A Course In Miracles – Resources

A Course In Miracles Resources I use this app  on my Iphone made by the Foundation for Inner Peace. I highly recommend it. It costs $6 and has really helpful features. - Paul this is  from their web site: In addition to providing convenient access to the full text of the 365 daily lessons from the Course's "Workbook for Students," THIS APP HAS BUILT-IN REMINDER ALERTS which have been preset with specific text to be remembered for the [...]

By |2020-03-29T18:14:48-07:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resentful? Angry? Exhausted? …….Happy Holidays

Resentful? Angry? Exhausted? If ever there was a time of year for these symptoms to overwhelm us - it's now. Happy Holidays! This is the time of year I would find myself trapped in a vague, unconscious setup that went like this: "If... I can just choose the right gift." "If... I can just get the house in order and prepare a dinner that people enjoy." "If... I can just tolerate her behavior for the day, ..then I'll [...]

By |2019-12-15T19:24:02-08:00December 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manifestation Meditation

Inspired by Dr. Joe Dispenza's "Changing Your Beliefs and Perceptions," this guided meditation is designed to bring you into an energetic state of change by becoming present, releasing limiting beliefs, emotionally experiencing what you want, and turning it over to a higher intelligence. It's a heart-centered, 40 minute love song - from you to you. May you experience the unexpected grace of a loving universe, and take that into the rest of your life. I welcome your comments [...]

By |2019-12-15T19:30:06-08:00February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|8 Comments

What to Do When You Feel Stuck

To be human is to have days when if feels like life is one moment of uncertainty, followed by another of doubt and fear. We want to move ahead, but that requires us to make a choice. But how can we make a choice, when we don't know how it's going to turn out? Sometimes we just have to muster the courage and faith and go for it - like when we were kids and didn't know what [...]

By |2019-04-13T19:31:52-07:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Makes a Good Life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. [...]

By |2019-04-13T19:46:58-07:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tony Robbins On Advising Top Talent

Pull back the curtain on how Tony Robbins advises top talent – from business leaders like Salesforce’s Mark Benioff to celebrity entrepreneurs like Pitbull – helping them to realize their leadership potential and unleash their creativity. The “CEO Whisperer” will give you the strategies and tools to raise your personal and professional game.

By |2019-04-13T19:57:36-07:00October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Leave Your Comfort Zone

For most of us, deciding to make a change in life is a decision to leave our Comfort Zone: We sell our house and move to another state; we say "yes" to a committed relationship, we quit our job or accept a promotion with new responsibilities. Sometimes without consultation,  life simply boots us out of the Comfort Zone: We get fired; someone who "wasn't supposed to" dies; an unplanned birth turns you into a parent. Consider how many “disasters” in [...]

By |2019-02-23T07:19:40-08:00May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Power of Emotion to See mySelf

Yesterday, Vickie and I watched Tony Robbins' 2006 TED talk. I'd seen it before, but this time, I wanted Vicke to analyze it, give me her insight as a professional speaker about Robbins' technique. At one point, Robbins talks about the power of emotion in calling people forward. "Emotion is the force of life." Al Gore is in the audience, and Robbins says to him (regarding Gore's effectiveness in the 2000 presidential debates), "I believe that with emotion, you would [...]

By |2017-04-27T22:39:24-07:00April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changing the World Is An Inside Job

As each day goes by, it becomes more clear: THE MOST POWERFUL means at my disposal to create change in the world is - to BE the change. It's an inside job. It's not about convincing "them," or changing "it." If I want the world to be a certain way (loving, compassionate, safe, pro-active, fearless, free, etc.), then I must do the work on any issues WITHIN ME that keep me from being loving, compassionate, safe, pro-active, fearless, free, etc.. I have to [...]

By |2017-03-25T08:55:13-07:00March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trump’s Victory: A Nation Unwilling to Face Feelings

"(In our culture) pain is not acceptable...The message is, 'You have a right to not have any pain, so take whatever you need to numb it.' Since wisdom and maturity come from facing pain and learning from it, I believe we are a nation of very immature people who don't have the willingness to experience the pain that leads to authentic wisdom." - Pia Mellody, Facing Codependence: What it is, Where it comes from, How it sabotages our [...]

