Reconnecting with the So-Called Dead

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...

Do you believe in UFOs?

One hot summer weekend, I attended a gathering in a large city park billed as the “3rd Annual Worldwide Summoner Event.” Summoner of what, you ask? Well, some people hail cabs, some beckon fate, and apparently a scant handful of humans—including a Los...

Selective Memory is a Beautiful Thing

Have you ever been accused of having selective memory? As if it’s the crime of the century! Well, most people would define “selective memory” in a negative way—indicative of deceit, flakiness or other horrific character flaws. Most people value realism, facts, and accuracy...

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...

What’s the deal with Karma?

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi: What are your thoughts on karma? From all the teachings I’ve studied, I pretty much dismissed it from being real, although I think the Golden Rule is just plain good sense. Diana S. Colorado Springs, CO Dear Diana, Great question!...

How to be Happy—a Geeky Perspective

Particles, Waves and Happiness Back in high school, my quirky but passionate Physics teacher introduced us to particles and waves in an attempt to explain physical matter and energy.  Is it a particle…or is it a wave?  The answer depended on your perspective—and...

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...

I was a Camel, plodding across the Love Desert…

Perhaps you can relate. I’d been single for so damn long that it started looking grim—like I was on a long bumpy road headed straight for Spinster City. But I’d sooner take a cliff-dive drive, Thelma-and-Louise style, than reach that destination. I’d become...

Emotional Detox with a Fox: try the 7-Day Mental Diet!

Have you ever tried to abstain from negative thinking for 7 days straight? No negative-speak for an entire week, in your brain or on your mental plane? I’m talking about derailing trains of thought like these: resentment, frustration, worry, dread, regret, jealousy, disapproval,...

Tapping into Something Powerful (EFT)

A few years ago I discovered the EFT, 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...

A Goddess Allows

I just love how everything is turn-key and divinely orchestrated. One of my soul sisters had acquired a book which she attempted to read, but somehow it just hadn’t resonated with her. Years later, she had a sudden inspiration to send it my...