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Release Stress in 5 Minutes

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

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When You Can’t Meditate

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

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Meditation for Tech Addiction

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

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Overcoming Resistance

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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Start A Meditation Practice In 10 Breaths

If you’ve ever wanted to start meditation, but didn’t know where to begin, here’s a short video to get you started.  It can begin as simply as 10 breaths.  People come to meditation for a myriad of reasons.  The benefits are limitless and sometimes unexpected.  Whether you’re coming to meditation for inner peace or to

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Checking In vs. Checking Out

Maybe it’s the full moon, but this last week has been crazy.  I’ve had lots of meetings, work opportunities, and even some personal challenges.  Now I’m exhausted and need to find my equilibrium again.  Even though good things are happening, my “Self” can hardly keep up.  So instead of going with the flow, I’m choosing

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The Power of Impersonal Perspective

What if everything you encountered in life was completely impersonal, but you took things personally?  What if this were the true reality of life? When you take things personally, it limits you.  It limits your thinking, your behavior and your perspective.  You make things about you, rather than simply “what is.” Taking things personally is

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Creating Vision Through Inquiry

Turning on the news, it’s easy to feel down about what’s wrong in the world.  It’s been said that it’s easier for the brain to focus on negativity. Where our attention goes, our energy flows.  Where do you tend to place your attention?  What we focus on affects every aspect of our life.  We can

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Thoughts About Coaching

Coaching has become a popular movement.  There are all kinds of different coaching styles available now from nutritional coaching to executive coaching. What are the true benefits of coaching?  Is coaching right for you? Coaching is an investment in yourself, your goals and your well-being.  The most important thing to think about is what’s really

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Synchronicity for the Soul

Several weeks ago, I woke up feeling horrible.  Shortly after waking, I received news about my friends’ father passing.  Two sisters, who I have known for some time, had asked me to pray for their father who was in critical condition.  He had passed the night prior.  It was very sad and unexpected.  I felt

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Let Your Body Speak. And Speak To Your Body.

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? 

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Video: Making Life Choices

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

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Life Changes: 10 Ways to Get Perspective

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.”

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Are you a Healer?

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

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Addicted to Technology

The other day I was walking down Westwood Plaza in LA when I noticed how many people were walking and texting. At least a dozen people were connected to their cell, hardly looking up to see where they were walking. A few weeks ago, Michael Moore invited people to his new theatre and said, “If

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Re-Defining God

“I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”  (Albert Einstein, 1954) Albert Einstein often

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When Compromise Becomes Complacency

Recently I attended a group Leadership Training event.  It was filled with different personalities, from different countries, and ethnicities.  Our task was to be innovative – in a very short amount of time, and to facilitate creativity for leaders. On day 2 of our Training, we had a group breakdown.  One of the attendees had

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Take A Deep Breath

There have been a few seconds I have experienced deep bliss in my life.  In 2005, while I was living in an ashram in the south of India, we had practiced a full hour of intense breathing techniques, and I nearly collapsed and lost consciousness.  Shortly after, I felt completely blissful and at one with

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Follow Your Inner Flow

A few months before Joseph Campbell died, Bill Moyer’s asked him this question in a PBS interview that would later be called “The Power of Myth.” BILL MOYERS: Do you ever have the sense of… being helped by hidden hands? JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has

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How To Deal With Negativity

This is a big year for cleansing and healing.  As more people become self-aware, and their stuff comes up,  alot of negative emotions and energy can rise to the surface.  At times we are negative and other times we are on the receiving end of negativity.  Where does it come from?  And what’s the best

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Navigating Change

Intense experiences.  Big swings in energy.  Uncertainty and other life changes.  If these words describe you, you’re not alone. Consciousness is changing.  It is effecting everything, from the way we do business to the way we feel each day.  An invisible storm is brewing and gathering energy, and this storm has it’s own mind.  It

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What’s Your House?

If you had all the time, money and freedom in the world – what would you do? Spiritual author, Rick Jarow, responds “It wouldn’t be such a great thing, and not many people can do it (well).”  People often falter when presented with unlimited resources, like when people win the lottery and then lose all

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For the Traveler

Every time you leave home, Another road takes you Into a world you were never in. New strangers on other paths await. New places that have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit. When you travel, you find

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Dharma, Fantasy & Real Life

Twice I have left my “regular” life to travel and have new experiences.  The first time while I was working in NY on Wall Street, the second time while I was in LA, coaching & teaching.  Both times I released my possessions and work.  Both times I took two years. And both times it took

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When Life Offers You Lemons

The lemons in your life are often cues to your next steps, accelerating you closer to your true path.  Whenever I hear of someone whose life has completely derailed, it’s hard not to smile sometimes, ..because I can see what’s there waiting on the other side. Lots of people are going through serious life challenges. 

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Synchronicity

The first time I experienced profound synchronicity in my life was when I narrowly missed the Tsunami in 2004.   I was working on Wall Street and the news hit me like a truck.  It made me wonder “what would I do with a second chance in life?”  What followed were a series of unusual synchronicities

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