked how to find your life purpose. For me, it’s pretty simple. I’m here to do what comes naturally, to do what I love. Everything that comes out of that, is a part of my purpose.  No one will do it exactly like me. Take musicians, for instance. If...

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Enjoy the Show

I had a childhood friend who always did well in school. Top marks. She was focused. She took her “after school” activities seriously, too. To me, she seemed older and maybe wiser. I’ve since met others like her - people who knew what they wanted and where they were...

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Being There

I stopped to visit my friend Bill the other day. I was in his town to give a talk. He had recently stopped emailing me. His voice mail was disabled, too. Maybe he had lost complete use of his hands. Bill has had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 13 years. After I got...

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