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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
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
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Stress is this invisible force that builds inside our bodies, minds and nervous system. It ties us up in knots, has us thinking in different directions– and before we know it, it’s hard to undo the mini-fortress that stress has taken up within our body. When stress has it’s invisible grip on us, we don’t
Meditation isn’t for everyone. Many people are attracted to the idea of meditation, but inwardly cringe at the thought of sitting still for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. Yet many people realize the need to quiet their mind. When I learned yoga in India, my teacher told me that people should learn relaxation
You’ve probably never heard someone say, “I just spent an hour on Facebook. I feel great!!” It’s more like a conversation in your head, “I just spent an hour on Facebook,” coupled with an empty feeling of having achieved absolutely nothing. Yet, you have to wonder why we spend hours on end in front of
When something or someone rubs you the wrong way, how do you deal with it? 1. Avoid them 2. Make them wrong 3. Make yourself wrong 4. Resist them 5. Cut them out of your life 6. Pretend you’re better 7. Shut down 8. Withdraw 9. Eat chocolate The list goes on. We want to
If you’ve ever wanted to start meditation, but didn’t know where to begin, here’s a short video to get you started. It can begin as simply as 10 breaths. People come to meditation for a myriad of reasons. The benefits are limitless and sometimes unexpected. Whether you’re coming to meditation for inner peace or to
Maybe it’s the full moon, but this last week has been crazy. I’ve had lots of meetings, work opportunities, and even some personal challenges. Now I’m exhausted and need to find my equilibrium again. Even though good things are happening, my “Self” can hardly keep up. So instead of going with the flow, I’m choosing
What if everything you encountered in life was completely impersonal, but you took things personally? What if this were the true reality of life? When you take things personally, it limits you. It limits your thinking, your behavior and your perspective. You make things about you, rather than simply “what is.” Taking things personally is
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