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You are Called

If you are here unfaithfully with us, you’re causing terrible damage.” Dear Rumi, he knows how to get to the heart of the matter, doesn’t he? If you are here unfaithfully with us, you’re causing terrible damage. What is Rumi talking about? Near as I can tell, he’s talking about cheating on your calling. Denying […]

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Are you Too Intense?

All my life, I’ve heard, “You are so intense” and “You have so much energy” and “Does everything have to be so deep with you?” All my life, I’ve heard, “You are so silly” and “You are so funny, you should do stand-up” and in the last 17 years, “I bet you are the most […]

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The 3 Permissions to Teach

Sounds a little like a dish at a Chinese restaurant… Ah, yes, 3 permissions, very delicious. Very good. We serve it flaming with truth and basted in…” Okay, I’m a little slap happy this morning. That probably isn’t funny. But the video, especially the place half way through when my face freezes, is funny. And […]

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Can You Save the World?

I’ve been having conversations with friends in the last month about my new clarity. I’ve actually been saying, “I want to save the world.” Try saying that to an old friend in the grocery store at 9:30 on a Sunday night. (Lois, you were so gracious.) I get that “save the world” is one of […]

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How to Take a Digital Sabbatical

I’m taking a Digital Sabbatical for the month of August. Also a coaching-talking-traveling-teaching sabbatical. Picture me bouncing around my studio with happiness and glee… and fear and trembling. Fear and trembling. What am I afraid of? The idea that is stalking me. It’s huge, it’s lofty, it makes my stomach clench or rather, I clench […]

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What Your Fantasies are Trying to Tell You

My farm fantasy post generated fascinating comments here and more over at Facebook. Deanne pointed out, Living the farm life is damn hard work, too. It just sounds simpler than whatever we are doing at the present moment. Exactly, Deanne! It just sounds simpler. That’s why we go there! Our fantasies provide important escape valves […]

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You Do Not Have to Earn your Weirdness

Us creative types often feel like misfits, outsiders, weirdos. Our whole entire lives. Because we feel this way, we might decide that unless we do something with our misfitness – preferably something brilliant – all of our suffering and not fitting in has been for naught. There is something so beautiful about this story – […]

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Befriending the Hounds of More

A satisfied Satisfaction Finder emailed me to ask about the Hounds of More. You said in your book that the “Hounds of More are petrified you won’t be able to do what you most yearn to do in your life, so they keep you running in circles, chasing your—and their!—tails. Smart people who have big […]

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Rachel’s Challenge

Rachel is a super smart writer, editor, mother of four who, after reading my last blog post, gave me a challenge: I’m going to be *really* obnoxious and ask, so, if you could go back and “start over”, what would you make your COEfor this nine week yoga class? Since as you admit in your […]

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