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What’s Better – Help from Seen or Unseen Sources?

We’ve all been there. Something goes wrong: We get hurt. Someone offends us. Our car runs out of gas. So how do we get out of trouble? Where do we turn for help? Do we look for assistance from things we can see – people, places and things? Or is it better to ask for [...]

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Here’s a Trick to Keep You Moving Forward on Any Project

How many times have you had this happen: You start a brand new project. Maybe it’s a garden. Or a daily exercise routine. Or a rock opera about the lives of dyslexic mathematicians. Whatever it is, you get off to a roaring start. In fact, you make tons of progress your first day. Then tons [...]

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Why You Have to Stop Looking for Something in Order to Find It: A Case Study

What’s the worst thing you ever lost? A house? A job? Your mind? In the greater scheme of things, my recent loss wasn’t very big. In fact, it was teeny weeny. Here’s what I lost: For those of you who aren’t sure what you’re looking at, it’s a top to a water bottle. The water [...]

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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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