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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
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
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We’ve all faced health challenges at some point in our lives. During those times, it can really shake us up. It can force us to take a closer look at our lives, the way we live, and how we take care of ourselves. Several years ago, I came down with a parasitic illness that didn’t
I love long road trips. I’ve come to fall in love with them. But before I started journeying in my prius cross country, I used to hate driving for long periods of time. It wasn’t until I started driving out of necessity, that I began to truly enjoy the solitary time alone in my car
When we’re hard on ourselves or judgmental of others, we suffer. We might find ourselves having a shut down, internal experience, while on the outside appearing seemingly okay. How can we let go of inner-resistance, criticism, and self-pressure? How can we invite ease and expansion into our everyday experience? The conscious practice of compassion for
Do you find yourself completely consumed with erratic, non-productive thoughts? Is your endless stream of worry and rapid-fire stress keeping you from achieving a sustainable, serene, mindset? Awareness Meditation was developed to help individuals slowly and calmly process thoughts through a state of complete and unadulterated awareness. Awareness Meditation helps individuals expand their understanding of
What do you really want? Many people don’t give themselves full permission to harness and own their true desires. Whether it’s fear of selfishness or egoism in pursuit of their innate passions, we tend to push our own pristine vision of what we truly want out of the way. Meditation is key for identifying, contemplating,
If you want to have a consistent practice, it’s important to create a meditation practice that inspires you to meditate every day. Each person is unique. To give one practice to everyone and expect it to work for them long-term seems impractical. The majority of folks cannot sit in cross-legged position on the floor. Many
Healing means different things to different people. Some people assume that if you need healing, something is wrong with you and you need to be “fixed.” Others may see healing as a journey towards your highest self and potential. You’ll notice the word “heal” comes from “health.” It is the process of becoming whole, of
Life today moves at a faster and faster pace. The rhythm at which we move, engage, and receive information can throw off our own internal sense of rhythm. We might find ourselves feeling caught up in the whirlwind of busyness, unable to slow down and catch up with ourselves. When we’re moving quickly, we might
In today’s busy, ever-demanding world, we find ourselves constantly running around, unable to slow down and take care of ourselves. Our incessant busyness can make us run near empty. When we’re so caught up in giving to others, fulfilling obligations, and performing tasks, we forget to reflect on our own mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Do you get annoyed when people don’t agree with you politically? How do you apply the practice of meditation to parts of your life that feel messy, stuck and drama-queen crazy? In this short video clip, I offer meditation tips where you can apply this ancient practice to the challenging areas of your life today.
One of the things I often hear is, “I’m too busy to meditate! I have to do my taxes, housework, and everyday responsibilities!” Meditation for Daily Life What can you do instead? Meditate while you do. Here’s a 10 minute video guide on how you can meditate while you do anything, even washing your dishes! Learning
I don’t believe in just meditating. It’s what you do with your meditation that matters most. How do you bring it into your life? How can you integrate meditation in your everyday life through your actions & intentions? Meditation is a wonderful tool for resourcing yourself and learning how to breathe. While meditation can create
Our mind is often the biggest cause of our stress. What it perceives and thinks can layer our experience and make things seem more stressful than they really are. The mind is like a booby-trap, it’s filled with circular thinking and past thoughts. Instead of trying to change the mind with the mind, here’s a
When I first decided to leave Wall Street to follow my dreams of world travel, I received a variety of responses from my loved ones and co-workers. Some were shocked, some were envious, some disappointed. I found out that several of my co-workers called me “crazy” behind my back. A few good friends were genuinely
Ever since I saw Brother Sun, Sister Moon, the story of St. Francis, I felt inspired to come to Assisi, Italy. Recently I attended a five day silent retreat at Simple Peace in the countryside of Assisi. I stayed in an elegant, yet simple room. Our days consisted of an hour of meditation morning, an
Of all the places I’ve traveled, the B.C. islands continue to be my favorite place to rest and recharge. Being surrounded by water, massive trees and gentle mountains make it a haven for my spirit to soar and feel free. The feeling is visceral and people often comment on the way they feel when they’re