The 2012 Recap

2012 brought with it a number of revelations and revolutions, moments of WTF?!? and moments of fully-owned joy. In summation (and nothing close to the actual order of events) this year… First, the biggies: I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, had my...
Conscious Crying

Conscious Crying

When I’m interviewed about courage (or anything else), it’s common for the interviewer to ask about any particular tips, tools, tricks, or advice that I have for how someone can…practice more courage. Feel more fulfilled. Experience more joy. This is a delicate...

The radically alive holiday: “on your own terms” edition

“What are you doing for the holidays?” people ask. “Mmmm,” I respond with a smile, “Absolutely nothing. Chilling out at home. It’s a very relaxed holiday.” The common response: “Oh, god–I wish I could do that!” Then they share the hectic weeks ahead of them, of...
The truth about “living on your own terms”

The truth about “living on your own terms”

It would be fair to say that I was born to live on my own terms. That seems to be the major lesson in this incarnation. I can’t remember a time when I was not highly evaluatory, an odd sort of child who at a very young age could spot hypocrisy (“They say I shouldn’t...
the foolproof, no-fail guide to finishing what you start

the foolproof, no-fail guide to finishing what you start

I’ve got the fool-proof way to finish what you start. It has worked for me, every time. It’s pretty simple. It’s just not…easy. It’s this: If you really want to finish what you start, tell the truth about your life. “I want to start meditating daily, but I just...