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Trust your gut (and your heart)

“Trust is the highest form of human motivation.” ~Steven R. Covey The brain is the most important organ in the body. ACCORDING TO THE BRAIN. It has evolved to seek, find and solve problems. Our proto-rodent ancestors that were relaxed and mellow became snacks. The ones that were anxious and worried tended to survive. We have inherited millennia of this… Read more →

The Secrets of My Success

I run a successful business. I guess. I mean, I make enough money with my art that I don’t have to have a “straight job.” I have every imaginable modern convenience and privilege. A couple pairs of my shoes have holes in them. I still wear them. But they are not my only shoes. I am successful. Tonight I had… Read more →

I Will Disappoint You

Because I present as an extrovert (outgoing, comfortable in front of crowds, gregarious, etc.), it might seem like it’s easy for me to be “on.”  While it does come naturally, it does not come easy. I score as an INFJ. But I am not a classic introvert. Maye I’m an ambivert. I’m definitely an HSP. I have complex PTSD and… Read more →

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 →