6/6/2012: The point of understanding


Thankful. What a difference a year makes. A day. A moment. This time last year I was in the ER with my beloved best friend, waiting for an ambulance to transfer him to a hospital across town. In the face of a life-threatening illness he was supernaturally high-spirited, an inspiration and utter mystery to his …

True thoughts: The truth is always simple, always good.


I've been writing about recognizing how critical our thoughts are, and how we can embrace the fact that we are masters of our own minds.   Yes, this was inspired by an Adam Sandler flick.  And yes, at some points it was full Sandler.  But in between those points it drove home what happens when …

Spotting: Maintaining a center for sober thoughts so your life is anti-venom


I think, probably the most annoying annoyance in the history of annoyances is when something you know shouldn't get under your skin, does.  Like a person's behavior.  Or a foul odor.  Colds.  Sometimes, the news. Even worse is when you can reasonably convince yourself, you should have seen whatever annoying circumstance was coming, and prevented …

Never under duress: Master your environment and mind.


I strained my back during dance class recently and am (sparingly) taking muscle relaxers and painkillers along with doing physical therapy... Which is another way to say I've been super drowsy and laying around a lot the past few days.  And after a shocking series of unexpected events, I realized how much my pain, grogginess, …

Habitual Thinking: A fruitful mind feeds on fruit.


An old(ish) Adam Sandler movie, of all things, got me inspired to write about: Habitual thinking and how life-changing it can be to simply change the way you think;  How important rest is; How rest influences what we do when we're not resting. Now it's time for practical steps. Trust me, everyone needs to change their thinking habits. …

Habitual thinking: Resting so you can recreate, refresh, renew


I called myself vegging out, watching an Adam Sandler movie recently and ended up feeling like I was in a wildly entertaining master class about habitual thinking...  Inspired by a DVR control and a lot of banal humor.  So, I wrote about how habitual thinking is not in our best interest. The movie (Click) centered …

Adam Sandler’s Click: An unexpected message about habitual thinking


I watched Click, a hilarious mess of a movie the other day.  I was pleasantly surprised to see another layer in each scene: symbols, patterns, universal truths. In the movie the main character struggles to become a new man.  And yeah, his name is Michael Newman.   In desperation, Newman unknowingly accepts help from the …

Never alone: Always in love.


Romance begins with you. Love on yourself today and everyday, so your relationship reflects healing and wholeness now and in the future. Relationships are not two people completing each other.  They are two hearts reflecting two spirits, enhanced.  So the condition of your spirit is magnified. If it isn't right alone, it will just be …

Problem perspective: Relax and let challenges show off how awesome you are.


Problem perspective:  Relax and let challenges show off how awesome you are.  A couple weeks ago, my awesome boyfriend shared his most recent, rather horrifying audition experience.  Mind you, I say he's awesome not only because we're all best friends forever and such mush... He's truly one of those people who just shines, especially when …

Why entertainers (including Beyoncé) should expose themselves more.


I watched the Beyoncé Superbowl performance and was struck by a few things: She's amazing. I know a LOT (okay almost all) of her songs.  Word for word.  In harmony. Apparently Beyoncé, along with Scandal, the presidential campaign, hate crimes and Chick Fil-A, is among the domestic news topics that expose the broad and opposing …