Happy Herald - From The Heart https://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8511-1-from-the-heart.html <![CDATA[Where to Get More Love]]> We have consistently been taught that what we need is out there somewhere, and our task is to import it. This quest applies to material objects like cars and flat-screen TV’s, as well as spiritual experiences like love from a romantic partner or salvation from a savior.]]> <![CDATA[Fear is the Liar]]> I recently watched a touching documentary, “Tea with the Dames,” an intimate chat between four legendary British actresses – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins – who have all been knighted. I found it a treat to momentarily peek into the lives of four esteemed thespians.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing New Under the Year]]> As we enter the New Year, we all hope this year will be better than the last one, and new and wonderful things will come to us. We seek to improve our worldly situations and become better people. But what if the most wonderful thing that could happen would be to realize that we live in a universe absolutely and eternally dedicated to our well-being?.]]> <![CDATA[Where Healing Lives]]> My friend Mark has been a physician for over 40 years. Recently he told me a story that helped me understand what real healing is. While Mark was vacationing in Maui, his nephew, a younger man vacationing in Honolulu, had a heart attack.]]> <![CDATA[How to Get Into The in Crowd]]> In high school I looked up to my classmate Rick Brown, the quintessential cool guy. He was the good-looking captain of the football team and president of the student council. He had a cheerleader homecoming queen girlfriend and was liked by everyone. I envied Rick because he was at the epicenter of the in crowd, and I saw myself as a distant outsider.]]> <![CDATA[The Holiest Spot On Earth]]> It was one of those days when the world was supposed to come to an end. The planets had achieved the crucial alignment, the ancient prophecies were being fulfilled, and psychics confirmed this would be the turning point. Hordes of people were rushing to safety at spiritual power places around the globe.]]> <![CDATA[A Heartbeat To Remember]]> “I loved my grandma very much, and I was with her in the hospital at her last moment,” Ciani went on. “As a memory of our connection, I asked the nurse for a printout of her EKG, and I had it turned into a tattoo. Whenever I look at it, it reminds me of her and I feel close to her.]]> <![CDATA[A Different Kind of Valentine]]> While reading "Soul Friends" by Stephen Cole, I came upon a quote by Buddha that caused me to put the book aside and think for a long time: “. . . the debt of gratitude we owe to our parents is so great that we could carry them on our backs for our entire lives and yet still never fully repay it.]]> <![CDATA[The Word and the Womb]]> How much should you tell other people about what is really important to you? Should you broadcast your dreams to everyone in hopes that others will honor your intentions and support you? Or would you be wiser to keep your visions to yourself and avoid debilitating criticism?.]]> <![CDATA[Resign as Your Own Teacher]]> While traveling in Europe to attend an André Rieu concert, my laptop wouldn’t boot. If you ever had this happen, you know it can be, well, disconcerting. I Googled computer repair technicians in the small Holland city where I was staying, and found two technicians with good reviews. ]]> <![CDATA[When Weird becomes Wonderful]]> I remember the first time I could no longer tolerate what used to be acceptable. After watching a movie that showed a character being shot and throwing up, I felt nauseous. This was not long after I started on my spiritual path, meditating, doing yoga, and lightening my diet.]]> <![CDATA[Claim Your Inheritance]]> When my coaching client Lana was a small baby, her parents divorced and she never saw her father again. For much of her life, she felt sad because she was fatherless. As an adult, Lana became a life coach and wanted to set up a studio and business, but she did not have the funds.]]> <![CDATA[The Dial to Nowhere]]> Filling out forms; fixing website issues; jumping through multilayered security hoops; getting stuck in voicemail loops; fending off hackers; dealing with people who don’t pay attention to instructions. While on some level these activities may be necessary in an increasingly complex world, a lot of them feel boring and a waste of time.]]> <![CDATA[When Seekers become Finders]]> Every morning after we walk our dogs, two of them chase each other around the living room coffee table. It’s quite entertaining to watch these exuberant spirits tease each other, bark, and run around in circles. The little one eggs the larger one on and keeps slightly ahead of him in the chase.]]> <![CDATA[Last Year’s Birds and This Year’s Nest]]> With the advent of the internet and Facebook, I’ve had lots of people from my past find me and reach out to connect, some from as far back as elementary school, high school, and college. Some of these people were my best friends at the time. It was exciting to hear from them again, and in most cases we had a lengthy phone talk or lunch date.]]> <![CDATA[Who Sent the Ants?]]> Some friends of mine decided to sell their house, and found a buyer. On the day before the sale was to close, they walked into their living room to find a wall covered with carpenter ants. The couple had never seen such ants in the house before, and had no idea where they came from.]]> <![CDATA[Raise the Bar on Love]]> Every February, in honor of Valentine’s day, I explore loving relationships. Many of us have faced challenges in relationships, and we struggle with how to create truly rewarding connections. We search for our soulmate, wrestle with friendships, and dread going home to see our relatives.]]> <![CDATA[How to Get All of Your Needs Met this Year]]> I turned to Dee and said, “Look, honey, if we lived here, all of our needs would be met.” For a mere $12.5 million, all of our relationships would be fulfilling, we would be totally healthy, we would never worry about money or politics, we would recognize the presence of God in and around us, and we would live as an infinite, eternal beings.]]> <![CDATA[The Year of Redirection]]> It’s tempting to look back on the year and regret errors I made or things that seemed to not work out. But failure and regret exist only at the shallowest level of appearances. What seems to be a dead end sign is an arrow pointing you in another direction.]]> <![CDATA[How to Get Paid Big Time for Your Creations]]> Meryl Streep is considered by many to be the world’s greatest living actress. To date she has garnered 306 Best or Supporting Actress nominations and 158 wins, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes. Her first Oscar came in 1979 for her Best Supporting Actress role in Kramer vs.]]>