Category Archives: Motivation

28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 1, Setting a Goal

I am participating in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-day meditation challenge as part of the Brooklyn Yoga School team. I’ll be cross-posting between and there as I re-commence my meditation practice. Here’s my first post over there: As I start this challenge, my goal is to make my meditation practice regular since I’ve been meditating on-off for […]

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Ray Bradbury R.I.P.

It has been a long time — too long actually — since I had read one of Ray Bradbury’s books. I remember reading The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes when I was a teenager. Even though it’s been 30 years, I remember being gripped by fear as I read Fahrenheit 451. […]

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6 Tips for Using the Time Between (Writing) Projects

I’m between novels. That means I just finished one and am gearing up for the next one. I’m lucky in that I usually know what I’m writing next (the next novel involves Hernán Cortez, there’s a screenplay about cloning dragons that needs revising, and a space opera that keeps begging for attention). (OK, THE COLUMBUS […]

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Movie Review: STRANDED

The first Mars Mission crashes, leaving its five crew members stranded on the Red Planet. Since they are two years from Earth, they need to figure out how to survive. The premise of Stranded (Naufragos) sounded promising – especially, since it’s a Spanish science fiction movie  and you don’t see too many of those. The […]

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Happy Birthday: 49 Things I’m Thankful For

I just celebrated a birthday and wanted to thank everyone who wished me the best. I am without a doubt, one of the luckiest people ever, and thought I would share the following list of things I am so grateful for. Kristen. The love of my life who puts up with me every day. She […]

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2012 Year of the Dragon – Bad News for Rabbits?

The Year of the Dragon will be terrible for those born in Rabbit years. Actually, rabbits will discard the tribulations and setback of the past year (which was the year of the RABBIT) and the winds of Dragon energy will allow you to rise to the challenge of making good things happen for you Good […]

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2012 Year of the Dragon – What You Need to Know

Chinese New Year starts on Monday, January 23 We’re entering the Dragon Year, one of the luckiest, most powerful of the Chinese zodiac signs The Dragon Year always symbolizes the apex of change (and is the year when Asian countries experience a baby boom). To put the dragon in perspective, in Chinese mythology, the dragon […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit – January Report

The Year of the Rabbit isn’t over yet. It ends on January 23rd. Then we enter the very exciting and predicted-to-be tumultuous Year of the Dragon. So get ready for a wild ride. Spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says this is the year of happiness. 2013, he says, will be the year of victory. […]

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2012 Already Rocks

In the past, I’ve written how much I hate January. I hate the lame resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, try harder, eat less spaghetti, blah blah blah. I hate the fact that no one sticks to their stupid resolutions. Maybe, it’s the New York weather I hate (and I LOVE New York’s weather… […]

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What We’re Reading – Bye-bye 2011 Edition

Karlos: LUCKY YOU by Carl Hiassen. Didn’t make me laugh as much as other Hiassen novels. I’ve read most all of them and maybe once you get the formula, you get the formula but you keep reading because you want to find out (a) what happens to the idiots (and God there are so many […]

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