What Connects Us?
What Transforms Us?
What Devastates Us?
What Gives Us Traction?
What Gives Us Energy?
What Do We Identify With?
What Do We Strive For?
What Is Enough?
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston in Their Eyes Were Watching God
What if the World is Made Out of Bullshit?
"What if the world is… made out of bullshit stories that have been sold to us as reality by our institutions, by our parents, our teachers, our press, our religious leaders our politicians or presidents. Stories that have left us cynical and jaded, spiritually...
Don’t Kiss That Frog: How Trump & Fairy Tales Align
Beauty & The Beast is an enduring trope because of the magical thinking it supports. That is: ‘oh yes, he is a gruesome Beast now, but all he needs is a Be-u-ti-ful girlie to love him unquestioningly and he will transform into the wonderful man he really is:...
Style I Am
More than 25 years ago I interviewed for the position of editor for Style magazine at the Herald-Tribune, then a New York Times Company. Now, after all that time, I finally got the job. Even better is it's a freelance gig! Sometimes what comes around goes around and...
“Every single person has within an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness. Every single human being can experience that – infinite intelligence, infinite creativity, infinite happiness, infinite energy, infinite dynamic peace. – David Lynch
Wake up. Coffee. Meditate. Feed cat, dog. Walk dog. Weather, hot humid. Rain, not yet. Sun streaming so bright reminds me I get headaches from too much light. Think about Lori, who flew from Manhattan to Nashville to view the eclipse from her perfect place along the...
Inspiration Today: myth, magic and story
I believe in the power of myth to inform our lives and illuminate our common path. Unfortunately, the myths we receive at long remove are often so sullied and shopworn that their power has ceased to flow. As a writer, I find I spend considerable time and effort trying...
With “Black Friday” around the corner kicking off the biggest shopping season of the year (retailers and economists hope) here is one for the “born to shop” in all of us! EXPERTS PROVE SHOPPING REALLY IS GOOD FOR YOU! Years ago when I was maybe 10, 12 tops, my mother...
Psyche Rises in Emilyland
“Those who don’t accept it and always seek an explanation for the magic and mysterious human relations will lose the best of what life has to offer.” This quote is from the fabulous writer and mystic Paulo Coehlo, from a recent blog where he interpreted the Cupid...
We Must Be Hatched!
Emilyland Quote for today - a commentary on change from C.S. Lewis: “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being...
The Healing Force!
Today's quote: From Chopra Center 21 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 5 meditation: "Beyond the domain of negative thought patterns and stuck emotions lies love...the healing force of the Universe."