Category Archives for "Meditation"

last year

Maggie and the Nice Policeman

I had a fantastic day Saturday. There was a comic-con event at my favorite store, Heroes and Villains, in my favorite small-town city, Cortland NY, only 20 minutes away. I met John G Hertzman who played General Martok in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I met artists who had worked for Marvel and had met Stan Lee. […]

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When Bad is Good

Obligatory disclaimer: My alter ego is a novelist. Now the rest of this will make more sense. Last month, I applied for a coveted and highly competed-for spot in an advertising newsletter for one of my novels, and was turned down. When something unpleasant happens like that, it’s always a big fat message from the […]

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Spring!

It’s here, it’s here! The Vernal Equinox was yesterday. Today is the first full day of spring. Daytime and nighttime are equal, and from now on every single day will be a little bit longer, and every night will be a little bit shorter, until the longest day of them all, the Summer Solstice. To many […]

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Should I leave?

5 Actionable Tips for Deciding One of the most frequent questions I get from readers and clients is this one. Should I leave? Should I leave my unhappy marriage? Should I leave the job I hate? Should I move across the country and start over in a new place? When things are all but unbearably […]

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Manifesting Maniac

I knew this was coming. I had that moment last summer. I was meditating pretty regularly, out by my pond. Some days I was too entranced by my Koi to close my eyes, and just spent the time adoring them instead. I’m told that kind of appreciation is better than meditation, because that’s when you’re […]

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Deepening the Solstice

The meaning for us this time of year goes deeper than we generally treat it. It’s bottomless, really, the well of knowing we can tap into right now. You feel it, don’t you? There’s nothing else like that feeling we call Christmas Spirit. Our hearts swell bigger, and we get choked up at the drop […]

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a couple of years ago

Everyday Mysticism 3

The Mystic Takes a Walk One of my everyday tasks is to walk the dogs. It’s not really a task. It’s a guarantee that I’ll spend some time in nature every day. Mostly. I readily admit that in the case of blizzards or pouring rain, both my bulldog and I opt out. But in decent […]

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a couple of years ago

Everyday Mysticism Part 1

How to make ordinary life magical It came to me fully formed, the notion of how magical my everyday life is, how it got that way, and how I might share all of that with those who want more magic and mysticism in their lives. So I’ll begin with a series of posts right here […]

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a couple of years ago

Power-up Appreciation

My newest novel goes on sale today, and I’ve shifted from four months of writing, rewriting, polishing and proofing, to thoughts of selling. Force of habit. I’d been planning to hold off releasing it until Tuesday September 4th, because everybody knows a Tuesday release has the best chance of hitting a big list. And because […]

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a couple of years ago

What Have We Learned Today?

I want to tell you about my Saturday, because I learned something. I got up Saturday morning and immediately began rushing through my morning. I had a grandson with an indoor soccer game an hour away, and I really wanted to attend it, but I also wanted to shower, walk, meditate, write 2000 words, make […]

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