I had a really nice chat with my deceased dad today. Now I’m all choked up and grateful. Some context: One year ago today my father released his long suffering body. I had received a message in a dream a few weeks earlier and changed my plans in order to fly across the country and see him before leaving to lead my retreat in Bali. It was clear to me from that visit that he no longer benefited from being in a body. I told him I loved him, and it was okay for him to leave. I … Continue reading
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Every success creates an energetic ripple in the world that lifts all of us up, giving encouragement to the other members of our human family to claim successes for themselves, too. Continue reading
Life happens. I’m writing today because I see so many people are going through dramatic life events. A lot of my friends have joined me in the “dead dad club” this year, or suffered comparable losses.
Coping skills and positive thinking are awesome and helpful, and yet I really think we need to make some space to include the reality of grief and challenge as sacred and inevitable parts of our journey.
For that reason I’m going to be transparent about my own process… Continue reading
June was all about honoring my father and fulfilling his final wishes. Now it’s time to look towards life.
9 more weddings to Devin in Europe this Fall… Continue reading
This may have been my very best retreat even though my dad died, a volcano erupted, and Indonesia is rioting. Go figure. Continue reading
In 2012, after yet another heartbreak (45 years of romantic failures, folks), I was so lonely and despairing that I made plans for my own suicide. I wrote a note, bought a book on how to do it, hired an attorney to help me create my will, and I set a date. Continue reading
This year has been a real exploration of the depths of feeling love can bring up. Lots of tears. Lots of gratitude. Really difficult, but worth it. When your heart is breaking in a million pieces, that’s when life purpose becomes your life saver. Continue reading