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The Gift of Getting Fired

The Gift of Getting Fired

I fired my assistant yesterday. Well, I prefer the term “let go.” It brings to mind releasing a fish I caught and didn’t want to eat, easing it gently back into the water. Be free, little fish. Be free. I knew she wasn’t the assistant I was looking for when I read her...

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Pretending to Be a Good Girl

Pretending to Be a Good Girl

I was very good at pretending to be a good girl. I listened to my parents and teachers. I followed the rules, played nicely with others, shared my toys. I defended the kids who got picked on. I read my Bible, said my prayers and asked for forgiveness. To all...

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Video #51 – Do You Trust Yourself?

Video #51 – Do You Trust Yourself?

I was raised to trust my intellect instead of my intuition. But there were a few instances when an inner knowing kicked in, maybe because it seemed like there was no choice. Watch this: When I was faced with a tough decision at age 16, that knowing suggested another...

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Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion

“Pots are formed from clay, but the empty space within it is the essence of the pot.” -- Lao Tse There once was a man who asked the guru a burning question. “Who am I?” The guru handed him an onion. “Your identity is made up of layers of thoughts and feelings. Peel...

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