The Year of Magical Dreaming

Post Archive:December, 2013

The Resolution Rewind

“The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.” – leo tolstoy How delicious is that? — “the impossibility to live otherwise …” I just want to bite it off and chew on it all year... Read More

do not try this at home.

… Unless of course your home is the stunning cliffs of Norway and you can’t help but not do what would surely make me cry like a school girl and shi-shi myself. It was a 60 Minute special on “bird people” last night that got me so intrigued by these insane risk takers. As I watched, I thought how different... Read More

your stop doing list

Perhaps even more important than the New Year’s Resolution “To-Do list” is the “Stop Doing list.” And this is not in reference to all the typical stops: eating, drinking, smoking. Rather, I’m encouraging you/me to stop doing the things that aren’t serving us, that aren’t necessarily our strong suit, that are zapping our energy, that are slowly but inevitably driving... Read More

Forgiveness: an attribute of the badass.

*via the unicornist I know this is the throw-your-arms-up-in-the-air time of year when everything goes. All bets are off till January 1. I too have eaten cookies for breakfast for the last three days; I totally get it. Granted they were gluten-free, processed sugar free, Culinary Farmacy deliciousness–but still–not my usual healthy and hearty balanced breakfast. So don’t worry, I’m... Read More

5 Things you should know about meditation before 2014

*nepal, christmas 2011 [crosspost from Purpose Fairy blog December 27, 2013] Several of my clients get stuck during their meditation practice and often give up because they have some sort of misconstrued notion of what meditation actually is. Perhaps it’s all the photos of people meditating looking so peaceful that throw them off. They themselves don’t feel very peaceful, so... Read More

What it means to Dare Greatly

*Christmas present, 2013;) Daring Greatly, Brene Brown’s 2012 bestseller, has been on my “to read” list since late last year. The list is sizable–I wish I could read faster–thank goodness for YouTube and TedTalks and all the other sources in which I gather tidbits of these awesome folks while their books sit on my well-intended “to read” list. So far I’ve... Read More

Merry Christmas!

*1980 or ’81 is my guess. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Elisa and I are enjoying a crisp Christmas day in New Jersey with her family. After brunch, we watched the six grandkids open their presents; each gift, in their eyes. more thrilling than the next. We went on a six-mile run this afternoon and are spending the evening indulging... Read More