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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
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
The other day, I woke up and felt an invisible cloud of pressure hanging over me. It was the feeling of having to do and perform, of not feeling like I was doing “enough.” It was running me around with a feeling of “should.” “Should be more, should do this, should do that.” It felt
It was by chance that I started combining meditation and coaching. Clients were really stressed and wanted to learn how to relieve stress on their own, so I began our sessions with a combination of breathing techniques and meditation. This seemed very effective in getting the mind to settle and helping the client to relax.
Today I logged into a free online meditation series that I’m hosting and NO ONE showed up. This is something I’ve been excited about so you can imagine the first sting of disappointment I felt.. but ironically enough, today’s meditation was about “unconditional peace,” experiencing peace no matter what. So I went along my merry
Have you ever noticed, there are infinite things you can be stressed about? How do you deal with stress on a day-to-day basis? What helps to relive stress? Meditation to Let Go of Stress Here’s a brief video talk about what you can do to release the stress of responsibilities, work and other things that
This is a story about Martin Luther King and a time when he faced his greatest fear with prayer. Martin Luther King was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time. He was only a young, 26-year old pastor when he was nominated to lead the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. His rise
Traveling is one of my greatest teachers. It’s vitally important to me to see how different people live, their cultures, and lifestyles. I learn so much from this process, and it sustains me on a level that I can’t always articulate to others who often ask, “don’t you get tired of traveling?” I love traveling.
Recently someone asked me, “how do you find balance with your family members?” I was stumped. It was a hard question – a good question! No doubt our family members have the capacity to throw us off our center in 2 seconds flat. Ram Dass said, “if you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week
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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.
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
Recently I got the strong call to come back to LA. 2 years ago, I released my possessions, house & work to take time to go inside. I was called to go to Abadiania, Brazil to visit John of God. It was a healing experience beyond words. It felt like coming home. I went to
“Be Present” & “Be Here Now” are common phrases of the new age but how does one actually learn to become present? How are healing and presence connected? There are many ways to develop presence. It helps to understand what is happening when you are not present. You’ll notice the quality of energy is dissonant,
It’s a time to take extra gentle care for yourself. Extra rest, self-nurturing and baths can help alleviate tension and stress. How to deal with the energy. I leave you with a poem by John ‘O Donahue. A Blessing for One Who Is Exhausted When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes
Words like “Integrative”& “Integral” are popping up all over the place. Integrative Medicine Integrative Nutrition Integral Yoga What does “Integrative” really mean, anyway? I’ve been reflecting on this lately as I witness my own healing and the healing of others. The message I get is “it’s time to Integrate!” We no longer have to separate
Just for a moment, imagine dropping your past. Let go of your name … title, your position in life. Let go of your possessions. All your responsibilities. Release all worries of the future. Consciously let go of any stress, fears or anything you’ve been holding onto. Let yourself be in this moment. See with new
When I’m rushing through life, I know I am absent. That feeling of rushing, of pushing against life, makes me suspicious. I feel the rush of a city move through me and I have to be hyper-aware to stay centered. “What am I rushing for?” “What am I avoiding or afraid of?” I ask
This question came to me while I was writing about Synchronicity & Prayer. I wanted to know, “what makes synchronicity happen?” “What is it that makes the Universe respond to our requests?” After some research and numerous interviews, I noticed that synchronicity often happens during major life changes. It is when we are
Last Sat I interviewed Jonathan for a story about synchronicity. He shared with me a time when he had a haunting nightmare that woke him in the middle of the night. When he awoke, his cat was having a horrible attack. Jonathan became aware of this somewhat odd, simultaneous event. The next morning, he awoke,
Every city I travel to is like entering a new world. There are some places that I affectionately refer to as “enlightened”, where the energy feels lighter, the people kinder, the pace slower. Carlsbad is one of the cities. It is next to Encinitas in southern California, about 30 mins north of San Diego. Something
Last week, after writing about Guidance, I thought to extrapolate on this concept further through pictures and analogy. Communicating to your higher-self is like having an internal GPS. For those of you who are familiar with how a GPS works; you type in your desired destination, it sends a signal to a satellite in outer
One of my favorite things to do is pray. It’s not a religious thing, it’s more of a meditation for me. I pray about everything. It is the way I have learned to move through life. Often times I receive specific messages from spirit, “go to Vancouver” “call your friend Susan now.” Often times I
Steve, a former client and friend sent me this video. He is the one who taught me how to fish. We worked together on Wall Street. He ran his own hedge fund. One day, shortly after I had returned from India, and while I was going to coaching school at Georgetown, Steve called and said,
More than ever, people are lost. If confusion, chaos and inner-turmoil describe you, you are not alone. Not knowing is part of the spiritual journey. It’s OK to not know. Relax into the not knowing. Let it be.. until you have enough of it and have filled yourself up with not knowing. Then something
This holiday season, I want to know: What is the GREATEST GIFT you could ever GIVE Yourself? It could be something physical: a massage. It could be something non-physical: love. It could be anything. Let the sky be the limit. Let your creativity run wild. Let yourself fully receive. When you receive Others