Create a system of love: be the system of love

Create a system of love: be the system of love

What is surging with crystal clarity for me is this:

The power to choose and act from love will always be stronger than choosing to act from fear and hatred.

Not a single one of us would be here on this planet if this weren’t true. Those who are committing these acts of hatred and violence have no idea of the power of love--none. Let’s show them.

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Men Wanted: Creative Empowerment Coaching

Men Wanted: Creative Empowerment Coaching

This, then, is an ad for the restless ones. For the seekers. For those who “long for the endless immensity of the sea,” to borrow St. Exupery’s words. For those who are not looking to come back unchanged. 

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How to live a full-spectrum life

How to live a full-spectrum life

You yourself are the crucible, and you are your very own alchemist. And when the alchemist and the crucible realize they’re in cahoots with each other… bam! You don't just make magic, you ARE magic.

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Self-empowerment in disguise: embracing your fear

Self-empowerment in disguise: embracing your fear

What if, instead of fighting our fears, we sang them lullabies?

Mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote that every “devil is a god who has not been recognized.” What if this pain point, my fear—that devil—was just a god I hadn’t yet acknowledged? Can I learn to love my fear?

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The Be List (Spoiler: you don't need a list!)

The Be List (Spoiler: you don't need a list!)

Right now, my brain is yelling, “It’s a TRAP! Push through it! Do something! Anything! Power up, lady! That’s what you DO!” But today, I’m not listening to my brain, I’m listening to my body, which is quietly but firmly saying, “Nope.” Just be.

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Find the ultimate self-empowerment at the heart of home

Find the ultimate self-empowerment at the heart of home

Like any wild thing buried deep, it claws its way back to the surface, revitalized after its forced hibernation. As much as we try, we can’t resist. It will not be denied. And we love it.

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Create your own spell: an exercise in creative self-empowerment

Create your own spell: an exercise in creative self-empowerment

It was my first spell, one of my first tricks for creative self-empowerment.

I didn’t know it then, didn’t know that I could imprint myself on the world and invite it to cooperate and conspire with me.

Didn’t understand that we are all capable of everyday magic.

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A life lesson from my self-empowerment guru: my dog

A life lesson from my self-empowerment guru: my dog

“This is the best moment of my life,” they bark. “Wait! No, this is! Here’s what you need to know: Just jump up and down and shout with joy! That’s all there is! Oh, and food! Oh my god is that a BALL? Life is so fantastic! We have everything we could possibly need! Are you with me?”

This is where we get to choose—we can engage as much or as little as we want. We can lean into the story and get every bit of life we can squeeze from the moment. Or, we can push it aside and say, “You play, I’ll just watch.”

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