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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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