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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
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Turning on the news, it’s easy to feel down about what’s wrong in the world. It’s been said that it’s easier for the brain to focus on negativity. Where our attention goes, our energy flows. Where do you tend to place your attention? What we focus on affects every aspect of our life. We can
Coaching has become a popular movement. There are all kinds of different coaching styles available now from nutritional coaching to executive coaching. What are the true benefits of coaching? Is coaching right for you? Coaching is an investment in yourself, your goals and your well-being. The most important thing to think about is what’s really
Several weeks ago, I woke up feeling horrible. Shortly after waking, I received news about my friends’ father passing. Two sisters, who I have known for some time, had asked me to pray for their father who was in critical condition. He had passed the night prior. It was very sad and unexpected. I felt
The other day, I woke up and felt an invisible cloud of pressure hanging over me. It was the feeling of having to do and perform, of not feeling like I was doing “enough.” It was running me around with a feeling of “should.” “Should be more, should do this, should do that.” It felt
It was by chance that I started combining meditation and coaching. Clients were really stressed and wanted to learn how to relieve stress on their own, so I began our sessions with a combination of breathing techniques and meditation. This seemed very effective in getting the mind to settle and helping the client to relax.
Today I logged into a free online meditation series that I’m hosting and NO ONE showed up. This is something I’ve been excited about so you can imagine the first sting of disappointment I felt.. but ironically enough, today’s meditation was about “unconditional peace,” experiencing peace no matter what. So I went along my merry
Have you ever noticed, there are infinite things you can be stressed about? How do you deal with stress on a day-to-day basis? What helps to relive stress? Meditation to Let Go of Stress Here’s a brief video talk about what you can do to release the stress of responsibilities, work and other things that
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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