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How Not to Act in the Presence of a Celebrity

What’s the best way to act in the presence of someone famous? Should you bow down at their feet in deference to their superiority and godliness? Or should you ignore them, proving that you’re not impressed by their status? Or how about a combination of the two, alternating between fawning all over them and pretending [...]

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There’s Only One Opinion About Yourself That Matters – And It’s Not Yours

Yes, that’s what I said. There’s an opinion about you that’s even more important than your own. More important than liking how you look in the morning. More important than feeling good about your accomplishments on the job. More important than your pride about your skills and traits and talents. Whose opinion could possibly be [...]

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How to Use a Pyramid of Power to Protect You From Life’s Annoyances

When was the last time you used a Pyramid of Power to protect you from life’s little annoyances? If your answer is either “Never” or “It’s been a few months since I’ve used my Pyramid of Power and boy, do I miss it!”, then it’s time for you to get back in the game! (If [...]

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My Guru Has a Tail, Episode 8: The Quick Change Artist

If you’re anything like me, you love change. You can’t get enough of it! Every day, you wake up and pray that the Universe will totally rearrange every aspect of your life so you can feel completely disoriented, discombobulated, and disenfranchised. HA! As if. Change is upsetting. It’s disruptive. Yes, it’s often in service of [...]

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3 Ways to Tell If You’re Living Your Passion

How do you feel about the phrase “living your passion”? Does it make you tingle from head to toe, eager to bust out and share your passionate stuff with the world? Or does it piss you off? I used to be in the latter category. Mostly because I wasn’t living my passion. It seemed impossible. [...]

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How to Perform Miracles in Your Everyday Life

Who can perform miracles? Is it just super-talented people? Like Evel Knievel, riding his motorcycle over buses and sharks. Or Jesus and his light-footed aquatic antics. Or can anyone perform miracles? As you can tell by the title of this post, my answer to this question is a big, fat YES! We can all perform [...]

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How to Master the Art of Not Caring What Other People Think: A Four Step Process

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least and 10 being the most, how much do you care what other people think of you? If you said 1, you’re a liar totally enlightened. If you said 10, Welcome to my world. It’s not that I always care what others think about [...]

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A Radical Mantra That Will Shake Up Your Life

What if there was a mantra that could solve all of your problems? I’m talking every single one of your problems – from hangnail to divorce. What if this mantra had the power to completely eviscerate everything you perceive as difficult, wrong, or totally-not-fair? And shake up your life in the process. You probably think [...]

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Why Americans Have a Distorted View of Exercise – And How We Can Change It

Do you work out? If so, how often? Once a day? Once a week? Once a year? I recently read a book that has permanently altered how I see the role of exercise in my life. The book is called The Blue Zones and it chronicles the lives of people in five areas of the [...]

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Sugar Binge: My Addiction to Candy Crush Saga

Are you one of the eight million people who currently play Candy Crush Saga? Or are you someone who thinks “Candy Crush Saga” describes the aftermath of a sugar binge? I was in the latter category until a few short weeks ago. Then I read an article about how Candy Crush Saga is the most [...]

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