Grief

To my Ginnie Girl

To one of my dearest friends and most honorable of sentient beings, Thank you for being in my life over the past 18 years, but mostly THANK YOU for letting me be your owner for 10 of them. We had a good run, you and I. You have seen more boyfriends and breakups than almost […]

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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymor Hoffman was a talented actor, pure genius, gifted and prolific.  At just 46, he lost his beautiful life, and we lost him, to addiction. While Hoffman’s life was celebrated by many, there are countless more souls, tormented by pain of addiction, that go unnoticed every day. Drug overdoses kill more people than car […]

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Finding True Refuge

“Each time you meet an old emotional pattern with presence, your awakening to truth can deepen. There’s less identification with the self in the story and more ability to rest in the awareness that is witnessing what’s happening. You become more able to abide in compassion, to remember and trust your true home. Rather than […]

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Charles Koller

My mom received some sad news yesterday during her annual check-up to MD Anderson. While she is in good health, and we are SO grateful for that, we were saddened to learned the man who was pivotal in her treatment and recovery passed away last month. I have fond memories of Dr. Koller because he […]

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Cultivate More Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity….It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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Optimism can lead you to Denial

Psychologists debate the topic of “optimism” versus “pessimism” frequently.  Their discussions generally center on the benefits and drawbacks of focusing on one or the other state of mind will either boost or deteriorate your mental health.  Not only have they yet to come to a consensus amongst peers on the matter, some of them can’t […]

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What is Karma?

We hear about Karma quite a bit – usually that it is “a bitch” – or a “mother f**ker” – or someone will “get karma back” – yet we rarely understand that “Karma”.  It is severely underrated and vastly misunderstood.   Sometimes we think of Karma as the invisible hand of God (the God from the […]

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Fail. Forward. Faster.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just […]

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As the Pendulum Swings

Within us all exists a balance of dark and light.  When the pendulum swings too hard towards the dark side of life, it will inevitability return back towards the light with equal and opposite force.Recently, as I was rising towards glory, my ego reached the limit of self-righteousness and the pendulum veered back with such […]

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