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Martin Luther King & The Power of Prayer

  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

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The 3 Levels of Health

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.

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Inner-Balance & Family

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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12 Tips To Be Less Overwhelmed

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

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The New Leader

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

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From Salt Spring to Hollywood

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

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Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part III.

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

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Vacation Mode

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

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Mindfulness Tools for Tech Addiction

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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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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A New Way to Fish

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,

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Not Knowing

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

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Happy Holy-Days

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

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Cleansing for the Holidays

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

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Occupy Wall Street

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

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Solitude

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

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Just One Question

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

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Tao of the Day

“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

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Getting Things Done

I love what Dean has to say about focusing! It makes Buddha Business sense. The 50-Minute Focus Finder from Dean Jackson on Vimeo.

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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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