Action Cures Hopelessness

Action Cures Hopelessness

Action cures hopelessness – advice from Dean Koontz’ beautiful character, Odd Thomas. Not sure if Odd actually spoke the words or if the words were spoken by another character to Odd. However, they appeared in my life at a time when I did not know how to move...
We Need New Stories!

We Need New Stories!

We need new stories of what is possible for quality of life and strength of community. I have had enough of negative, circular, external stories bombarding our minds, hurting our hearts, and draining our spirits. Last week I visited with a friend for whom I have deep...
Let Go of the Banana and Be Free

Let Go of the Banana and Be Free

In the October 1989 issue of MACROBIOTICS TODAY, Herman Aihara, a great teacher and founder of the Vega Study Center, gives an example of what happens when we do not let go and hold on too long: “Southeast Asian people take a hollow gourd and make a hole just...
Thinking Anew #3

Thinking Anew #3

In Thinking Anew 1 and 2, I shared ideas on how to give ourselves the space to allow ideas and inspiration to float up to our awareness. Working with this awareness and the goodness within us, we live fully and joyfully while contributing to the well-being of others....
Thinking Anew #2

Thinking Anew #2

In Thinking Anew 1, I shared the first step in how to think anew: do not engage in contentious conversations. Take your energy out of the negative back-and-forth talking that deteriorates so quickly into meaningless meanness. Work to find people with whom you can...