Thoughts that Inspire

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
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The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
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How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
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Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
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It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
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It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
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How Centering Changes Your Life

To be life-affirming and experience-altering, centering needs to bebased on a belief that we are wonderful!When they first truly center, people are often amazed to notice thatthey feel grateful for what…
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When We’re Centered, We Remember Who We Really Are

“When we remember who we really are, we bring together the universal with the personal. Instead of becoming more disembodied or rigidly spiritual, we have a sense of humor about the whole dance of life,…
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From Value Yourself Highly

In her wonderful, eponymous book, Tara Brach develops the concept of “radical acceptance.” She discusses the internal critic as ubiquitous. Beyond accepting ourselves though, those who have had their sense…
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Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
Read More

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
Read More

How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
Read More

Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
Read More

It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
Read More

It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
Read More

How Centering Changes Your Life

To be life-affirming and experience-altering, centering needs to bebased on a belief that we are wonderful!When they first truly center, people are often amazed to notice thatthey feel grateful for what…
Read More

When We’re Centered, We Remember Who We Really Are

“When we remember who we really are, we bring together the universal with the personal. Instead of becoming more disembodied or rigidly spiritual, we have a sense of humor about the whole dance of life,…
Read More

From Value Yourself Highly

In her wonderful, eponymous book, Tara Brach develops the concept of “radical acceptance.” She discusses the internal critic as ubiquitous. Beyond accepting ourselves though, those who have had their sense…
Read More

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
Read More

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
Read More

How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
Read More

Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
Read More

It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
Read More

It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
Read More

How Centering Changes Your Life

To be life-affirming and experience-altering, centering needs to bebased on a belief that we are wonderful!When they first truly center, people are often amazed to notice thatthey feel grateful for what…
Read More

When We’re Centered, We Remember Who We Really Are

“When we remember who we really are, we bring together the universal with the personal. Instead of becoming more disembodied or rigidly spiritual, we have a sense of humor about the whole dance of life,…
Read More

From Value Yourself Highly

In her wonderful, eponymous book, Tara Brach develops the concept of “radical acceptance.” She discusses the internal critic as ubiquitous. Beyond accepting ourselves though, those who have had their sense…
Read More