Category: Reflections

Intentions Are Not Goals

Intentions are not goals. An intention is an attitude, an orientation, a connection to desire. But not to the outcome. Because the Buddhists were right: the mind wants to want more than it wants to have. Goals grasp at fixed points. But shit be transient, yo. Goals come from the mind, intentions from the heart. The root of the word… Read more →

Uniquity, Acorns and Suchness

 This post is part of a blog series about “Uniquity” — a new word brought to you by Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift, the authors of The Declaration of You. “A unique, formed soul is within us from birth, shaping us as much as it is shaped. While this is not a new myth, the possibility that we are fated,… Read more →

Enthusiasm: Drug of the Gods

enthusiasm (n.) c.1600, from Middle French enthousiasme (16c.) and directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos “divine inspiration,” from enthousiazein “be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy,” from entheos “divinely inspired, possessed by a god,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + theos “god”   I started writing this post on enthusiasm and was… Read more →

Interview on Parallax

Here’s an interview with me on Parallax…we dig deep! Trip over to her blog for the full post. How To Be A Living, Breathing Dreamcatcher: A Conversation With Rachael Rice January 14, 2013 § 5 Comments By T’ai Carmen Rachael Rice is an Oklahoma-born, Vermont-bred dream coach, artist, digital media maven, teacher and dreamcatcher maker —  featured in the likes of People… Read more →

Three Words

Each word is a planet. When I was little, I had a Webster’s School Dictionary, it looked like this: And it had “word histories” in blue below certain words like “January” — I would hole up in my room and just pore over those. Why my friends didn’t want to come over and read the dictionary with me is mystifying…… Read more →

2012: Best. Year. EVER.

I’m not gonna lie, 2011 was a tough year for me and a lot of people I know. A lot of creatives are struggling now, and finding themselves at a crossroads. There is an old way of doing business that depends on competition and what I call the Myth of Scarcity (with apologies to the word “myth” for becoming so… Read more →