In The 80s, We Walked On Fire

In the 80s, I was young and impressionable, living in a spiritual community, cooking for visiting luminaries like Buckminster Fuller and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. My astrology back then said I ate idealism for breakfast. One day, my teacher told a group of us, “A firewalk is […]

My Teacher

I was fourteen when I read my first book on Edgar Cayce, There is a River, by Thomas Sugrue. Nine years later, while I was living on a kibbutz in Israel, I read my first Paul Solomon book, Excerpts from the Paul Solomon Tapes, by […]

Books!

My Author Page on Amazon. Live On Purpose! is a collection of my most impactful posts from this blog, plus the articles I’ve posted on sites including Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, InspireMore and HuffPost. It includes cutting-edge insights and personal stories – all geared […]

World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day, designated since 1988 as an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection. It’s also an opportunity to mourn those who have died of the disease. HIV stands for human […]

Karma Is Friendlier Than It Sounds

The popularized concept of karma is that it’s cosmic payback for doing something wrong. But really, it’s the process of setting a cause in motion and experiencing the effect. So how can we identify karma in our daily lives? Here’s a fail-proof test: If something […]

by Michael Ricioppo @riciloco

What’s Our Selftalk Saying About Us?

I locked my keys in the car one day, with the motor running. It’s not something you want to run around telling everyone, but it’s also not something you can solve by yourself. It happened in a strip-mall parking lot, so I decided to ask […]

Earthworms And Angels

Recently, I dreamed of watching myself – seated in a gold-framed box hanging in outer space, tethered by a thread to something out of sight. Hanging from my left shoulder blade was a long, folded angel wing – and in my arms, I was cradling […]

Finding Great Love Is An Inside Job

My husband and I are in our 29th year together. Soon after we met, when we were just becoming acquainted as friends, I felt nauseas one day. Ron’s a doctor, and he wanted to help. So he offered to stick his finger down my throat to make […]

My Main Takeaway From Visiting Patmos

On a trip to Greece a few years ago, my husband and I island-hopped. That meant arriving without a reservation for a place to stay, with just a small backpack and one other set of clothes. And using ferries to travel between the islands, where entrepreneur-ish […]

A Look At Joseph Campbell’s New Book, “Correspondence”

By the late 80s, Shakti Gawain was a best selling author and a household name. Through her books and workshops, she became internationally known for helping people access their intuition / inner guidance, and for mentoring them in using their mind-body-spirit connection to heal themselves […]