Blog Category : Celebrating in the Dark

What are you living into?


My friend invited me to skip around Half Moon Bay with her so she could test out some new photo techniques and a brand new camera lens. I was looking forward to seeing her and having dinner together. But as the time got closer to meet up with her, I noticed how much I was not looking forward...

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“Say it Now” Launch Party with Maya Stein


It's Sunday morning and I've got my cup of coffee + some Sufjan Stevens playing. I am so happy to be connecting with you right now. You are someone who is a kindred spirit. I know that. You're here because you care about making the most of life. You care about learning to love better...

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Permission to forgive.


Sometimes we need a reminder. Sometimes we need permission. Sometimes we need a nudge. Here's to forgiveness — within and without. Here's to setting ourselves free.   ...

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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 t...

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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 someon...

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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. Your h...

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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? 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. ...

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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 t...

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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, ye...

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