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Synchronicity is what the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung describes as inner readiness intersecting with outer opportunities. It’s the curious way in which a person’s external reality suddenly clicks into alignment with what’s taking place in her inner world. Think about […]

Are there moments when you’ve wished you could go back to the woman or man you were 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago? I have. I think often about the woman I was in my 20’s and 30’s. Mind you, […]

The journey to discovering your inner wisdom and finding out who you truly are frequently involves being willing to take an outward journey as well. The inner journey requires you to sojourn through the impalpable terrain of feelings, memories, dreams, […]

How do you know when God is speaking? It’s one of those questions posed to ministers such as myself all the time. People expect us to know the answer. We expect ourselves to know the answer to that question also, […]

Once or twice a month I am bolted awake in the middle of the night by a dream of a prowler standing outside wherever I’m sleeping that night (home, hotel, a friend’s guestroom). The prowler is fumbling with the locks […]

When the world feels as if it’s swirling out of control with family and office drama, schedule conflicts, and missed deadlines, the sanest thing to do sometimes is to turn your attention to creating little sanctuaries of calm and inspiration […]

Is it possible to miss opportunities that come our way? Of course it is. But it’s also possible that the reason we miss them is because we’re not ready within. Some opportunities come around once in a lifetime, but God […]

We throw around the term “my best friend” as a way to describe the friend who has come to mean the most to us and with whom we have bonded on the deepest level. We long for deep friendships. But […]

You know you’ve found your life’s calling when what others find infuriating and odious about a task is precisely what you find fascinating and compelling. When the work’s complexities fire your imagination and its contradictions keep you awake at night […]

We talk as though there is only one self within when there is, in fact, a committee of personalities living within each of us. The members of your internal committee represent different parts of yourself, competing sides of your personality, […]