Author: Jan Tucker

Exclusive Interview with George Carlin’s Daughter Kelly Carlin

In this exclusive interview with Kelly Carlin, Kelly reveals a more hidden, personal side of herself—the side that has emerged from her father, George Carlin’s, shadow. Our publisher, Jan Tucker, invited Kelly to reveal some gems of wisdom from her experience with Buddhism and her graduate training in psychology. Listen to Kelly’s story about growing up with George (from the title of her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George), and hear her thoughts about becoming who you really are in the midst of a chaotic life. Find out what it takes, from Kelly’s perspective, to reach out...

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It’s Not Reckless driving—It’s Wreckful

Last night on the way home from my Monday night meditation group meeting just after 9:30 p.m. on the I-15 north, two very fit, agile-looking young men on motorcycles crashed together right before my eyes. Sparks flew everywhere as they collided. I had been going about 75 mph so they had to be doing at least 85. One of them had just passed me on the left like a bullet, slipping through the narrow space between me and the car just ahead of me in his lane. He crossed diagonally in front of my Toyota in the dark, way...

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How to Feel that Everything is Connected

The Eastern theory of non-duality says we are all connected. We are connected with everything that exists—everything is connected. When you think about it, that means there is no “we.” There is no “everything.” All is one. The concept is difficult to comprehend because, with our eyes we see everything that exists outside of us, and we feel that we are inside—apart from everything else. We sense the boundary between ourselves and our surroundings. We speak to others with different viewpoints and they speak to us. All of this adds to the illusion of separation. The best way I can...

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How to Find Answers to Life’s Questions

Really needing them is the key Before I became a yogi, I was a lonely seeker with a perceptible hole in my heart. I had a lot of searching to do. I was confused, frustrated, and unfulfilled, because I was doing my best to create a happy life and I was failing miserably. I was desperately seeking how to find answers to life’s questions. I had followed most of Western society’s rules. Go to school, get good grades, continue to college, get a good job, work hard to climb the corporate ladder, and—fall in love and start a family....

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