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One of the things I often hear is, “I’m too busy to meditate! I have to do my taxes, housework, and everyday responsibilities!” Meditation for Daily Life What can you do instead? Meditate while you do. Here’s a 10 minute video guide on how you can meditate while you do anything, even washing your dishes! Learning
I don’t believe in just meditating. It’s what you do with your meditation that matters most. How do you bring it into your life? How can you integrate meditation in your everyday life through your actions & intentions? Meditation is a wonderful tool for resourcing yourself and learning how to breathe. While meditation can create
Our mind is often the biggest cause of our stress. What it perceives and thinks can layer our experience and make things seem more stressful than they really are. The mind is like a booby-trap, it’s filled with circular thinking and past thoughts. Instead of trying to change the mind with the mind, here’s a
When I first decided to leave Wall Street to follow my dreams of world travel, I received a variety of responses from my loved ones and co-workers. Some were shocked, some were envious, some disappointed. I found out that several of my co-workers called me “crazy” behind my back. A few good friends were genuinely
Ever since I saw Brother Sun, Sister Moon, the story of St. Francis, I felt inspired to come to Assisi, Italy. Recently I attended a five day silent retreat at Simple Peace in the countryside of Assisi. I stayed in an elegant, yet simple room. Our days consisted of an hour of meditation morning, an
Of all the places I’ve traveled, the B.C. islands continue to be my favorite place to rest and recharge. Being surrounded by water, massive trees and gentle mountains make it a haven for my spirit to soar and feel free. The feeling is visceral and people often comment on the way they feel when they’re
Stress is this invisible force that builds inside our bodies, minds and nervous system. It ties us up in knots, has us thinking in different directions– and before we know it, it’s hard to undo the mini-fortress that stress has taken up within our body. When stress has it’s invisible grip on us, we don’t
Meditation isn’t for everyone. Many people are attracted to the idea of meditation, but inwardly cringe at the thought of sitting still for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. Yet many people realize the need to quiet their mind. When I learned yoga in India, my teacher told me that people should learn relaxation
You’ve probably never heard someone say, “I just spent an hour on Facebook. I feel great!!” It’s more like a conversation in your head, “I just spent an hour on Facebook,” coupled with an empty feeling of having achieved absolutely nothing. Yet, you have to wonder why we spend hours on end in front of
When something or someone rubs you the wrong way, how do you deal with it? 1. Avoid them 2. Make them wrong 3. Make yourself wrong 4. Resist them 5. Cut them out of your life 6. Pretend you’re better 7. Shut down 8. Withdraw 9. Eat chocolate The list goes on. We want to
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Have you been feeling more intense emotions this year? It seems many people are experiencing this, myself included. I’ve noticed that I’ve been experiencing a wider range of emotions, with greater intensity. As collective consciousness expands, it could be that more people are experiencing emotional healing and cleansing, even at a deep cellular level where
It can be that if we’re not aware of some aspect of our life, that it will likely show up in the body as body pain. Eckhart Tolle talked about the pain-body as an egoic entity that comprises all of our past pain and emotion. He says: “The pain-body wants to survive, just like every
Hi friends, I’ve been off the grid for a while. 2013 has been like no other year, and I needed to take time to go deep within and be quiet. It’s been a big year of transformation and transition. Earlier this year, I kept having visions and dreams of a lake in Central America. After
We all feel stuck at some point in our lives. We make New Year’s resolutions, talk about it with friends, even get excited. Sometime later, our enthusiasm fizzles, and you wonder what your new years resolutions even were. Life doesn’t change much. You still feel the same. You have the same problems and the same
I was excited to see my new soul guide in Huffpost’s GPS for the Soul. Beautiful photos, affirmations & peaceful music. Take some time to enjoy this compilation of artwork to rest your soul. Thanks to friends who contributed music & photos: David Gordon, Dasha Gaian, Joshua Simas, Lisa Dugdale & Lani Kwon. Love &
I had to share this blog post by Paulo Coelho, a favorite author, who wrote “The Alchemist.” Beautifully written. Very poetic and prayerful. 2013: the first year of the rest of my life No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to
Did you make a new year’s resolution to start meditating? Are you wondering how to start? Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present. There are many benefits to learning how to meditate: It helps to
7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness in the Technology Age I think we’ve all experienced that awkward moment, when you’re speaking to someone – and the cell phone rings. For a moment one person glances at their phone, while the other wonders if they’re about to be trumped by a phone call. No one likes being
The holidays bring a sense of warmth and festivity, but can also be a chaotic and stressful time. The other day, I was driving down the freeway, when I witnessed road rage and the near collision of two cars that refused to yield to each other on the freeway. The feeling of tension and frenetic
I was working on Wall Street when I first started practicing yoga. During that time I suffered from severe neck and back pain, so I thought yoga would help me. Being a novice at the time, I had no idea what the different styles of yoga were. Perhaps it was karma or a twist of
My dog BeBe is pretty cute. When we go for walks, people ohhhh and ahhh over him, thinking that he’d like to be cuddled and coo’ed over. To their dismay, when they try to pet him, he’s unreceptive. BeBe doesn’t like being petted. Not very much anyway. He’s very loving, but made it clear from
Joseph Campbell said, “We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.” As healers, we travel through different stages of our own evolution and growth. It always begins with our own wound, often received from childhood,
What To Do With Body Pain Imagine if your body had a microphone with its own voice system. Instead of words, your body speaks to you through your feelings, like pain or comfort. You have the power to turn the volume up or turn it off completely. What if you gave your body a voice?
Hello everyone! I am experimenting with a new blogging format – video! Click here to watch! I would love to hear your thoughts and if you’d like to see more vlogs up here. Please give us a thumbs up or leave a comment in the youtube section! Meanwhile, I leave you with this wonderful quote
Have you ever woken up wondering, what the hell is going on with your life? Lots of people do. It happens to all of us at some point in our lives, and often multiple times. Joseph Campbell assured us of this uncertainty saying, “”If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”
God bless Martha Beck. A Ph.D. from Harvard, she freely uses M-words like magic, mysticism and miracles. Beck is a Life Coach who writes for Oprah magazine, who happens to be a lesbian with serious balls. In her book, Steering by Starlight, she’s not afraid to admit, “I think we may be living in the