Opening to Love


Online Dating: Bachelor #1
26 Dec 2012

Online Dating: Bachelor #1

On Friday, Lauren* switches the photos up on my online dating profile, thinking that the picture of me in a leather jacket is giving a certain contingent of high-living Harley riders the wrong idea. “We need to make you look more expensive, Lady Bug.” She also tells me that I am not to respond to any of the incoming messages until she has a chance...

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How to Open Your Heart this Holiday
21 Dec 2012

How to Open Your Heart this Holiday

“Open the window in the center of your chest, and let spirit fly in and out.” — Rumi, 13th century mystic poet The holiday season is considered the season of love. But the question is, Are you feeling it?


Prayer, Gratitude & “Acting As If”
23 Nov 2012

Prayer, Gratitude & “Acting As If”

In his book, Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Gregg Braden shares one of my favorite stories about accompanying a tribal shaman on a rain dance. He expected a big production of music, costumes and dance. However, he was quite surprised by what he saw:


Online Dating: What’s Your Archetype?
08 Nov 2012

Online Dating: What’s Your Archetype?

  SUNDAY. MAN MAGNET WEEKEND DAY 3. We Man Magnets dive into our studies on the early side Sunday morning. Around 10am. Peering over my cup of coffee, I can see that the other Magnets are feeling similar to me – hungover. Not from raucous behavior the night before, but just somehow wiped out by all it took to elevate ourselves to our magnetic best...

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17 Oct 2012

Online Dating: Which Photo Should I Use?

9/15 SATURDAY MORNING It’s 7:52am and I can’t wait to go in for our Man Magnet photo shoot day. Lauren* has lined up a team of hair stylists & makeup artists for us. Photographer Geoff Moore will be snapping the pics. I’ve glanced at his website before going in and it’s filled with gorgeous images. I’m no model, but I can play one for a...

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16 Oct 2012

You’re Stronger than You Think

When many people think about love, they may not think that being strong has a lot to do with it. But it does. Or maybe they do think of strength, but in the sense of being strong and protecting yourself from being hurt. The walls that are built to protect are the same walls that keep one from feeling their true feelings. I understand why...

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14 Oct 2012

Dating: Shopping For My Man Magnet Make-Over (Part Three)

9/14 FRIDAY EVENING. In the evening, nestled in a suite at Mr. C’s, we get down to business. Sitting in a circle, lounging on white leather sofas and Eames chairs, all are feeling tired, but glamorous. We are asked to share a bit about who we are, what our romantic history is and why we have decided to take part in the Man Magnet Makeover...

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13 Oct 2012

Dating: Shopping For My Man Magnet Make-Over (Part Two)

9/14 FRIDAY AFTERNOON. It is now coming up on 3pm, so Lauren’s* announcement that we are taking a break from shopping for something to eat is met with poorly muffled, weary cries of glee from me and my fellow Man Magnet-inas. At Buddha’s Belly, I plow into my fried rice as quickly as my below-average chopstick skills allow. The chit chat around the table stays...

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