Change happens two ways: from the inside out and from the outside in. For example, due to tragically bad planning on my part, I was running late to get somewhere. A formula for disaster in LA. I found that everyone driving in front of me refused to push their gas pedal. “I’m moving in slow…

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After a two-year courtship followed by a delightful two-year engagement, it became clear that my soon-to-be spouse was no where near ready to marry anyone. The idea of marriage was great, but actual doing it well, that was a different matter entirely. Not willing to stay in an unfulfilling relationship, I choose to peacefully part.…

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If there are aspects of your life that freak you out and you feel like you have no control, re-frame them. Immediately. See your own hand in your situation. Figure out, without blaming yourself, how choices you made either consciously or unconsciously contributed to your current situation. This process is crucial for empowering yourself to…

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One concept I teach and practice regularly, is that everything that happens to us is helpful to us in some way. Every experience is valid and necessary to create an environment that will help you reach your potential. No matter how obnoxious, regretful or traumatic, each is invaluable. It’s designed to teach us something important…

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I was having a great day. Driving casually through Santa Monica, I was feeling fortunate and full of love for humanity. I was on the look out for pedestrians to let cross or cars to let in, one of my favorite ways to practice harmonious living. I came to a stop sign at an intersection…

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I was in the grocery to exchange a hair spray that had a broken nozzle. It would take about 20 seconds. Ahead of me was a rather cranky looking, thirty-something with a fist full of coupons and cart so full of groceries, she had to place a hand on top to keep stuff from sliding…

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