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Fall Cleanse

This fall I decided to do a cleanse. It’s especially good to do with the change in seasons. Usually I do juice cleanses alongside colonics. This was the first time I did an Ayurvedic cleanse. It consisted mostly of green juice and an Indian dish called kitchari. Here is a photo of the first bowl

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Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part II.

When I was sick, it was hard to look in the mirror. I couldn’t recognize myself when my skin broke out and changed color.  Even now I feel a little residual pain from that experience. All the spiritual practice and teaching did not prepare me for the experience of losing my health, looks and hair. 

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Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part I.

I wish I could say having short hair was entirely my choice, but unfortunately it wasn’t. Last year, I came down with a horrible parasite that deeply afflicted my skin, health, hair, vision.. everything. The parasite ravaged my skin. I broke out everywhere, including my face and body. My hair disintegrated through the process. For

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The Hero’s Journey & Transformational Guide

Many people, myself included, are experiencing a lot of change and transformation.  Recently it’s inspired me to write “The Survival Guide to the Hero’s Journey.”   In December of 2012, I published “Moving Toward Source,” a guide about the changes, shifts and healing we’d experience individually and collectively at end of the Mayan calendar (Dec. 21,

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Practicing Boundaries

A good leader practices strong boundaries.  Would you ever think about casually busting into your boss’s office at any time of the day?  No.  You’d probably have to get through a strong willed secretary to make an appointment first.  Leaders value their time and energy, and it causes other people to value their time as

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Metta Meditation For The Middle East

Every day I wake up in a beautiful retreat center, over-looking an organic farm and the ocean.  Many days I have to pinch myself because it feels like paradise.  It’s almost surreal.  Then I turn on the radio and listen to the news.  I am horrified by what happens half way across the world.  I

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Interview with Sonia Choquette

After waiting nearly a year to ask the lovely Sonia Choquette if I could interview her, I finally one day had the courage to ask.  I found a general email contact on her website and sent a short message, “would you like to be interviewed?”  Her assistant wrote back five minutes later:  “she’d love to.”

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What Stops People from Acting on Intuition

What I’ve often discovered is that Intuition, which can seem vague at first, can be very precise. The more you listen, the more you’re able to receive specific messages and the clearer they become. It can seem uncanny, but it’s true. The “price” of this Intuition however, is that it requires us to both listen

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When Life Feels Hard

When something feels too hard in my life, I know it’s a red flag.  Why?  Because I know we’re not meant to live in a state of stress and effort.  There’s a difference between being challenged, and wasting our precious life force energy.  When we live in too much “hard” energy, it throws us off

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Journey to Short Hair

  One of the unexpected gifts I received when I was sick was the experience of having short hair.  It was disheartening to see my long black hair disintegrate to brittle nothing.  I had to cut it off and start over.  I went to the stylist and found a picture of Amy Tan in a

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Lady Gaga & True Purpose

I was inspired by a recent interview with Lady Gaga where she performed in Central Park on her black unicorn piano and her song hair.  When asked by an audience member, “what would you do if you weren’t famous and doing what you’re doing now?”  She responded candidly, “I would be a singer.”  The TV

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Spiritual Journey

Today’s Vision

Often times during my morning meditations, I receive messages from spirit.  It may come through a vision or sound.  Since I was a child, I had prophetic dreams and received glimpses into the future.  Now as an adult, I receive specific messages, “go to the library now” or “tell this person they need fish oil!”

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Our Nervous System ~ It’s Important!

When was the last time someone said, “Hey how is your nervous system today?” It’s not something we pay attention to very often, but we should. It has a huge effect on our well-being, our mental state, what we perceive – pretty much everything. Our nervous system is responsible for sending all the messages to/from

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Heart Consciousness

Often times when I’m sitting in meditation, I am aware of the energy in my heart. It occurred to me recently that what we consider to be consciousness, a widening in our awareness and mind, may actually be a consciousness that extends from our heart. Could it be that the heart has it’s own intelligence?

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The “A” Team

It was a beautiful day yesterday so I decided to walk across the Cambie bridge in Vancouver B.C. As I entered Yaletown, I noticed 2 big vans that said, “ANGEL Restoration.” Deeply amused by this, I crossed the street and saw 4 people on the other side of the truck huddled together in a circle.

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Re-Defining Abundance

It’s very new agey to talk about abundance. It got me thinking after I started noticing how many lightworkers (people who bring healing into the world and often talk about abundance), struggle financially. Why is it that a lawyer makes $500/hr and a massage therapist, $50/hr? What kind of values are we talking about here?

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Discovering Yoga on Wall Street

When I was 22, I started my career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs.  I was an Equities financial analyst.  It seems like a fancy title, one that alot of people coveted during that time, but I was really just an over-glorified secretary.  My tasks were fairly menial and I didn’t have to think much. 

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Small Steps Lead to Big Strides

What are the culprits that keep people stuck?  Here are some of the big ones I almost always see in life coaching: 1)  The idea of being good enough.  “I need to be at a certain level before I can really do what I love.  I need the proper training, certification, outer validation first.” 2) 

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An Anonymous Poem about LIFE

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person,

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People Who Live in Fantasy

I admit, I like glitter, lip gloss & things with wings. But when it comes to coaching, I keep it real. I do what I can to tell the truth with love. And what I’ve found peculiar over years of coaching, is that when it comes to people’s life goals & fears, many people live

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What Do You Truly Want?

In life coaching, it may be that people’s outer goals appear different – it could be a better job, a bigger bank account, or even enlightenment. But the underlying essence is always the same. Ask thousands of people what their goals would give them and their answers would be the same: peace, security and freedom.

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Empty Bowels. Empty Mind.

I’ve just finished the sixth colonic of my one-month cleanse. Right now I’m eating mostly raw, grains and occasional chocolate. This is the first time I’m trying out Advanced Naturals – the 30 day organ/colonic cleanse and the flax seed mix that brushes out the inner lining of the Intestinal wall. So far so good.

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Living Your Light

Recently a friend of mine, a successful producer, decided to cut ties from Hollywood and go to Europe to live on an organic farm in the French Alps. He was going to live in a rustic cabin with no electricity or running water with his wife for a while. It was something they always wanted

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The Heavy Handed Yoga Teacher

I walked into the local gym this morning to take a yoga class where there were lots of people waiting. As we streamed into the room, I heard someone say “Oh, this is a GREAT yoga class. I was sore for a week after I took this class!” That was the first red flag. The

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The Power of the Heart

“The heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs” – Heart Math Institute We have all heard the saying “do what you love and the money will follow.” Engaging in the flow of what you love initiates a

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The Hero’s Journey & The Stinkin’ Gargoyles

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” One of my absolute favorite myths is the Hero’s Journey

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