Messages & Channelings

Yesterday Michael and I attended the memorial service of a good friend's dad who died suddenly while helping a neighbor with a project at his home.  The service was moving and sad and inspiring all at the same time.  Of course his family and his loved ones are reeling from their unexpected loss.  As I wrote about last week, there's nothing more painful than losing so

I recently had a conversation with a woman who ended a five-year relationship. She hoped this relationship would lead to marriage, but found that as she made positive changes in her life, her boyfriend felt threatened and uncomfortable and decided to move on. She was deeply hurt and disappointed and wondered what to do to handle the pain of her loss.

This morning, I sat on a stool in my bathroom for almost thirty minutes watching my cat, Poupon, study the faucet on our tub. Just before I walked into the room, he somehow managed to turn the knob just enough for the handheld shower to slowly drip, drip, drip water into the tub below. By the time I arrived, he was sitting on the windowsill next to the faucet, trying to figure out where the water was coming from.

Now that my next book is finished and I've returned from our Writer's Workshop cruise, I'm happy to be back creating this newsletter in real time. Thanks for your understanding as I republished newsletters over the last couple of months.

I just returned from the Mexican Riviera Cruise last night and look forward to telling you about it when I start back writing newsletters next week. In the meantime, this newsletter was inspired by a series I watched on "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" called American Dream.

A few years ago, my friend Helen gave me the following quote by British novelist, Iris Murdoch:

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."

As we enter spring here in the Northeast, it seems like a great time for a "Clean Up Week" to motivate you to purge, clean, or organize your space so you can welcome in new beginnings.  After all, life can't bestow anything new and wonderful upon you without the space.  So this week, here are four ideas for you to consider:

This week's rebroadcast is a newsletter I wrote after a visit from an angel at the gym.  Who knew I'd find one there :).  Keep your eyes open -- you never know when one will show up.  Here goes...

Several months ago while surfing the net I came across the following quote by Lawrence Kushner:

I wrote this newsletter in 2004 while working on The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.  Several readers have written since, suggesting that I send it again because the experiment was so helpful.  The newsletter is in two parts -- one that will run this week, and one t

This newsletter was written a few years ago during our Mind-Body Makeover Project, when members of this community were following the process outlined in my husband Michael's book of the same name.  It was directed to those people who had reached a plateau phase in their weight loss, as well as anyone who was pursuing an important goal and felt like their progress had come to a

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