Soul & Ego: This Human Trip

What is this human earth-trip about, anyway, I found myself saying to a client today: We are souls on earth, here to unfold our potential from within. And we have no idea what that potential is.

What are we to do?

First we need to turn the spotlight of our attention inward, where that potential resides. We need to invite it to grow brighter and reveal its light and nature to us. We need to listen inwardly, so that we hear its impulse to act and express, hear and feel its messages to us, and sense its reality. It is subtle, it is quiet; it takes careful, attuned listening. We need to make a space for this in our lives.

We also need to gradually dissolve the rigid walls formed by the structures of our ego, that keep us caught in believing we are less than our true potential. When those barriers are reduced, our soul can become more free to flow and express itself, in the way that it alone chooses. . . . Continue reading

Money & Soul – the journey begins

I’m about to launch a personal project that I expect may be of interest to quite a few out there: I’m planning to tackle my money issues – in public!

I have decided to use my life as a living laboratory. I want to credit Molly Gordon (author of The Accidental Entrepreneur) for expressing this concept in a recent interview with Isabel Parlett (the “Soundbite Shaman”). Molly said she decided to be transparent about areas of her life where she might have felt shame or defensiveness, and that made for rich learning and teaching for herself and her clients and followers. I felt relief when I heard her say this, of not having to pretend to “have it all together.” The idea of someone in public modellng being honest, vulnerable, and human seemed both courageous and healing.

So in the interests of Science, in the spirit of curiosity and experimentation, and with whatever degree of transparency I am able to muster, I am embarking on an exploration of this biggest bugaboo of my life. . . . Continue reading

Do you have to sell your car?

help3d_white_noreflectionI’m very excited to let everyone know that my good friend, L.James Johnson, has just published an e-book, “HELP! I Gotta Sell My Car NOW!: New Rules for Selling Your Vehicle Online.”

This subject may seem far from the themes of this blog. But there are three reasons why I’m letting you know about it.

1) I am mentioned in the acknowledgements as his marketing consultant! Having steeped myself in Internet marketing for a couple of years, I was able to help him get his legs in that world (and now he teaches me things, especially about technology).

2) James is a bona fide late bloomer. He wrote this book when he was 57, after a circuitous and interesting career path.

3) Some of you may be in the position of having to sell your own car!

If you check out his website,, you will find lots of resources, including some wonderful personalized services for those overwhelmed or intimidated by the prospect of car-buying or car-selling.

By the way, James is just about the sweetest man I know – he’s an automotive genius with an amazing heart and spirit. If anyone can transform the stereotype of used car salesman, it’s James. (I dubbed him The Expert Who Gives Used Car Salesmen a Good Name.)

And I’ve never even owned a car! (I belong to that rare breed: native New Yorkers who don’t drive!)