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Standing with Religious Leaders of Faith: A Statement

Standing with Religious Leaders of Faith Toward ‘A World That Works For Everyone.’ (Golden, Colo.) Centers for Spiritual Living stands in solidarity with leaders and faith organizations who have spoken out about the Executive Order from the President of the United States of America that…

My Road to Enlightenment

“Close your eyes, tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, “there’s no place like home”—Glinda the Good Witch   As a grade-schooler in the 1950s, I plopped in front of our TV set to view the annual network showing of the classic…

True Nature

Every morning I sit in my back yard and look out on acres of green space. It’s a clear view across my neighbor’s yard to a large pond where there are birds, geese, rabbits, bullfrogs, and the occasional fox. When I watch them, each seems…

We Are the Ones

…I’m getting tired, I’m growing weary of the world’s woes. I’m tired of religions that preach hate instead of love–telling me I can’t love people that are different—saying God is offended by them.   I’m tired of corporations poisoning our food to maximize profit but…

Making transitions.

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”—Woody Allen I rarely turn to Woody Allen for spiritual direction. Although, I’ve always been convinced that Jesus, a Jew, probably looked more like Woody Allen than the light-haired, blue-eyed Jesus…

The full dose on the first date.

When I was in my early twenties, I entered the adult dating pool.  Little did I know then that a lot of people had gone before me who had been peeing in that pool.  And even though most of the time I was shivering down…

The Universe is listening

I rolled the window down in resignation. The young police officer smiled as he spoke in an overly, happy tone. “Your license plates’ expired – what’s with that?” I knew it, but in my crazy, busy life I just hadn’t got to it yet. “Oh…

The Knockout

I joined one of those new wave, uber-hip gyms last month- the kind with unfinished cement work contrasting the neon green décor and shiny silver machines. They have protein shakes, purified water flavored with fresh fruit, and extraordinarily friendly service. They also have boxing class. …

Over-the-Top

Recently, I visited the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle.  I had a gig to do two services on Sunday and a two-hour afternoon workshop.  Most people don’t realize how grueling that is.  It takes a tremendous amount of energy to be on stage for…

Going to the Chapel.

I was recently proposed to, and I accepted.  BUT before you buy me presents and shower me with “Congratulations!!,” you should know that we broke it off within ten minutes.  It was an interesting engagement to say the least.   The juicy details are as…