Blog : Celebrating in the Dark

Heck with the Hallmark kinda Valentine’s …

I don't have anything against Hallmark. Or Valentine's Day. I don't have anything against special occasions. Or celebration. (Of course! I love 'em!) But what irks me is this: when we're fed ideas about these "picture perfect" lives that for most people simply don't exist. Our culture tends

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Love Letter to the Grieving

  I just read a beautiful reminder in the New York Times this morning about how important it is to write a letter to someone grieving about the person who has died. If you can think of a few special memories you have about the person who died, these can be such pinpricks of light to s

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be the light. be the light. be the light.

  I woke up to news of another shooting. This following all of the divisiveness of the US elections a couple days ago. That following the heart-breaking images of starving children in Yemen. I don't need to go on. I don't need to list the countless more. You know all of this. Y

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Small things are no small thing

Sometimes my mentor, Brendon Burchard, asks us to consider what we would shout from the rooftop if we had a chance. What would we want to say to millions of people, given an opportunity? This morning, I woke up thinking about it. I knew I wanted to write to you. But what did I want to say? What w

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Celebrate a talented friend!

My friend, Tom, is a playwright who lives in Los Angeles. I met Tom back in 1985 when I was an intern at the Los Angeles Children’s Museum and he was the theater teacher there. We’ve remained friends all these years and I’ve been lucky enough to have attended a number of his shows. Last

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Your glass is already broken.

On a recent call, my spiritual teacher, Cheri Huber, mentioned a wonderful quote about impermanence: "Your favorite tea cup is already broken." We know that everything changes. That we change. That all life is always in a state of flux. Yet, doesn't it seem to be that one of the things that c

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Poetry and Conversation with Maya Stein

  Last week my dear friend and amazing poet, Maya Rachel Stein, joined me on a live call to share some poetry and talk about how the ideas in the poems could be used as teaching moments in our daily lives. I often use Maya's poetry with my coaching clients because her work is beautiful, yet

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Fabienne’s Legacy

This morning I received an email with the subject line, “Sudden Death of Fabienne Haldimann.” It was startling to see that line. And my heart jumped a little. Some people might say I didn’t know Fabienne. She isn’t a personal friend, family member, or colleague. I didn’t go to school wi

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Valentine’s event for anyone who needs extra love!

I am offering a mini-class, “Take Heart: Finding Celebration No Matter What," as an antidote to the Hallmark kind of Valentine's Day.    This will be a gathering for anyone who is divorced, bereaved, broken up, feeling blue, or simply needs an added dose of self-love. 💥💓&

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{Save the date!} “The New Black” Friday

I wanted to give you a heads-up that it is almost time for our annual *The New Black* Friday virtual party. Every year as an antidote to the consumerism of Black Friday, I like to schedule some cozy time at home to make Love Lists for people in my life. And I would love it if you would join me!

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