DISCIPLINE is a Bad Word

I was raised by hippies. Maybe not in the way you’d usually think of hippies. In my house everyone was a rebel. I was encouraged to express myself and even called my parents by their first names. No-one wanted to do anything on a schedule or with any discernable regularity. I only sort of had…

Fog

As I biked to work the other morning, a slow moving fog was rising off the Hudson River, filling the path ahead of me. It was a fog of which London would have been proud. I could see maybe 6 bike lengths ahead of me. A loss of focus, or a drifting off could easily…

The Journey Continues

I’m Baaack! Welcome to my new home! Thanks so much for searching for me and finding me here… I hope to post some more inspiring thoughts and perspectives in the coming days. It’s been a bit dark around here for the past 5 years (more to come on that subject) but there’s a warm glow…

What’s Your Rising Sign?

Today I realized I haven’t written anything about “rising signs” also known as your “ascendant”… What an oversight! In a nutshell… Your rising sign (found here) represents a few different things briefly outlined below: The side of yourself you are most comfortable showing the world How others perceive you upon first meeting you How you physically…

Mercury Retrograde: Pisces to Aquarius

So… what was going on 3 months ago? [pullquote]Mercury will be retrograde from February 6th, 2014 through February 27th.[/pullquote] Here we go! This retrograde cycle starts out in the watery terrain of re-exploring the quality of our lives and shifts to the intellectual consideration of our relationships on February 14th. To make things more intriguing,…

Are You an “Epiphany” Junkie?

Warning: This post may piss you off… If one more person tells me that their event will “change my life forever” I may have to hit them with an overripe banana. I don’t know if it’s just a New York thing, but everybody and their cousin seems to be offering “breakthrough”, “life changing”, “shake up…

Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Play Podcast (Originally Posted: 11/30/10; Revised: 11/28/13) As we enter the Holiday Season, I notice people’s mindsets tend to line up along a continuum: one extreme experiences the joy of the season, while the other wants it to be over as quickly as possible. We all have the potential to delight in the joy of…

The Calm in the Pause: Scheduling Life Balance

The days are getting shorter, the shadows longer… chilly mornings are groggier as we try to comprehend waking up in the dark. Ancient ancestors whisper in our ears “it’s time to S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N”. In preparation for the cold freeze, we rush around, instinctively hoarding the equivalent of “dried bison” while trying to stay awake. This modern…

Could you be saying “No” to Joy? Mercury Retro & the Quality of Your Life

Many of us live in a very small room in our lives… and I don’t mean a NYC studio apartment! I’m talking about keeping yourself “small”, never getting “too excited”, “too passionate”, “too much”, to avoid feeling disappointed. But how is living an “almost life” a fair trade for never feeling disappointed? Are you consciously…