On Rituals … and the Value of Temporary Chaos

On Rituals … and the Value of Temporary Chaos

Rule #9 in 10 Little Rules for a Blissy Life is “Make Life a Ritual.” There is a certain comfort in routine. The morning cup of coffee is a perfect example. While some view it as a chore or a necessity, I see it as a way to reconnect to the waking world. So much of our lives rush by in a blur. We find […]

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FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

It’s not that hard. We get what we put out there. Our external life echoes the thoughts we have running through our heads. If our thoughts are chaotic and uncontrolled, we get chaos. If our thoughts are fear-based, we get a life filled with anxious moments. If we have a million conflicting dreams and desires, we experience unfilled wishes. And if our thoughts are calm […]

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Catholics and Other Creatures

Catholics and Other Creatures

Get to source. It’s the first in my list of 10 little rules for a blissy life, the guiding mantra that underpins the rest of the philosophy. And still, I forget. I was raised Roman Catholic, in an Irish-German family that put tradition and duty above personal fulfillment or enlightenment. Not that there wasn’t love; it was just that this love seemed to me to […]

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Rule #1 – Get To Source

Rule #1 – Get To Source

In our hyper-connected, hyper-goal oriented world, the rush of things becomes a constant undercurrent to my day.  How can we hear our hearts speaking their truth when there is so much noise and turbulence? Drowned out by the phone, radio, TV, neighbor, co-worker, spouse, child, the heart would have to scream to be heard. In fact, my heart did scream. I found myself mired in […]

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