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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.
Have you ever struggled with finding your purpose? What if you approached your purpose in a different way? In working with clients, I often found that people took “purpose” much too seriously. In the following video, I share tips that helped my personal clients experience more meaning and purpose in their everyday lives. And BTW! This is exactly how
Oftentimes people say they can’t meditate because they don’t see themselves as peaceful. Little do they know that meditation isn’t just about being peaceful. It is a dynamic practice that can often surprise us. Here I share a range of experiences one can have as a result of simply sitting. What have been your experiences
Do you feel pressed for time? What do you do to maintain a sense of balance while accomplishing all your daily responsibilities? When answering this question, consider deeper unconscious beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing inner-balance. What is driving you on a deeper level? What keeps you out of balance? We may
One of the best places to learn mindfulness is in your car. Many of you know how much I love to travel. I used to take very long road trips, oftentimes from Los Angeles to Salt Spring Island. Driving used to be hard on me. I would get tired after 3-4 hours of highway driving.
Meditation has always been a personal and essential part of my daily life. It had never occurred to me to ever share meditation until one day I was asked to teach in a class. That’s when I went through the nerve-wracking process of having to figure out how to become a meditation teacher. Back then,
Would you like to experience more energy in your daily life? Did you know that meditation can help you cultivate your life force and bolster your energy levels? The more you meditate, the more aware you will become of the energy in your life. Some people know this as qi or prana. It is the
Do you ever come out of exchanges feeling drained? Or do you feel exhausted after visiting certain locations? Oftentimes we can unknowingly take on the stress and anxiety of those around us. It can be from our loved ones, colleagues, clients or anyone near us. If you’re sensitive or empathetic, you may have absorbed other
It’s common that people make meditation part of their new year’s resolution. They know it’s beneficial. They know it will help them, but the biggest challenge is just doing it. How can you make intentions like a daily meditation practice a reality? Take a mini-step. If you want to practice meditation, start with one minute
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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
Do you ever find yourself wondering if you’re on your right path? Well, there’s no way to not live your path, but when you’re living your true purpose, there’s no doubting it. You will feel it. You’ll know when you’re in step with your path through the blessings, positivity, and synchronicity you begin to experience,
As a business owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “not enough.” There are endless things to do. Emails, client calls, accounting, employees, tech strategy… It’s a bottomless “to-do” list with no end point. Even in the midst of having accomplished 100 things in a day, it’s easy to go to bed at
We’re often surrounded by stimulating material before we attempt to lie down and go to sleep. Whether it’s our phones, TVs, or work — all of it spurs our brains to keep working when it’s time for a restful, deep sleep. When getting good zzz’s, it’s important to be proactive and make the necessary shifts needed to
Meditation and the Law of Attraction can be applied to anything in your life. Whether it’s work, an accomplishment, a future endeavor, or a personal relationship with another person, the law of attraction is based on the premise that like attracts like. If you think positive thoughts, you’re likely to attract positive experiences. If you
A family meditation right before slumber contributes to an incredibly restful, refreshing night of sleep for everyone. It’s beneficial for both adults and kids. A whole family meditation at night can actually be a fulfilling and bonding experience for everyone. You can listen this guided video meditation for the whole family. It will help you
Reading the news these days can feel like a big whack in the head. Stunned and overwhelmed with so much negative information, your productive focus starts to dissipate. You feel less energetic. Your mind is left racing and your body in a slight panic — and you’ve got a whole list of things to do. These days
Meditation enables us to center ourselves internally amidst the chaos, the negativity, and the turbulent, difficult times. It’s a spiritual tool that our society needs today, now more than ever, to persist positively even with the negative rhetoric clogging many of our news feeds. Like anything, meditation is a practice, and we can all use
Contrary to popular belief, meditation is a wonderful way to complement prayer, regardless of one’s religion, belief or faith. Both practices leaves individuals better able to identify their thoughts, dreams, and desires in a clarified manner. Meditation helps us “weed” out the garden – the garden being our minds – and leaves us clearer, more
People often don’t know how to meditate with distractions present because they believe they don’t have the time, but the truth is, meditation is a practice that can accommodate any kind of schedule and busy lifestyle. While we can benefit more from a consistent, daily sitting practice, it’s possible to meditate in our home, in
We all suffer from procrastination and a lack of motivation– whether it’s avoiding going to the gym, cleaning, or even taking action on your soul’s calling. Meditation gives us the courage and insight to face our blocks. Procrastination is fear, masked. When we procrastinate, we resist. We know we should be doing something to move
Meditation is a powerful practice that helps us get in touch with our intuitive guidance. You could call this your higher-wisdom, divine intelligence – it’s your inner-compass that keeps you inwardly aligned. You can tap into this guidance through intention or prayer. When you’re centered and calm, you have greater access to the inner-knowing of
One of the most important aspects of meditation is the development of constant self-awareness from a calm and collected standpoint. It is easy to forget the here and the now, and allow our minds to wander and entertain negative thoughts. When we’re triggered from external events, we contract inside. We fight, defend, justify, argue and
Do you feel you need to let go of inner-struggles and stress? We all do! But how can we let go with more ease and grace? Sometimes we get so caught up in doing the right thing, forcing positive, meditative thoughts through our minds that we actually end up trying too hard. It prevents us
We’ve all endured difficult situations with other individuals. People can throw us off-center every single day. What do you do when you feel pulled, pushed, depleted, compressed and driven haywire by the most challenging people in your life? The way we process stressful connections has a lot to do with how we perceive and digest