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My Everchanging Story

My Everchanging Story

I grew up in the prosperous 1950s and 1960s in a middle-class U.S. family. I was abused at home and bullied at school. I started looking for answers when I was 15 and started exploring psychotherapy and spirituality. In what I still see as a kind of miracle, I won a...

Are You a Slave to Your Patterns?

Are You a Slave to Your Patterns?

What are your enslavement patterns? “What do you mean,” you’re thinking, “I’m a free person!” Are you really free, though? Are you free to be fully and spontaneously yourself in each moment, dreaming your life into existence one action at a time? I’m betting that...

An Easy Guide to the ‘Flow State’

An Easy Guide to the ‘Flow State’

An Easy Guide to the ‘Flow State.’ Have you ‘had it’ with broken promises of a better life? Had enough of long-term psychological and spiritual paths? Learn your stuff and SPREAD YOUR WINGS!  That’s my approach: no nonsense. I won’t name names, but SOME teachers feel...

Feeling Isolated? Go Local!

Feeling Isolated? Go Local!

What do you do when you get that feeling that no one knows you’re alive? Many people jump on social media. Does that do ‘the trick?’ It doesn’t work for me. How about you? All the social media posts, “likes,” group discussions, videoconferences, emails, video clips...

Good News: Change is Simple!

Good News: Change is Simple!

When you boil down all psychological and spiritual work to its essence it’s this: change is simple. Delete the patterns that you’ve learned from others, and be the spontaneous, free being you are as you meet each moment. You’ve learned multitudes of things from others...

What a Difference a Team Makes!

What a Difference a Team Makes!

Have you noticed how something that looks impossible if “it’s just me,” becomes possible if it’s a team or group doing it? My in-laws are here this week, and projects that were too daunting for two have become easy for four.  The gardens are weeded and planted. The...

Trust Your OWN Ability to Find the Truth, Distrust “GroupThink”

Trust Your OWN Ability to Find the Truth, Distrust “GroupThink”

Have you noticed how big a difference a week makes in your life? How about in the news? In one week, I’ve been newly diagnosed with a broken ankle (not just sprained), put on two crutches and unable to do anything, then taken off the two crutches. The truth kept...

Turning Trouble into Transformation

Turning Trouble into Transformation

Turning Trouble into Transformation We’ve finally turned the corner into a warm Spring, and today’s temperatures are even summer-like. It’s my busy season in the garden and I have lots to do. Last Thursday, after a beautiful 1-mile walk with our dog Maya (now 13 years...

Boom, the Creative Energies of Spring are Popping

Boom, the Creative Energies of Spring are Popping

Heckle, Jeckle and Speckles, My Favorite Laying Hens say "Howdy and Welcome." Happy Wednesday, May 12, 2021  Wow, there’s lots going on this week. Spring has truly sprung, including popping a sprocket in my creative mind.  Hope you enjoy this week’s offerings! Tip of...

Spring: When Everything and Everyone Grows

Spring: When Everything and Everyone Grows

The arrival of about 120 perennial flowers required 7 hours of planting time last Wednesday, when I normally would have sent you a newsletter.  The picture above is evidence of last November’s bulb-planting event. Wow, nothing like color in the garden! This week’s...

The Media Focus on Death Can’t Hide Life in its Abundance

The Media Focus on Death Can’t Hide Life in its Abundance

It’s Spring here in eastern Pennsylvania and in many other places. I’m amazed, every day, at the amount of life appearing magically out of ‘nowhere’ after a very cold and snowy Winter. Even indoors, I’m amazed at the resilience of plant life. I bought two Phalaenopsis...