Are you spreading wisdom? Or woe?

Life is too short to not look for the light in wisdom.

Pam Grout

“The universe is being healed. Don’t you want to be a part of the dance?”—Rob Bell


I’m often asked about my possibility posses. How do you start one? What do you do?

Because I’m allergic to rules and steps and how-to’s, it’s hard to give a definitive answer.

But I can say this.

Every human on the planet has woes. And every human on the planet has wisdom. There’s no exception.

The going cultural paradigm focuses on the woes: the problems that need to be fixed, the “others” who are doing it wrong.

This complaining and anger takes up a lot of space. In our heads. In our everyday conversations. In our political discourse.

In my posses, on the other hand, we leave space for wisdom. We leave the woes temporarily hand-cuffed and tied up in the cellar.

We don’t deny they’re there. We just actively acknowledge that there’s an…

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”—Arthur Conan Doyle

We always have a choice as to which path to follow.

Pam Grout

“Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could really assert itself?”—David Levithan

I’m a journalist, trained, degreed, the whole nine yards. In fact, I stated my illustrious journalism career at the Kansas City Star, the same newspaper where Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney started their road to fame.

The last few years, however, I’ve begun to alter my beliefs about “the facts” I’m sworn by my profession to seek.

I’m not so sure that “just the facts, ma’am” is helpful anymore. In fact, these so-called “facts” create a negative energetic momentum that I no longer want to perpetuate.

The “facts” I now choose to report are that happiness is our birthright, that love is the only reality and that the only reason the “facts” sometimes look otherwise is because that’s what we’ve spent so many years focusing upon.

I now know that it’s unproductive to talk, report…

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More Reasons To Eat Ginger for Good Health

I have enjoyed the benefits of fresh ginger first thing in the morning with lemon, turmeric and cayenne to get the body moving. Ginger in the morning also adds to your energy level and the cayenne helps to boost the metabolism. Turmeric, like Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory.

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Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a “natural medicine chest” in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.

If you want to improve your health, lose weight, fight inflammation, and maintain your brain performance, then you may want to always use ginger in all your foods. Here is a look at some of the best reasons for using more ginger.

  1. Natural Decongestant

You can use ginger as a natural decongestant. This could help you deal with common cold, sinusitis, and any other illness that causes congestion. Ginger contains anti-histamines that will help break up mucus, relieve headaches, sore throats, and other symptoms related to the cold or flu.

  1. Improve Digestion

Ginger can improve your digestion and digestive health. It increases the amount of digestive acid in your stomach, promotes better gastric…

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 18

Today, I am my journey to changes for the better.

Pam Grout

“An absolute flood of gratitude rushes like a river over my life, reconfiguring my landscapes, overflowing my shallow places, nourishing a great thirst within me and carrying me to new destinations far downstream where the vistas go on forever.”–Ellen Vaughn

summer's wonder woman

Wow! Wow! Wow!

It would be irresponsible of me to write even one more blog post without stopping to say THANK YOU. Without stopping to acknowledge that it is your encouragement, your wisdom, your support that keeps me going. Without you, I would just be the tree falling in the forest without making a sound.

I am so very grateful!

See that revamped Wonder Woman? That was made by Summers Paige, a fabulous artist who came to my workshop in San Diego. Isn’t it so cool!! I can barely open my mouth without somebody sending me a gift.

Yesterday, when I talked about upgrading my word choice, I got dozens…

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Lizard or lover? What’s your response to Paris?

My thoughts are in Pam’s comments.

Pam Grout

“Absolutely everything is available to us — sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence — it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”—Josh Radnor

I was lucky. When news of the Paris attacks struck the airwaves, I was standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, gazing out at billions of years of evolution, making it much easier to put things into perspective.

Like everybody else, I have a limbic cortex (AKA the lizard brain) that’s in charge of fight, flight, fear and freezing up.

But I also know, after years of covering such events as a news reporter, that the minute some tragedy happens, people rush forward to help, to heal, to bring forth the higher part of ourselves that loves, only loves.

In Paris, for example, an anonymous musician drug a piano by bicycle to the Bataclan and played John…

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There is no “other side”

Wayne always did tell us we were a Spiritual Being having a Human experience not a Human Being having a Spiritual experience.

Pam Grout

“Death isn’t as serious as you think it is, honey.”—Billy Fingers

In E-Cubed, the follow-up to E-Squared, I talked a lot about Worldview 2.0, the quantum viewpoint of life. That everything’s connected, that all we see and experience is just a temporary modification of the one fundamental energy.

One of the most ridiculous, yet cherished beliefs in Worldview 1.0, the old viewpoint, is the belief in separation particularly when a loved one no longer animates a physical form.

This belief has been in my face the past week with Wayne’s passing and with the unexpected departure of a posse member’s 21-year-old son.

I am forever grateful that I “just happened” to be re-reading The Afterlife of Billy Fingers. “Just happened to be” is one of those code words for Divine Presence, kinda like “out of the blue.”

This book by Annie Kagan is such a great reminder that there…

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Don’t Know What to Say? Sometimes Silence Is Golden

Don’t Know What to Say? Sometimes Silence Is Golden.

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Great Communicators: Dr. Maya Angelou

Great Communicators: Dr. Maya Angelou.

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10 Herbal Teas You Should Keep in Your Kitchen Cabinet

10 Herbal Teas You Should Keep In Your Kitchen should be taped inside every cupboard that holds your teas.

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Kitchen_Cabinet By Daisy Luther

When you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam. Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better.

Whether you are lucky enough to grow your own tea herbs, you purchase loose teas, or you use tea bags, your cabinet is not complete without the following ingredients. These teas are delicious and beneficial, with many different healing qualities. Just like band-aids, antibiotic cream, or aspirin, these items are vital additions to your pantry, allowing you to dispense a hot, steaming, fragrant cup of nurturing in as little time as it takes you to boil water.

There are many different herbs from around the world that have wonderful healing properties. I’ve concentrated this list on ones that can be easily acquired and stored, or which…

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Communicating Vulnerability Cultivates Relationships

Communicating Vulnerability Cultivates Relationships.

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