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Flower Child

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.”
—Scott McKenzie

I went to San Francisco. And yes, I wore flowers in my hair. I was one of those young beaded, bell-bottomed kids who moved to California in the late 1960s, drawn by the irresistible call for “Love, Peace, and Flower Power.” 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the famous San Francisco “Summer of Love.” Hard to believe that that much time has passed. In some ways, I still feel the same inside as I did when I left the Midwest for California, suitcase packed with utopian dreams. I still have those dreams. And I’m still a flower child at heart.

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Be a pleasure puppy this summer

Our cat Yoda is nicknamed “the pleasure pig.” Yoda demands massive amounts of attention, belly rubs, cheek scratches, and snacks we called “Yoda’s Crack.” The other day, I was watching Brian give Yoda his yoga stretching massage and was silently wishing that I was as good at demanding pleasure as Yoda is!


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The Biggest Community

Imagine a community that includes everyone. This is impossible from the perspective that is limited to what we can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. From this perspective power is ability to manipulate and control, and everyone seeks it. Survival requires it, and human evolution requires survival.

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What I’m Thinking About This Mother’s Day

Today, I want to move beyond my own intimate experience with motherhood and focus on what I believe the world at large is yearning for right now. Simply put, that is Mothering — on a big stage and on a big scale.
 
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How To Let The Past Go

What do you need to let go of from your past that no longer serves you?

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Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart

Poet Mark Nepo uses the phrase “exquisite risk” to describe our willingness to be fully alive, open, available,  living true to our heart. This talk explores the challenges and blessings of taking the exquisite risk, both in becoming more intimate with our inner life, and in engaging with others from full authenticity.

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The Funny Side of LOVE

Today I felt like laughing, so I searched for some funny love jokes, I hope they make you laugh (or at least smile!)

~A lady goes to the doctor and complains that her husband is losing interest in sex. The doctor gives her a pill, but warns her that it’s still experimental. He tells her to slip it into his mashed potatoes at dinner, so that night, she does just that. About a week later, she’s back at the doctor, where she says, “Doc, the pill worked great! I put it in the potatoes like you said! It wasn’t five minutes later that he jumped up, raked all the food and dishes onto the floor, grabbed me, ripped all my clothes off, and ravaged me right there on the table!” The doctor says, “I’m sorry, we didn’t realize the pill was that strong! The foundation will be glad to pay for any damages.” “Nah,” she says, “that’s okay. We’re never going back to that restaurant anyway.”

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Manifesting Love: The Priority List

You’ve heard the cliché, “success leaves a trail of breadcrumbs,” and having met and interviewed tons of smart, super-successful women who went from alone and dateless to happily married to their conscious soulmate, I have compiled a list (in no particular order) of the qualities they brought forward in themselves to make it happen.

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How To Deal With People That Don’t Want To Change

It can be so hard when you see someone you love and care for stuck in patterns that aren’t working or are not healthy.

From the outside, it’s easy to clearly see what they are doing wrong or need to change. It can be even more frustrating if they are someone you are very close to, like a family member.

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You are bad, wrong, and broken

Yep.  That’s a message many of us are giving ourselves every day.

We have a negative voice in our head that is constantly judging, criticizing, shaming and blaming and “shoulding” on us.

I stopped fighting with this voice a long time ago.

Now when she speaks, I laugh at her and say: “Yes, you are right.  I am a total mess. A complete f$#k up. and you know, what? I love myself anyway.”

My friend, the late, great Wayne Dyer always said: “Don’t believe every thought that you have.”

He is 100% right.

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Lessons About Living I Learned From The Dying

Life is so delicate and none of us know when we are going to die, yet it’s the only guarantee from the moment we are born.

Every breath is a precious gift.

Last week I was on my speaking tour in Guatemala and had the privilege of visiting a special home for kids with terminal cancer that my client started. These kids are all under 18 years old and have about 6 months or less to live. They come there to be loved, supported, and taken care of in their last days.

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It’s All About Love, Always

A few weeks ago, I watched the four-part series “When We Rise,” about the recent history of the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and the fight for our basic human rights, including marriage equality. At the end, I felt emotionally exhausted, like I had relived the last 39 years of my life. I lived in San Francisco in 1978 at the time of the California Briggs Initiative to ban gay/lesbian schoolteachers, thankfully defeated, and the shooting death of gay city supervisor Harvey Milk. In 1981, I moved back to Boston, right before the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which would take the lives of thousands of gay men. Every year I took part in the AIDS Walk to raise money for those with AIDS, and I lost dear friends on both coasts to this terrible disease. In 1987 and 1993, I marched on Washington for LGBTQ rights and freedom, and each year there was a Pride March in Boston (in June, to coincide with the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York). Those were years of great sadness and loss, and yet the love in our hearts and the hope that together we could bring about change kept us going.
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See Something, Say Something!

People are suffering.

All around us, there are loved ones, friends, co-workers, neighbors who are suffering in silence.

They don’t know how, can’t, or won’t ask for help.

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F*%$ Normal: The Most Inspiring Video of Your Year

There is no shortage of people in life that will tell you who and what you should be, what to believe, what your limits are, what’s possible for your life.

If you buy into other people’s limitations for you, you will not be free.

Society often tries to condition you to fit in, be accepted and be normal.

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Do This When He Needs Space

Today I am excited to share with you a very special guest blog from relationship expert, Carol Allen, who will explain, in great detail, how to deal with your guy when he needs “space.”   Her wisdom and guidance are sure to enlighten you!

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How To Find Your Soulmate Using the Law of Attraction

There is something to be said about the power of positive thinking. 

The basic definition of the Law of Attraction states: "What you think about, you attract." 

Positive thoughts have the power to transform our lives for the better, especially our love lives. Today I want to share a simple technique that focuses on using the Law of Attraction to find your soulmate. 

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Learning to Love the Unlovable

Some people are easier to love than others.

It’s easy to love the people who love, support, and nurture you.

The ones that accept you for who you are.

The ones that will always be there for you.

And then there are the difficult ones.

The judgmental and sometimes downright mean ones.

The ones that drive you crazy and/or make you miserable or both!

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How to Bounce Back from a Breakup

Breakups are never easy. Some are more painful than others. Especially when you feel like you have given your all to the relationship or felt like this was going to be forever.

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Cupid is Searching for You!

Is it your dream to find a soul mate?

A life-partner who will love, cherish and adore you?

This wonderful Universe of ours is setup to deliver the people and things we draw to us that are consistent with our personal belief system. If you don’t believe you will ever find the one, then, guess what? You get to be right …you probably won’t. If, however, you learn to believe that the one is not only out there, but is also looking for you, then true love can be yours.

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All You Need is Love

So yet again, as I came to my computer hoping to share something meaningful, all I was thinking was how fried and brain dead I was after this week. Marc and I worked 14 hour days on Oracle School videos (my new baby officially launching in a month- OMG I am so excited) followed by evening classes. So trusting that Spirit would give me a good idea, I chose my trusted and first oracle deck I created called ‘The Wisdom of Avalon’ to help me focus on a topic for this week’s blog. The first card that fell out was “Love” and the second “Goblin”.

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