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The Buddhist Enneagram: Nine Paths to Warriorship

With wisdom, creativity, and artistry, Susan Piver brings a Buddhist lens to the spiritual map of the enneagram. The results are vibrant and nourishing; a banquet of insights that help us transmute our difficult emotions into pure expressions of our basic goodness.

–Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold


Ever had a broken heart?

November 20, 2007   |   Leave a reply

I’d love to hear your story for my next book. What helped you? (If anything.) What did you learn about yourself? About love? If you don’t want to post here, feel free to email me directly. If you liked this article, please bookmark it on or vote for it on Digg. I’d appreciate it. 🙂

Overwhelming Genuineness

November 19, 2007   |   5 Comments

Please watch this. If you liked this article, please bookmark it on or vote for it on Digg. I’d appreciate it. 🙂

Hello out there.

November 15, 2007   |   2 Comments

I appreciate you who come here to read my blog. I keep up with the stats every now and then and am so happy about the amount of visitors. I’m about to start a site re-design. I’m looking for input in two areas: First, what do you enjoy reading about?? My interests are so varied: Buddhism, music, relationships, marriage, my... READ MORE

Buddhism & a Broken Heart

November 14, 2007   |   11 Comments

Am in a bit of a no man’s land regarding the next book I want to write. I want to write about heartbreak from this perspective: there is wisdom in it. The good news and the bad news is that it basically destroys self-view. You are no longer able to see yourself or your life in the same terms; the... READ MORE

Viewing disturbance as a sign of power

November 13, 2007   |   Leave a reply

I hung out with my friend Chris Flett today. Chris is an executive coach who only works with women. He recently published a book, “What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business.” I love Chris and I only wish for his success. When I heard that Newsweek slammed the book pretty hard, I felt so bad. This is his first book!!... READ MORE

Only read this if you’re a complete music business geek. Like me.

November 13, 2007   |   4 Comments

This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night. Upside Down: What Really Killed the Music Business In 2000 I said to a friend, “the music industry is dead. It’s just a carcass that hasn’t been drug away yet. Little things feeding off the remains but soon it’ll just be dust.” Not a pretty image, but not... READ MORE

Cosmo Mag: Rule Reversal

November 8, 2007   |   1 Comment

I was interviewed for an article in this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine: 7 Love Rules You Need to Break. TODAY show did a segment about the article about a week ago. I had nothing to do with it, but it’s interesting because you just never know where things are going to turn up.

Sadness and Heartbreak

November 7, 2007   |   1 Comment

I posted an essay some weeks (months?) back called, “Once I Had a Broken Heart.” I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, mostly from people who are struggling with this extraordinarily painful situation. The pain of a relationship ending is so real and cuts so deep, but we think we should just snap out of it after awhile. It’s not... READ MORE

Stories I've Been Told

November 6, 2007   |   Leave a reply

When my husband and I began dating, we had tremendous hunger to know who the other was. Daytime was an irritating obstacle to be gotten through until we could hold each other at night, when we would make love, certainly, but mainly we looked at each other. Listened. Smelled. Tasted. Touched. He was a stranger, but I knew him. And... READ MORE

A Viewpoint on Heartbreak

November 6, 2007   |   1 Comment

I was talking to my friend Michael Carroll today. We started discussing the nature of heartbreak. Here’s what he said. Check this riff: The defining aspect of our nature is vulnerability. Vulnerability is the precondition for compassion. The foundation of vulnerability is uncertainty. The seed of the open mind is tenderness…this is what allows us to fall in love, cherish... READ MORE

Things I Always Have to Remind Myself About Meditation

October 31, 2007   |   1 Comment

Consistency is more important than duration (i.e. 10 minutes a day is better than an hour a week) I’m never going to get it right. If I have an itch, I can scratch it. I don’t have to feel like doing it to do it. If I’m all fidgety and jumpy, it’s okay. My meditation will be fidgety and jumpy... READ MORE

Writer's Rooms

October 22, 2007   |   Leave a reply

I’m always tinkering with mine. Found this article on writer’s rooms on the Guardian website. I sort of can’t stop staring at it. Here’s what my office looks like currently. I LOVE to stare at pictures of other people’s workspaces. Hint, hint.

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