Archives of Holidays

Musing about Change

Do you like archetypes and symbols? I like them so much I long to live their stories as the unfolding of the everyday. My “new years” begins on the last day of December and ends a month or so later on Chinese New Year. This extended new years feels more inclusive and diverse, but also […]

Sharing My Seasonal Secrets to the Hidden Power in Darker Days

I’m writing this to you on November 2nd, which, as you likely know, is: ….. the final day of the Mexican “dia de los Muertos” celebration ….. “All Souls Day” for Christians ….. and the day after Samhain, a Gaelic celebration with Celtic pagan origins…. I’m sharing my seasonal secrets to the hidden power in the darker […]

Summer Book Review #2

Hi there. How’s your Summer? I’m liking mine, though it could use a bit more travel. It has, however, been blessed with a lot of creativity in the recreational sense– but even more so in the occupational sense. I’ve worked a lot, created a lot. One practice I’ve put into place that saves me from […]

Gods are Us– 2015 Summer Reading Series Pt. 1 (Book Reviews)

“I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. The only truth I can understand or express is, logically defined, a lie. Psychologically defined, a symbol. Aesthetically defined, a metaphor.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of […]

What I Did While My Digital Lantern was Dim

Well, Hello there. I’m back. Happy 2015! If you read the last newsletter I wrote, which was sent on Dec. 2014, I announced the “dimming of my digital lantern”. Not only did I begin to pare down my workload on Dec.. 16th, I deleted the work-related social media posts that were scheduled to automatically post to Facebook and twitter on […]

The Gift of Quiet

In this blogpost I’m sharing with you the last newsletter I wrote to my email subscribers in 2014 wherein I announced “the dimming of my digital lantern”. Here it is: Hello there. My message to you this week– and for the next couple of weeks is simple yet infinite. It’s the message and the GIFT of […]

You are the Real Bling

Sharing this one for you to think about while you shop for gifts, while you hang sparkly ornaments on your tree when you look into your loved one’s eyes. You are the real bling.  I hope you unearth lots of Eureka this holiday season. What am I talking about? Well….. My Passion: Cultivating Consciousness by […]

Build the World You Want from Inside Your Playroom

I want to keep cool and collected as the holidays close in and help you do the same. Here’s the strategy I’m trying. I’m hoping to balance my own meditation-sabotaging thoughts and habits: A new twist. Instead of breathing away negative or sabotaging thoughts as I usually do, I’m gonna see what it’s like to play with them like […]

From the Big Me’s to the Big You’s

All the best that you’ve always been, already are and would ever aspire to be from the vast multitudes in me to the vast multitudes in you. Big Love. ~ t

From me, Rumi & my college professor, to You

Shopping, making plans, sitting in airports, jotting down our new year’s resolutions. So much hustle and bustle in a season that’s about peace and goodwill. What if hustle & bustle is possible while feeling peace & goodwill? (H & B + P & G) We know they co-habitate. They are all us. At once. Sometimes we’re sure […]
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