The Year of Magical Dreaming

Post Archive:November, 2015

Suffering Is …

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Suffering is arguing with reality. A lesson I come back to time and time again. One of my favorite quotes: How to make God laugh: tell her your plans. We make goals and we’re disciplined and we stay the course and the results don’t manifest, the curve balls keep coming, the obstacles seem endless. We curse inspiration. We blame everyone... Read More

Post Holiday Punishment

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I caught myself after I said something stupid the other day in one of my bootcamp classes, “After this set we will all have earned our turkey and pie.” It was as if the record scratched in my brain. Wait a minute. I don’t believe that. We don’t have to “earn” shit. “I take that back. Fuck earning turkey. We... Read More

I’m Thankful for YOU

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Whether I’m on stage giving a speech, or standing on a cliff in Guatemala, or canyoning down a waterfall in Bali, or reading a book in good ol’ Brooklyn, I’m thinking about how events like these change us and what the biggest possible takeaway is for all of us (you and I). You hold me accountable. Whether you realize it... Read More

Oh Happy Turkey Day

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My very favorite holiday;) Elisa and I made the trek down from Brooklyn yesterday to Takoma Park, MD. We do my family for Thanksgiving and will be making the rounds for the next few days, visiting a whole host of Baltimore/DC friends and family. I’m not sure whether it’s the food, family, football, lingering fall, warm fuzzy feeling of gratitude,... Read More

Start With What You Have

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Today I was excited to see a Toastmasters’ mentee kill her 7th speech with the club. I can’t believe how far she has come in just a few short months. She said that it had helped her to know her strengths (I’d given her the Enneagram test to take, which I’ve written about here) and now she is no longer... Read More

Brave Enough

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Unfortunately, much of the world is against us energetically. We sleep through our alarms because we never feel like we get enough rest. We wake up to old to-do lists offering proof that we’re never really going to get there. We open email inboxes containing more wants and needs of others, asking for our time, our money, our strength. We... Read More

Your Word Vs. YOU

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The words you speak become the house you live in. -Hafiz There is nothing more powerful than your word. It is the foundation for nearly everything. It is the basis of honesty and integrity and many other core values that keep us grounded. Hence, the reason why Don Miguel Ruiz uses Being Impeccable With Your Word as the first of... Read More