Forget About Meditation. This Simple Practice Can Change Your Life.

Your yoga teacher, shrink and shaman all told you that you should practice meditation. You saw Ellen Degeneres endorse TM—that’s Transcendental Meditation for those who’ve lived under a rock for the past fifty years—on TV and thought perhaps it was time to invest $1000 in your spiritual growth. So you decide you will start meditating…soon…but definitely not this weekend. You’re… Read more →

Why Your Creative Work Hasn’t Made You Rich and Famous

A member of my writers’ group asked me this question: Hello, I just self-published a novel. It’s not doing so well… About 150 people have bought it nationwide but I want MORE people to know my book. No one really know who I am. I’ve always wanted to be an author but now it’s getting really stressful… I cannot afford… Read more →

The 7 Stages of Human Mastery

During this human journey, our relationships with ourselves and the rest of the world constantly change. Yet there are significant gateways almost all of us go through. These are what I call the “Seven Stages of Human Mastery”. There are variations on the theme and the timing of each stage is different for all of us. Still, these are the… Read more →

You Have Negative Thoughts? Ok. So What?

A friend of my Facebook page asked me this question: I get these negative feelings of people… I know I have to stop the negativity but it isn’t easy. I know every thought you think has energy… so what steps can I take to maintain a positive outlook especially about other people? My answer: Step 1. Stop thinking you have… Read more →

I Couldn’t Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

“I realize I need to love myself more!“ I hear people say that a lot these days. Self-love is hip now. Even my 64 year old mother, who hates internet listacles, emailed me an article the other day called “5 Ways to Love Yourself Before You Leave the House”. “Read that,” my mom said on the phone. “And eat more… Read more →

The Timeless Nowhere That You May Call Home

We are light beings coming into a universe of dense matters. The transition between worlds was a difficult-to-adjust, even traumatic experience to many. Even if no major trauma happened to you that you could remember, the physical existence itself is heavy, sometimes painfully heavy. If you go through life with a nagging feeling that you never belong in this world,… Read more →

Transformational Fatigue

In this video I talk about what I call “transformational fatigue”, the burnout feeling you get sometimes when you’re going through a re-wiring of the energetic make-up of of your being. Any change, including change in your consciousness, can be exhausting. The intangible transformation can take up more energy and mental space than you’ve ever realized. Don’t judge yourself for… Read more →

Impostor Syndrome: Why You Don’t Need A Cure

Do you feel like an impostor at work? You know, the nagging feeling that you’re just faking your expertise and people will find out about you soon. Most experts would say that what you need is more self confidence or higher self esteem. But no, you have enough of those already. In this video I talk about the real reason… Read more →

Why Your Happiness Doesn’t Depend on Positive Thinking

I used to believe that positive thinking is the key to a happy life. We’ve all heard it before — try to look at the glass half full and you’ll be happier that way. And who knows, maybe you can even “think (positively) and grow rich” or “attract what you want with (positive) thought wave,” as well-meaning motivational speakers want… Read more →

What 2015 is About

This video is my intuitive visioning of what 2015 means for all who check any of the following – A. are energetically sensitive B. are going through a major transformation C. felt like shit sometimes in 2014 D. still feel like shit E. feel “emptied out“ F. feel life has been a standstill If you’re not any of these, you… Read more →

Why My Vision Board has Nothing on It

(This article was published in Elephant Journal.) I was reshuffling my book collection when my old vision board tumbled off the shelf. Thud! It plunged into the floor face down, stirring up a mist of dust. My cleaning lady Andrea, who came to help me tidy up the house for the New Year, was vacuuming the carpet. She glanced up, first… Read more →

The Art of Radical Self-Congratulation

(This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post.) I was having lunch with my friend Jenny recently. She told me she just got a promotion at work, which I knew she had long desired. But Jenny didn’t look too excited. When I congratulated her, she said, “Yeah, but it’s a job nobody wants. I’ll need to manage all these people… Read more →

Choice v.s. Calling

Having options is freedom, until it’s not. The modern life offers a plethora of choices. So many that it becomes a burden. We spend insane amounts of time and energy gathering information for the choices we need to make. The process can make you run around all day yet accomplish little of meaning and value. The solution? Makes less choices,… Read more →