Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Many, many years ago, when I was at an all-time low, someone shared with me page 449 of the Alcoholics Anonymous “big book.” “Read it,” they said. “Read it and reread it and reread it and remember it.” It reads like this: “And acceptance is the answer to all my...
Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
The meaning of yellow birds

The meaning of yellow birds

I have this thing – there are yellow birds in my neighborhood. Sometimes. And they make me smile. Always. They are so beautiful and pretty. Yes both. I don’t see them that often and when I do, as I said, I smile. I feel like life is good. Great even. I know that I...
Now what should I do? I’d love your thoughts…

Now what should I do? I’d love your thoughts…

I’m in a bit of a lull. And I need your help. to the moon and back has been out over ten months. I find that hard to believe. In those ten months I’ve done (I think) twenty-two book readings, one Megyn Kelly interview, one author panel, quite a few speaker events and...
There is no right way

There is no right way

I’m getting caught in it again. That surety (that false surety) that there is a right way to do something (everything) and that somehow, I’m missing it. Or I haven’t figured it out yet. Or I’m doing the opposite of the right way, without knowing it. It’s a surety…and...