Favours, failure and the friends we can call at 2a.m.: The September Roundup

September was a month made for cleaning slates, getting centered on our worth, and the announcement of my forthcoming “Desire” program. …

The guy on my street who prays. If my son and I walk past him and we’re yammering on — which we always are — we instinctively hush. Even my dog gives Lotus Curb Guy some space. He’s become our urban Buddha statue, reminding us to be still. …

Negotiating what you’re worth: believe + get centered. The world reflects back to you how much you value yourself. …

I know I know you. I imagine we’ve talked when these antique carpets were new, raised stallions, children, built teepees together. …

A question for cleaning your slate. Identifying the source of your crap is only half the journey. The other half is composting it into something radically new.

From celebration to devastation, who can you call at 2 a.m.? We decided that being able to call someone at 2 a.m. was our new metric of love. …

Desire brewing. My big announcement with Hiro Boga.
Some details behind my forthcoming new program “Desire,” finding flow in the creative process and a promise I made that you will want to hear.

Find out the Why behind success and failure. Asking Why is the most simple and powerful act of connecting that you can make. …

Transparency is sexy. You don’t have to be fearless. Just be sincere.

Don’t do me any favours: When favours are good, and when they are bad. Favours are good. And bad. And divine. And dangerous. We operate in a vastly transactional culture. You do this for me, I’ll do that for you. Favours are . . . complicated business. …

The positivity of pride. You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.

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To say no.

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To have your deepest needs met.

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tall beam of Light.
And I will open the door for you like our lives depend on it.

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All communication begins with intention. A loving word, or flipping someone the bird. A treatise on feminism, or an ageist tweet out to your peers.

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You’re cosmic. You are winged with light. And that means you have the power to get where you want to go, to see what’s really going on in a situation, to make excellent decisions.

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I walked away. I held out. I weathered the craving to compromise. And wow, guys, having heart-centered high standards pays off. Big time. Life meets you where you honour yourself.

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Recovering from self-help exhaustion? Join the club.

My friend Jess Ortner and I had a great conversation about the downer of always trying to be up. Perfect for her podcast called Adventures in Happiness. This is one of my favourite, truly useful conversations for being on the so-called “Path”.

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Self help + helpful cynicism. A very real conversation about modern spirituality between girlfriends.

Emelia and I go about things from different ends and get close to the same bright center — real, no bullshit compassion. Put on the kettle and listen in.

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Just don’t expect crazy people to be sane (cause that’s crazy).

There’s so much sanity to just flowing with someone’s predictability— their norm, their nature. Accept it. Forgive it. Just tolerate it; or peace out if you don’t want it in your life. But don’t waste too much time trying to change it.

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May your heart be sweet. May your mind be clear. May your opinions be strong.

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The most powerful practice of all has nothing to do with motivation or endurance. The most powerful pain remedy, elixir, solution, galvanizer, waker-upper, injection of strength is…gentleness.

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