A Liver Cleanse is an Anger Cleanse

So, I did a Liver Cleanse. And it was a transcendent experience. But don’t worry, I’m not about to post grotesque pictures of parasites and gallstones like some people do! Not that there’s anything wrong with all that (gross details are really helpful, in fact, if you’ve never done cleansing before)—it’s just that my focus is on self-improvement of the spiritual kind. My acupuncturist had brilliantly sleuthed a...

Reconnecting with Departed Loved Ones

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi, Is it possible to reconnect with the departed loved ones? Shankar S., India   Dear Shankar, Absolutely! I really like your term “departed ones” because it conjures the idea of a journey, and that’s exactly what “death” is: a movement from one state to another. When someone we know moves to another state (or province or region) in a geographic sense, we may...

Artistry, Alchemy and Allowing

Confessions of an Inadvertent House-Flipper “The time had come for me to leave my city-home of ten years running. I didn’t exactly have a plan. No, actually I had lots of them. I would adopt a new vision every few days and in the process, lose momentum and faith in the other mutually exclusive schemes. I was spinning my wheels and exhausting myself in mental expenditure....

Believe it or not… Life is Meaningless!

Yes, life is meaningless. . . not in some doom-and-gloom fatalistic way, but in the exciting way that plain vanilla ice cream awaits your choice of sprinkles and candy and all manner of edible adornment. Life comes to us as a blank slate, and we assign meaning as we go, collecting beliefs like Girl Scout badges on our sash of consciousness. Belief is everything. In actuality, “believing...

Your Valentine’s Day Sanity Guide

 LOVE is for YOU. Does that infamous “Hallmark Holiday” trigger emotion for you? Is it the happy or the crappy variety? Either way (and even if V-Day is completely irrelevant to you) I’d like to remind you that thoughts always precede emotions. What do you think about Valentine’s Day, and about Love and Relationships in general? Because whatever YOU personally think and believe determines not just your emotional response,...

Weh! Where’s my stuff?

Does it seem as if the Law of Attraction is broken? Is the Universe taking its sweet time to bring you that thing or person or situation you’ve been pining for? Consider an alternative approach to manifesting. Let’s be clear that if your heart’s desires have not yet materialized, and it’s been a while… it is NOT because the thing you want doesn’t exist, or because...

Is your Heart Hankerin’ for a Healing?

LOVE is. . . the great substrate of the universe, the stuff that remains when all that other acquired hogwash is removed. At least that’s part of the definition we came up with during my week-long residential Heartline program at the Monroe Institute in Virginia. Nestled there in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we explored “new approaches for removing the obstacles to love’s expression in our daily...

Tapping into Something Powerful (EFT)

A few years ago, I discovered the Emotional Freedom Technique which involves physically tapping certain points on the body that correspond to acupuncture meridians while simultaneously reprogramming the subconscious mind.  It’s sort of an East-meets-West healing modality.  You look and sound really stupid while you’re doing it, but, hey, I’m not proud.  Apparently it had been wildly successful in helping veterans overcome their post-traumatic stress disorder...