Connect Past and Present Through Rituals

I just read the most wonderful quote from Pema Chodron’s The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness: Ritual, when it’s heartfelt, is like a time capsule. It’s as if thousands of years ago somebody had a clear, unobstructed view of magic, power, and sacredness, and realized that if he went out each [...]

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De-wire, Then Rewire for a Perfect Vacation!

You might have been wondering why I haven’t been in touch for the past two weeks. Greetings from South Africa! I’ve been here on safari with my family and friends. Even though Rewire Me’s managing editor gave me permission to unplug my computer (Thank you, Faye!) I wasn’t really planning on doing it. But I’ve [...]

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The Upside of Being Nobody

The subtitle of Lama Marut’s new book, Be Nobody(Beyond Words), encapsulates the quandary of its contents: “We’re all desperately trying to be somebody. Maybe we’ve got it all wrong.” Being a “nobody” would seem to be a mark of failure rather than a goal in our overachieving and hyper-busy world. Why would we want to [...]

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The Compassionate Way to Declutter

If you asked my college roommate to rate my neatness on a scale of 1 to 10, she’d probably say 12. I was Felix Unger to her Oscar Madison, and as much as she drove me crazy with her messiness, I’m sure my extreme tidiness drove her even crazier. So she would’ve been shocked if [...]

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