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I’m not really an “altar” type. When I lived in an ashram and again when I was studying shamanism, I made an effort to place objects with special meaning in a designated sacred space that ideally I would meditate in front of. Mostly, my altar collected dust. However, when Chris Guillebeau closed the 2012 World Domination Summit (WDS) by gifting me and 999 other attendees with $100 and charging us to do something meaningful with it- lo and behold, I thought about creating an...

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Do you have trouble saying no, and feel resentful, tired or overextended a fair amount of the time? If you answered yes, you likely have boundary issues. Join the club. (If you answered no, please forward this article to someone who does). Crossed boundaries are everywhere and on my mind. I recently learned that some well-respected teachers I knew at the posh, New York City private school I attended for years crossed unthinkable boundaries with some students. It saddens me...

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two decades, you already know what to do to reduce stress, and you don't need a "professional" to tell you yet again to slow down, eat right, sleep enough, and exercise. What to do? Prepare.

If you’re one of those who noticed that I haven’t written a muse-letter in a while, there might be a reason for that: my fingertips are pruned. In New York, it has rained a chilly rain almost every day for the entire month of June. “June Gloom” is a term used to describe the cool, gray late spring weather patterns in Southern California. Well, it’s one thing to have June Gloom if 10 out of 12 months of the year...

“Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.”—-Leonard Cohen Hallelujah! “The Secret” is out. Yes, yes, that one. The one that has been on “Larry King” and “Oprah,” and written about in the New York Times, the one that loved-ones have downloaded and been inspired by and passed on to us. “The Secret” reveals the Law of Attraction, which basically says that in order to have everything we want, we must...

Aaaaah, Spring. We’re deep in it. And this year, for us in the Northeast, we are finally having one. As the temperature rises and the foliage returns, so does our inner fire and juiciness. Desires, sexual and otherwise, bloom. There seems to be an air of confusion about desire, the threads of which are entangled in a bulbous knot, which we each carry collectively and individually. Some desires lead us closer to ourselves, and others pull us into seemingly unending...

A beautiful female colleague of mine is getting married for the first time at 51. A friend of mine in his late 40's just found a line of work that truly suits him. A brilliant 46-year-old acquaintance recently adopted a baby. Do these ages seem a little "late in life" to you? It appears these days that people are taking longer to get it together.

Years ago, an attractive  man from Colorado contacted me. He wanted to get to know me better. I told him I wasn’t interested in the long distance relationship thing (see “Surrendering the Bennies” article on my site if you want more details on that). He persisted. He said he could live anywhere at this point in his life. He often traveled to different places, and better yet, to different dimensions. He was writing a book about the human heart. He...