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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.
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
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,
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
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
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.”
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
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
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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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)
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
“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
“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
When people first experience healing, they are beyond themselves. They cannot believe what can happen with a few essential oils, singing bowls, or hands-on healing. Maybe they had an out of body experience during shavasana in yoga class. Whatever the modality is, one can never under-estimate the power of healing intent. What people don’t often
People often tell me that they want to start a meditation practice but don’t know how. They don’t realize they’ve been doing it through various activities they might not consider “meditation.” Meditation is essentially a flow. It’s a state of being. When the thinking mind is disengaged, we are in a state of connection. People
Everyone knows the regular stress of life – responsibilities, work, paying the bills.. getting enough exercise. But there’s another kind of stress, just as nasty as the real stress that causes death & disease – spiritual stress! Yes! You can get stress from not listening to your spirit!! It’s what mid-life crisis’ are made of.
I recently got back from a four month haitus in Abadiania, Brazil where the Miracle worker John of God is. While working on a media project, I discovered his healing work on YouTube. I felt the energy of the Casa through my Macbook and was immediately taken by it. I knew I had to go
I met Aga out one night dancing in a little Brazilian cafe called “Frutti’s.” We blasted the music and danced our hearts out. I instantly noticed Aga’s radiance and fell in love with her positive spirit. We had much fun dancing and laughing that night. The next day I ran into her, we sat down
This morning I ate two eggs, avocado, a pot of rice, doritos and 2 slices of buttered toast. This is not my normal diet, but I’ve discovered that whenever I am on spiritual retreat, nothing is normal. I’ve actually lost weight since I’ve been to Brazil, about 4 pounds without any effort. I attribute this
“Our destiny is defined by how we deal with the chance elements in our life.” – Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is holding a feather he discovers floating through the wind. This feather symbolizes destiny and “blind” luck. At one point in the movie, Forrest says, “I don’t know if we each have