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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
One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is overwhelm. It seems to be the thing that everyone suffers from these days. As a business owner, I suffer from it, too. There are always endless things to do, aren’t there? The holiday season especially amps up feelings of overwhelm. Today we have more
The new leaders of today are not necessarily famous. Most of them are unknown. They don’t seek recognition or status, but they have much to offer in the way of spiritual guidance and wisdom. New leaders are emerging. They are soulful by nature. They do not seek power, but empower others. Many of them are
Recently I left Salt Spring Island to go south for the winter. I was feeling the call to go to San Diego again. Whenever I travel, it’s an act of faith. I never really know where I’ll end up, or what will happen. I trust my inner guidance. It was hard though to leave this
Getting sick changed my life for the better. Death, disease, loss.. are what I consider to be divine interventions. They can bring you down, or lift you higher. No matter what, you’re transformed in the process. Below are more of the life lessons I learned. It is a continuation of previous blog posts, Getting Sick
Stress may seem like it’s outside of us, but it’s really an internal response. What we perceive as stressful will be processed as “stress” in our brain. As a result, our mind freaks out, our body contracts and our perception narrows to survival mode. Most people experience stress. We all know the inner grip of
Do you check FaceBook when you first wake up in the morning? Are you tempted to text while you drive? If so, you’re not alone. We all get unreasonable urges to check our smartphone! Since technology is socially acceptable, it’s easy to overuse it. Most people do not consider tech addiction as seriously as they
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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
Oh, how I missed the food NYC had to offer! But after 1.5 months of travel, and some indulgent dinners with friends, I knew I needed to cleanse. My body was feeling achy, bloated and off it’s normal energy level. I was also feeling a cold coming on. The first thing I do when I
At the last minute I decided to fly out to NY to see what the Occupy movement was about. Here I saw a myriad of realities and agendas tied into one. Some people meditating near a tree altar. Others working on their laptops. Internal meetings at nearby coffee shops. The general vibe inside the Park
Since the last few posts, namely “Just One Question” I decided to live my end dream, after writing the question: “what would I do if I realized all my dreams?” I would live a simple life in nature. Ever since I can remember, I have always admired the lives of Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Merton
Recently I was inspired to write a coaching journal called, “108 Questions that will Change Your Life.” But little did I know how it would change mine. One day while I was sitting, question after question poured through my and I started to capture them down in my journal. Some were simple like, “What do
“The great way is easy, yet people prefer side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao.” ~~ Tao Te Ching This is one of my favorite quotes that I keep up to remind myself everyday. Sometimes life gets busy and I question the busyness. What are rushing and