Jim Carrey Has Lost His Mind.

And it's a beautiful thing! I remember recently reading a lot of news about Jim Carrey. Not very flattering either. This is just one of literally hundreds of news stories and social media posts about him lately... "OK, I'm worried that Jim Carrey will be the next Robin Williams. He is just babbling whenever he …

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An Extraordinary Man. An Amazing Place. An Inspiring Documentary.

I think it's a very rare thing when you discover someone who you never met but who winds up having a very profound and personal impact on your life. For me, most of the people that have had the biggest impact on my life have been my family, friends and mentors I have been blessed …

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Where Did I Go?

I have had quite a few people who regularly read this blog ask me why I decided to take a pause in my weekly blogging. That's really kind that people are actually interested in following my journey.  I appreciate that immensely. And so here is the answer... As some of you may know from reading …

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My New Year’s Wish For You…

So much of the outside world is beyond our control. War, famine, poverty, bigotry, violence, cruelty -- are all forces that live alongside peace, forgiveness, unselfishness, kindness, hope, inspiration and goodness. And while we can of course do our best to always be on the side of good as opposed to harm, we still have …

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Equanimity.

  Zen Story: Maybe There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it …

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My Suffering. My Greatest Teacher. Part 2…Other People’s Suffering.

I was so pleased that my blog last week generated such a nice response, very grateful it seemed to touch a nerve with some people who read it. I actually have a bit more to share on this topic of how I learned that my sufferings were actually my blessings and  greatest teachers. I re-read …

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My Suffering. My Greatest Teacher.

I had what you would call a "non-traditional" childhood. Perhaps that's the kind way of saying it. The truth was that it was hard, confusing, painful and, more often than not, terrifying. My parents struggled in their own relationship and, sadly, left my siblings and I to largely fend for ourselves. Not that we went …

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Material Wealth vs. Spiritual Wealth.

I have always been amazed at how much time people devote to pursuing all things material...cars, gadgets, bigger houses, the newest and shiniest objects. I am also increasingly shocked at how much time people spend with their material things...namely, their phones. And it's no surprise to me to see so many people I know so …

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