If you’re like me, you’ve probably been making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year. Each January, we vow to lose weight, make more money, find true love or be a kinder person. Back in 1988, a study tracked 200 people with their New Year’s resolutions. Within a month,
From fake news, inflammatory tweets and breathtaking roll-backs on vital policies to devastating floods, earthquakes and fires, at first glance it might seem that 2017 was a bust. Yet consider how far we’ve come: After years of pressure by environmentalists, the World Bank just announced it will cease all investments
Recently I sank into a funk. For over an hour, a voice in my head had been accusing me of terrible things. Like not doing enough to save the planet – and thereby being responsible for its imminent demise. Of being so blinded by my privilege and selfishness that I
For two years, Wayne Winters and his wife had been hoping for a kidney donor to save her from stage five kidney failure. But Winters was tired of waiting. So with passion in his heart and resolve in his 74-year-old bones, he took to the streets of Farr West, Utah
Lately I’ve been re-reading my 2001 travel journal, the account of a five-month road trip in which I visited earthen homes in six states and interviewed those who create and live in them. The goal of my journey was two-fold: to write a book on “living outside the box,” and
Who would have imagined that an eccentric tech billionaire would partner up with a Caribbean island to rebuild its electrical grid after a deadly hurricane? Yet that’s exactly what seems to be happening, after Tesla chief Elon Musk recently reached out to Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rossello offering to transform
The great psychologist Carl Jung once noted, “The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you.” Jung’s Leo Sun was conjunct independent Uranus – going his own way came naturally to him. But what about you?
An Arab proverb tells of a nomad who was questioning his faith. He approached a prophet, asking whether he should tie up his camel while he slept, or simply trust that the animal would still be there when he awoke. The prophet replied that he must do both: “Trust in
There was a lot of speculation prior to last month’s New Moon/total solar eclipse about what might happen. Earthquakes? Martial law? Impeachment? Certainly, the nasty conflagration in Charlottesville was related to the eclipse, as well as assorted gnarly doings on high that still haven’t fully played out. But for what
The 45 revolver was huge – and surprisingly heavy. I struggled to hold it steady. When I pulled the trigger, the noise was deafening. I didn’t want to try again, but Laci insisted. He was determined that I learn how to shoot the gun. He was leaving soon for Budapest
The Cone of Power is a tried-and-true method of raising energy and making things happen. No matter how many times I participate in a Cone of Power, the moment of send-off never fails to thrill me. You can really feel the energy taking off! Wiccans (aka witches) of the
Read the forecast for your Sun sign, and if you know what house 28-29 degrees Leo falls in for you, read that as well. LEO/1st house: You could experience a radical shift in self-image, your relationship to your body or how you present yourself. Does your appearance express your essence?
“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” –Teilhard de Chardin The right to happiness may
On Independence Day, I gathered with neighbors at a local park for the annual festivities. It was a sunny day, and people picnicked in the shade of lovely old trees while kids played games on the grass. I wondered how many of them realized that underneath lie the bones of
The maternal instinct is astounding. Recently, a British Columbian bald eagle took a young red-tailed hawk under her wing to raise as her own. Since bald eagles and red-tailed hawks are natural enemies, she could just as easily have ripped him apart and fed him to her eaglets. So