What’s your relationship to silence? Do you embrace it? Do you shun it? Do you fill your life with sound – people, television, radio – in order to avoid it? Personally, I love to be quiet. I love spending time in the silence, touching base with myself – my mind, my body, my soul. Except [...]
What’s your spiritual practice? Do you meditate? Do you pray or say affirmations? Do you spend time in nature, absorbing the beauty of the Divine? My spiritual home is the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa. At our Center, we have five practices that help us align with the Divine. They are as follows: 1. [...]
What’s the scariest thing you have to do? Ask your boss for a raise? Clean your fridge? Or how about speaking in public?! That’s always a popular option. There are plenty of things that scare me, but these days I’m wrestling with a particularly frightening activity, one I avoid at all costs. Here’s what happened: [...]
What’s your favorite word? Do you have one? If so, do you say it all the time, like “Dude” or “Awesome“? Or do you only use it every once and a while? Like, “Gosh, I sure am feeling copacetic today.” Or, “I wish I wasn’t so discombobulated.” I have so many favorite words, it’s hard to [...]
When you agree to pet-sit for a friend, there are three basic assumptions to be made: 1) You will feed the pet. 2) You will keep the pet safe. 3) You will do your best to keep the pet alive until your friend returns. No problem, right? Piece of cake, right? So why was it [...]
If you took an inventory of your life, what would you find? Are there areas that are totally hunky dory? And how about train wrecks – are there any of those? I like to think that my life is train-wreck-free, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes my trains get seriously wrecked. Or life wrecks [...]
What do Disneyland and spiritual retreat centers have in common? Not much. Not on the surface. But scratch that surface a little bit, and you’ll find a world of depth, a world of insights, a world of profound spiritual truths just waiting to pour into your mind and heart, changing you forever. Especially when it [...]
What do you do when you’re feeling crappy? If you’re like me, you have a variety of techniques to feel better, some of which work and some of which don’t. In the past, food – especially sugar – was my favorite quick-fix. Never mind that it made me feel worse afterwards, I convinced myself that [...]
What’s your most important thing? Do you have one? And if so, do you ever forget it? I wish I could say I have my priorities in order and never forget what’s most important to me. But that’s not the case. Claiming that I always remember what’s most important to me would be like saying [...]
So there was this guy named Buddha. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He had a lot to say about a lot of things, and one of those things was the Noble Eightfold Path. This particular octagonal path consists of a bunch of groovy activities to help you have a groovy, enlightened life. Things like right [...]
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