I can’t believe I’m single.

That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart is broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.

And their death makes the sadness of the heart break much worse. To add insult to injury, now your digestive system has to go through hell, too. Then it takes work—intention and action—to get back to a healthy system again with new butterflies. The action is to ingest proper organisms for the digestive system and to do effective exercise for the whole self. Only after getting ...Read More Read more »

Years ago, I would look at people

Years ago, I would look at people and ask myself whether they liked me. I eventually learned to instead ask myself whether I like them. I like you. Read more »

What I want for Christmas.

What I really want, from all of my loved ones, is: I want you to raid my refrigerator. I want you to keep coming around; at least message me, preferably with photos, when you can’t visit or meet me. I want you to ask me questions; ask my opinion; ask my advice. I want you to tell me your problems and your thoughts about them. I want you to bounce your ideas about how to handle them off me. And I want you ...Read More Read more »

A zen master once told me, “Do the opposite of what I tell you.”

So I don’t. little-johnny Read more »

Chocolate

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Diana Krall’s cover of Tom Waits’ wonderful song moves it up out of end-of-week melancholy into Saturday night/Sunday morning mellow. Mmmmm.

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Desiderata, with glossary and the meaning of life.

happy_artist_doggie_by_grolderarts-d7kt3xm Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser ...Read More Read more »

Dying To Be Me, by Anita Moorjani

. This. Watch. This. I can tell you from personal, first-hand experience that you do not have to die to leave your body. Further, once you leave your body fully enough to experience even portions of what Anita experienced, you will inevitably have more joy and more love—both to experience for yourself and to flow to others. Now get this: with that experience, you come to fully understand where love comes from. Then you have an endless supply of it. Truly endless. (Though that ...Read More Read more »

I want you to find here some Love. Some Life. Some Smarts.

Unknown-5 And perhaps just a little of loving life’s marts. For trading what one has to share is the route to riches, both financial and heartfelt; and money really can buy love and happiness.  This truth is not fair, but it is a truth; money can too buy happiness—of sorts, at least. It affords one the wherewithal to enjoy the happiness of pursuit, with some capture, some wins. Those wins are the ...Read More Read more »