The Daily Pause

Keeping It Together: Being Cause in the Matter of Peace

Keeping It Together: Being Cause in the Matter of Peace

Rainbows and puppies. Unicorns and butterflies. Rose colored glasses. Life’s just peachy. Some time ago, that was me. Always looking at the “bright side”, being “positive” and having a half-glass-full attitude! No matter what the challenge, I kept looking for the...

Is There Something Under the Golden Tarp?

Is There Something Under the Golden Tarp?

Imagine living in a beautiful home, a palace almost. Having cars, chauffeurs, maids, cooks, an entourage at your beck and call. A personal assistant, a wardrobe stylist, personal tailor, makeup artist, hair designer and personal trainer…all there to take care of...

Seek Only the Barriers to Love

Seek Only the Barriers to Love

A member in the audience of a talk philosopher J. Krishnamurti was giving in 1964 asked a question, “Why do we love our mothers so much?” To which J. Krishnamurti responded with, “Do you love your mother if you hate your father? When you love somebody very much, do...

Happy RENEW Year

Happy RENEW Year

Just when you thought the cascade of “Happy New Year” wishes had dried up, here I am to wish you not just a Happy New Year but in fact a Happy RENEW Year! For my part this year feels like a year to reset, reboot and relaunch! The past 18 months have been an incredible...

Ditch the Drag & Transform 2018

Ditch the Drag & Transform 2018

Have you ever noticed sometimes your computer slows down? You check to see if you are still connected to wifi? You might delete some files, or close out some windows. Software needs an update? Or are too many programs running in the background? A heavyweight lifter...

I Recently Had a Life-Changing Experience…

I Recently Had a Life-Changing Experience…

I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to all of you who have been with me on my journey and who have contributed your love and light to my life along the way. Your presence is appreciated more than you could ever possibly know. So recently, I attended...

These MCCS Students Know How to Stand Up to Bullying

These MCCS Students Know How to Stand Up to Bullying

Many of you are parents, like me. We all know how devastating bullying can be in our schools. Just read the news and you’ll see stories of families who have been torn apart by young ones committing suicide due to the effects of being bullied at school. Schools...

Coming Home to the Heart: Beginning to Heal

Coming Home to the Heart: Beginning to Heal

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the numerous recent scandals concerning sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood, D.C., pretty much everywhere. Women have stayed silent for decades, enduring years of heartache, guilt, and shame....

The Essential Indestructible Self

The Essential Indestructible Self

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” ― Pema Chödrön I have been on a journey of recovery, healing, and transformation most of my life. There is no destination on this journey, no...

Be a Light Unto Yourself

Be a Light Unto Yourself

The last words of Gautama the Buddha on the earth were: Be a light unto yourself. Do not follow others, do not imitate, because imitation, following, creates stupidity. You are born with a tremendous possibility of intelligence. You are born with a light within you....

The Trauma, Truth and Triumph of Transformation

The Trauma, Truth and Triumph of Transformation

I have found that my life has been on a journey on a lazy river of recovery and transformation for most of my life. And along this journey, I have encountered all three – trauma, truth, and triumph. Lately, I have found myself writing a lot more and I feel like...

What Would You Have Me Do?

What Would You Have Me Do?

I wrote this “prayer” this morning. The words began pouring through as I was waking up, which seemed like at least an hour before even my alarm rang at 5:30….thank you for holding me in your love, light, and hearts…. What Would You Have Me Do? Sometimes...

Why You Need to Tell Your Story

Why You Need to Tell Your Story

Everyone has a story. And not just any story, but a story that is totally, completely and utterly unique. Every single being has, like a thumbprint or a snowflake, a signature story like none other. Take a moment and remember a time you heard someone tell you about...

What Operating System Are You Running

What Operating System Are You Running

Operating System defined on Webopedia: “The operating system (OS) is the most important program that runs on a computer. Every general-purpose computer must have an operating system to run other programs and applications. Computer operating systems perform basic...

Giving Is Receiving

Giving Is Receiving

On Mother’s Day a few years ago, my girls asked me what I wanted to do. I told them I wanted to give them massages. Some may see this as strange or weird perhaps…maybe thinking the girls should have been giving me a massage…but for me, spending that...

Find THIS When You Finally Lose IT

Find THIS When You Finally Lose IT

One moment IT was there, the next moment, IT was gone. I was overcome with a clarity like never before. My eyes had never seen like they could see before, my ears had never listened like this, words seemed more deliberate than ever. This magical, mystical, miracle...

A 3D World Worth Embracing

A 3D World Worth Embracing

I have often heard people talk about this “3D World” we live in, where the 3 D’s stand for death, disaster, and destruction. That these are some of the inescapable truths of being alive if you will. I have also heard other “D words” interchanged with some of these,...

You Are Only as Sick as Your Secrets

You Are Only as Sick as Your Secrets

At the launch of my book, “Coming Home to the Heart – Transforming Trauma into Infinite Possibilities for Healing” I had a major breakthrough. Not only was the process of writing the book cathartic, but I realized that once written, it was the first time in my...