By |2019-03-10T05:26:55-07:00November 24th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

… and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Grant me the serenity  to accept the things I cannot change,  the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer,  26 words that summarize the challenge I face each day. An all-purpose intention for ease and grace. A spiritual map for navigating the unknown. It's an appeal to a higher power for acceptance, courage and wisdom, three qualities that reside in my heart. Three qualities that all too often [...]

By |2019-02-21T12:45:02-08:00October 20th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving a Micromanager – Without Doing Jail Time, Part 2

Having dealt with the emotional upset triggered by a micromanaging boss, the next course of action is to ask: Am I the only one being micromanaged or are all the people working for this person getting the same treatment? If the answer is, it's only me, then it's time to look at where you can improve what you do and how you do it. That could mean showing up five minutes earlier every day or communicating with your boss differently. [...]

By |2019-03-20T09:52:26-07:00September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Approval Seeking: DON’T Try This At Work!

One of the biggest threats to successful, creative collaborations is a behavior that might be confused with the the desire to be seen - the desire for approval or approval seeking.  I will be able to feel good about myself, only if  I can get them to like me,  is a core belief of the approval seeker. Unfortunately, people who continually seek approval suck the energy out of any collaboration whether it's a film crew, a friendship, or a love relationship with another person. [...]

By |2019-02-23T03:48:06-08:00September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surviving a Micromanager – Without Doing Jail Time, Part 1

I was a camera operator on a television show known for its visual style, a  style characterized by a camera that never stopped moving.  "Hypnotic eye candy," I called it, "dished out to keep the audience from realizing how dismal the writing and performances are." You can see, for starters, I had a slight attitude problem. While there, I served under a director of photography (DP) who micromanaged. I had never done well with controllers, and this was no exception. The [...]

By |2019-01-26T20:27:08-08:00September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Integrity: The Devil Is In the Details

Google "definition of integrity."  Skip the first definition, the one that has morality attached to it. The second definition says: integrity: the state of being whole and undivided synonyms: unity, coherence, cohesion, togetherness, solidarity example: The integrity of the roof depended on the quality of the nails joining the rafters to the beams.  When I was growing up, integrity was a concept usually described in judgmental terms. You were "good" if you had integrity and "bad" if you didn't. I decided that integrity was a word used [...]

By |2016-08-21T21:56:34-07:00August 21st, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today I have a choice

Today I have a choice: I can live in the ego-world of dualities, of "rights" and "wrongs," of "goods" and "bads" that color my thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I can wade through the muck of a regretful past or the fear of an imagined future. I can hold on to false identities I've created about myself that separate me from everyone and everything.  If I do, my day will be an endless string of judgments, most of them self-critical, confining, [...]

By |2016-05-25T08:13:32-07:00May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consciousness – Who’s Running the Show?

I recently watched a presentation by Bruce Lipton Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles. In it he drew a fascinating picture of the human brain and how it develops. Lipton described the pre-frontal cortex, a region that occupies about 10% of our total brain mass. In terms of evolution, It is the most recent addition to the human brain. The pre-frontal cortex is involved in creativity, complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, [...]

By |2015-10-26T19:29:51-07:00October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Love Is In the Air…and Limiting Beliefs Too

“If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” — W. Somerset Maugham It being nuptial season, I attended a beautiful wedding recently. At the reception, the best man rose to make the obligatory toast to the bride and groom. Raising his glass, he said, "There are three kinds of rings... the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. And for those of you, like me, in a long term marriage, you know [...]

By |2015-06-27T08:40:02-07:00June 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Showing Up For Yourself

I was once hired to work on a film as a camera operator and the second unit director photography. My immediate supervisor was the director photography on the main unit - I'll call him Jason. Beginning day one of filming,  Jason drew me into in a series of conversations  that were either critical, patronizing, or confusing. When he was on his game, he could pack all three into the same conversation. He gave me zero positive feedback. Instead, he told me the [...]

By |2015-05-25T00:35:49-07:00May 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments