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Happify and Integral Theory

The reader will be forgiven for thinking that “Happify” is a silly name, but having spent some time with the program I’ve come to think of it as whimsical. In the all important field of “branding” these days, it’s important for a name to capture the essence of the product you are offering. On that basis the name works. Happify seeks to deliver happiness. They do so using a series of games, goals and questionnaires which are indeed sometimes whimsical. But can the program deliver on such goals as … [Read More...]

Success Summit 3.0 and Outrageous Love Letters

Just back from the Success Summit 3.0 in Boulder, four amazing, heart opening days with business leaders, entertainment leaders, along with students of relationship – relationships among humans, relationship to the presence of God. It was a bit of a Trojan horse for some I’d imagine. We came to redefine success in 2015 and put that new definition into the culture. We found that to be successful we must find the kind of spiritual framework that allows for, or even inspires transformation and gro … [Read More...]

Love Letter 35

I’ve got a really long list of people to write love letters to and it keeps getting longer so I should probably move on and write to someone else, but I don’t want to. I want to tell you that I love yo … [Read More...]

Love Letter 34

I love you so much it makes me giddy. Here I am sitting in the office late at night; just finished the first letter and a woman from one of the other offices here comes in because its late and she … [Read More...]

Love Letter 33

It’s funny how it works when I’m out late working. You would not believe how my heart just bursts into smiles first, then song – no joke, really, song – Here I give . . . for the last 10 minutes or so, … [Read More...]

A Response to Mark Labberton’s “Called, The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today.”

Full disclosure: I know Mark Labberton; I know him well enough to hold him in high esteem, well enough to be certain that he wants the church to thrive in the 21st Century for all the right reasons. … [Read More...]

Love Letter 32

Dear Barbara,It’s your turn again; in fact it’s going to be your turn for a while. God I love you. I love the way you feel when I wrap my arms around you. I love the touch of your kiss and the dee … [Read More...]

Love Letter 31

Oh my God,  if you could see yourself the way that I do, then you would know how valuable you are. Rare is the courage, rare the open life, rare spirit that keeps probing until even just a little … [Read More...]

Love Letter 30

Dear Tom,You’ve been gone a long time now it seems, and yet the tears still hover right near the surface ready to well up when I’m reminded of how wonderful you were – how much your life gave to ev … [Read More...]

Love Letter 29

I absolutely adore you – really it’s true. From the shape of your body, (I promise there was not one iota of creepy energy when I wrote that :-)) to the eager curiosity and care of your heart, to the k … [Read More...]

Love Letter 28

Dear Grammy,I’m writing this to you as part of a shared spiritual exercise with a blogger on the Pagan portal. I’m certain you, if you were today as you were in 1972, would not approve. But som … [Read More...]

Love Letter 27

What a delight and a surprise to be writing this letter after all these years. It’s been hard to be so separated and to avoid the resentment that builds from misunderstanding but I had managed to do j … [Read More...]

Love Letter 26

It is perhaps true that I never loved you “like that,” whatever “that” means, but you should never take that to mean I did not or that I do not, love you. You and I crossed lives during times spent, in … [Read More...]

Love Letter 25

I love you. I really do. There you sat in our living room last night, (a place you have sat on other nights I should add), while I bounced back in forth between wanting to jump up and down screaming … [Read More...]


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