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Have you ever thought about teaching meditation to kids, or even to your own kids? The first time I started sharing meditation to kids I wasn’t sure how it would go. Kids have a lot of energy and from my experience, it can be challenging to have them focus when all they want
We each possess a strong imaginative power. Through meditation, we come to understand this power more readily. We can imagine a bright future with health and abundance, or we can imagine horrible outcomes of destitution that will likely never affect us. Worry is a poor use of our imagination! As real as it seems that
Meditation can be anything Meditation can take on any form. You can meditate sitting, standing, walking, making love, doing art, being with your kids, working – essentially any activity. It’s the state of consciousness that you bring to your active intention that matters most. We can drive our car on autopilot and forget how we
Hi friends, As you consider your new year’s resolutions, I thought I’d share with you some personal questions I asked myself this year. Perhaps this will offer you a new and helpful perspective. Before creating new resolutions, I think it’s important to reflect on your last year. What was it like? What can you let
The holidays are often filled with a lot of energy, emotion and expectation. They carry a strong “yang” energy. We tend to get consumed with doing. It’s about buying gifts, getting things done and showing up to holiday festivities. There’s joy in the air, but there’s also more angst, and for some of us, profound
Have you ever thought of what it’d be like to write and create your own meditations? Perhaps you know someone you can help through meditation, or you feel called to be of service to a community of people. When people start teaching meditation, it isn’t unusual to see them go back to some of their old
What’s the primary emotion you feel when you think of the holidays? Do you tense with anticipation, feel a sense of dread, or are you excited about spending time with loved ones and family? While Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, it can often come with a lot of energy. Chaos, stress, travel, last
In our LIBERATE Meditation Coach trainings we work with our life goals and intentions throughout the 12 week intensive. It wasn’t long after the training ended that I felt inspired to leave Salt Spring Island. As much as I loved this beautiful natural island, I knew my time there was complete. I was ready for
Why we need to be creative when we’re learning and teaching meditation. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE MOST OFTEN IS “WHAT KIND OF MEDITATION DO YOU TEACH?” As you know, there are many different styles and techniques when it comes to meditation. We teach a variety of practices, but we break them down into 3 simple groups
Over a decade ago, I would have never dreamed I’d become a Meditation Coach. I had no idea that you could actually make a living teaching meditation. Back then I taught yoga. But with time, I began to notice the popularity of meditation steadily increasing. That’s when I started to receive inquiries about teaching meditation.
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Creating Diversity. Making Meditation Coach training accessible to the right people. Last month, we hosted a meditation coaching webinar masterclass where nearly 600 coaches had an opportunity to learn how to create more calm and focus for their clients. During the training we introduced our LIBERATE Meditation Coach Training course that begins January
Many people today are feeling the stress of the world. People are also experiencing the rise of “compassion fatigue,” known as secondary traumatic stress. 16%- 85% of health care workers suffer from burn-out, constant anxiety, and negative feelings associated to compassion fatigue. Being tuned into everything around you can weigh on your heart. It can
Anxiety has become a common experience and can happen to the most centered of us. It often begins when we start overthinking. Our stomach tightens, our breath shortens and our mind goes spinning. It is natural to experience anxiety, but at constant levels, it can begin to re-wire our brain for fear and be detrimental
Practicing the Power of Compassionate Detachment A common question I’ve been hearing lately is “How can I be happy when there is so much tragedy and chaos in the world?” People are feeling tremendously weighed down by the intensity of the world. Many are finding it challenging just to make it through their own day-to-day
Are you constantly tired and overwhelmed, feeling like you’re always trying to keep up? Do you realize that feeling rushed and anxious stems from a state of mind that you can quickly change? The power to shift from feeling rushed to being centered is already within you. It only takes a moment of awareness. A
When I started my entire business online over a year ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. My initial vision was simple: post meditation courses online to help people find calm. Little did I know about the complexity of online marketing, integrating various technology platforms, copyrighting, website development and all the moving
Telepathy, Synchronicity & Intention Telepathy, often described as the ability to read the mind’s of others, is often perceived as an elusive practice that people view as, “woo-woo mystical” or out of reach. Telepathy begins simply by intention. It is a natural human experience. A common form of telepathy is thinking about someone, or dreaming
When I first started meditating out of sheer desperation, I had no idea I’d ever share this life-changing practice with others. Never did I dream that I would teach and help others with practices like meditation, healing and yoga. Mostly because I constantly struggled with my own practice. It never occurred to me that I’d
Hate is a sneaky, invisible force. One of the ways it spreads is by working through an individual’s own mind and heart. When we witness hate, we may begin to experience feelings of hate and outrage, closing our own hearts and minds to people committing acts of crime and violence. This is the unseen way
Meditation helps you “raise your energy” or “raise your consciousness.” When you raise your inner state through heightened awareness, you learn how to skillfully respond and navigate through life. Today there are many uncertain and worldly events that can cause us stress and anxiety. While we cannot control the exterior forces in life, through meditation,
How do you spend most of your time and energy? Throughout the course of a day, you can be subconsciously exposed to all kinds of energy including negativity, discursive discussion and chaos, all without even realizing it. Whether it’s news articles on Facebook, the social media debates between friends, or the comments at your workplace,
“The zone is a state of mind which is marked by a sense of calmness. In addition, there is a heightened sense of awareness and focus. Actions seem effortless and there is an increased belief that your dreams or goals can become achievable and real. In addition, there is also a sense of deep enjoyment
How can meditation help you decide whether to work things out or simply walk away? 6 guided coaching questions to ask yourself. Have you ever been caught up in a situation that causes constant frustration, anxiety and struggle? Whether it’s a family member, co-worker or friend, you’ve probably noticed how difficult it can become to
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your racing thoughts and all that you need to do? Have you ever noticed the experience this creates in your body? I invite you to join me on my daily walk as I talk about what you can do to quickly shift this hyperactive state so that you feel more
This week I saw a story in the BBC about how writing can heal the body. I thought this was a fascinating article that highlights the importance of writing about our emotional or traumatic experiences and how putting words to paper can be naturally healing. This would potentially save quite a bit of money in
Traveling for pleasure and passion is a wonderful way to reconnect to the spirit. New environments have a tendency to put you more in touch with the present moment. When I took time to travel after I left Wall Street, I backpacked through Asia and it was deeply centering. It felt like a shamanic soul