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It's like the journal I started in 2005, but with less furious scribbles, watermarks from my tears and various snacks....But now I’ve included more field guides, articles, book excerpts, and loads of juicy stuff.

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Making the best of Pornography

Can pornography be the best sexual education tool?   There’s a recent article in the New York Times titled Let’s Ban Porn, which reminds me of the Oscar Wilde quote: There is no such thing…

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Conscious Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening versus Super Special People

So I’ve been getting these little notes lately, about a spiritual teacher who is accused of creating a cult-like environment for their students. People who are clearly on the path of conscious spiritual awakening are…

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12 Ways We Unconsciously Violate Children’s Boundaries

In my last post, I talked about boundaries. Naturally, many of you started looking at where your fear of boundaries originally came from, and where you struggle. And some of you started to notice how…

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Self-Realization Butterfly Cocoon

What is Self-Realization? And How to Navigate One

If you’re looking to learn what self-realization is, I find it likely that you are somewhere along the path of developing self-awareness. Maybe you’re wondering whether you’ve had, or having one right now. And although…

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Setting Personal Boundaries

How to Set Personal Boundaries in 4 Quick Steps

My goodness, I could talk about boundaries all day and still not cover it all! I don’t play around with any spiritual ideas about boundaries being unnecessary. You know: there are no such thing as…

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Creating our world|Where Science and Spirit meet.

Lately I have been curious about little similarities between science and spirituality. Maybe it’s the lineup of science/spirituality conferences that populate Northern California or my regular curiosity about how science connects into the deeper reality..…

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The real reason we suffer

I’ve been preaching up a storm lately. It’s an old favorite sermon of mine, all about the limitless possibility in front of you: “Fulfillment, people! Reach for fulfillment!” Recently, it seems like a fire has…

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“Working harder” is not a viable solution

“I will succeed by working harder.” Have you heard this? Have you heard this in your own head? I have heard this many times this week, from marketing professionals, hedge fund managers, and (most notably)…

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What is “Monogamish” and is it the answer to infidelity?

What exactly is monogamish? Is this the real answer to the age-old problem of infidelity? Last summer, while leading a training session for my Mastery Class community, I spent a few days going into great…

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Freedom is Possible

I spent some time recently with some very lovely, aware folks. These are friends that have a huge capacity for stillness. And we got into some really nice, deep topics of conversation. One of the…

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Uncover Your Life’s Purpose

A question often comes up at Satsang. It goes like this: I don’t feel like doing anything anymore. I can’t find any motivation. I’m just going through the motions of my work, but I don’t…

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How to Recover from Emotional Trauma

What is Emotional Trauma + the Signs and Symptoms

In my private practice, a prevalent question exists: what exactly is emotional trauma? I will often hear people referring to their painful patterns as “trauma”, or their pain as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However,…

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Healing Emotional Trauma on your own

Last week, I had this “can we heal alone?” conversation no less than five times. Then this week, a healer and very dear friend of mine sent out a newsletter on the same topic! It…

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The Ghost Inside Me

Shame is the ghost inside me… One of my beloved students said this to me today. We are in the final weeks of the Delicious Body class, and it gets so real at this stage.…

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Assume Diversity

I had some friends over this past weekend, and eventually—as it always seems to happen—politics came into the conversation. And because it just goes around and around and around, driving everyone batty, I wanted to…

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