Category Archives: Acceptance

Tool For Tuesday: What Is NOT On Your To Do List?

I got a comment from a student at UCLA who thanked me for my blog post, “If You Feel Like S—t, You’re Being Fertilized to Grow.” She said the posts help her and other students. That makes me grateful. I’m … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Force A Solution. The Answer Will Come To You.

Until we are ready to know something or see something, the mystery will stay a mystery. Unless we are absolutely ready to make a change, we’ll  stay stuck in the question, “Should I? Shouldn’t I?” So how do we get … Continue reading

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I’m honored that Marylin Warner who writes a moving blog tribute to her mother–including thoughts on literature, philosophy, history and the beauty of snowy winters–has nominated my post, “If You Lose It, You Lose It,” for a Best Moment Award. … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to…Just Keep Going.

We don’t always understand why we’re going through this pain. It isn’t fair. It isn’t fair. We can repeat that over and over again and it’s true – it’s not fair that we have to endure so much suffering. There’s … Continue reading

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The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle About To Take Off!

Here’s what I learned about self-publishing and how it connects to living our best chapter: I could have sat and stewed about how my agent at Trident Media Group couldn’t sell The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle. I … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: 10 Tools for Turning Your Lessons into Blessons

I first heard the term from Kristine Carlson: blessons. The difficult lessons in our life that might be blessings in deep disguise. We don’t always understand why we’re faced with certain trials. We assume that the only end to the … Continue reading

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One Really Smart Thing To Do This Year: Choose a Word

My freshman roommate from Cornell, Mary Eldred, whom I’ve written about in The New York Times here, picks a word each year to focus on. In the past, she’s chosen the following words: connections, balance, center, grace, faith, open, and … Continue reading

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What Are You Revealing Without Even Knowing It?

Phrenology–the theory that bumps on your head can reflect your character—has been disproven. But it still makes sense. Our thoughts and feelings do show up (sometimes unwillingly) as outer wear. You can spot an angry person, can’t you? Sometimes all you … Continue reading

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If You’ve Reached The End of The Rope, Tie a Knot and Hang On.

When the universe takes something from your grasp, it’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence: “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Pray. Even If You’re Not Sure Why.

I’m posting today the blog I wrote for The Huffington Post here, called “Why Pray?” Because of my prayers, the recent conflict in Gaza suddenly stopped. Or so I’d like to believe. I was standing on my head outside my … Continue reading

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