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Posts tagged attracting happiness

choose the open heart way

It seems really hard to me, this one. There are so many things that I feel should be condemned – terrorism, poverty, illness. (And don’t get me started on insurance companies.) And yet I know that lingering on things that have negative or disgusting or abhorrent vibes simply sends more energy to those things. Then […]

think positive… or not?

Positive thinking, the power (or law) of attraction, stay on the sunny side – this has all been in the culture for a while now, and the push-back is starting to get some traction.  Being ‘realistic’ is the new thing, and I have some thoughts about this. Firstly, the Law of Attraction et al is […]

what others think

Hands up, out there, everyone who has spent time worrying about what others think – about how they look, what they do, what they have.  Yeah, I thought it would be most of you.  Me, too. It’s not a bad thing, is it?.  After all, we have to live with others, right?  What we do […]

the one thing you need to do

‘The one thing you need to do.’  Don’t you just love statements like that? ‘Here are the 59 things to do so you can save the world.’ Apparently, giving your information a title like that works as advertising.  I’m beginning to find it annoying – annoying, but effective.  It’s not the numbers so much as […]

miracle day

I picked up a magazine the other day while waiting to do a radio show (sorry, sorry, can’t remember the name of mag), and found an article on living a Miracle Day.  It wasn’t about a law of attraction thing, though why not?  It was about viewing each thing in your life as a miracle.  […]

i’m an outsider here myself

I don’t know about you, but I find this kind of unsettling.  I think the point – given that this was said by Timothy Leary, who certainly celebrated living outside the box – was supposed to be that being different was actually cool.  That being normal was un-hip, stifling, constraining. But I’ve found that many […]

why, oh why, is this your new year’s resolution?

Those of you who know me through my practice will know that I have a fascination (admittedly erratic) with language, particularly the kind that forms the casual shorthand we use when talking with each other.  There are times when I will interrupt a discussion with a patient by asking for a more precise explanation of […]

happily ever after today

Once upon a time there was this woman.  We’ll call her Karen.  Karen was crazy in love with her job.  She just adored the people she met, was fascinated all the time by the puzzles she tried to solve, the things she learned, and the gifts she got.  Oh sure, there were some parts of […]

we chose each other

Once a month I travel to eastern Mass to offer acupuncture to clients and staff at the On-Site Academy, a residential program for first responders experiencing the effects of critical incident PTSD. It’s an hour’s drive each way, and this gives me the chance to listen to things that help me with my life and […]

melancholy baby

I’ve been feeling… sad.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve just been sitting with it for a change, because it feels right to do so. It’s not depression, though it does feel like doing anything except being with it would take some effort. I could come up with lots of reasons for feeling this […]