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How to Apply Meditation to Your Daily Commute

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

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Meditation for Relaxation

Meditation for Compassion

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

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The Benefit of Practicing Awareness Meditation

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

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Meditating with Intention

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,

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Meditation for Relaxation

How To Meditate At Work

Is it possible to meditate while you work? Is it possible to relax while you work? Yes and yes! Guided Meditation Video So how would you approach the practice of meditation towards work? In the following video, I share a few tips and tools on how to invoke a meditative state while you work. What

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How to Inspire Daily Meditation Practice

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

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Meditation for Relaxation

Guided Meditation for Healing

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

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Meditation for Relaxation

Slow Down With Meditation

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

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Why Meditation is an Important Component of Self-Care

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.

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Meditation for Chaos, Politics & Drama

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.

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Spiritual Journey

When Life Feels Hard

When something feels too hard in my life, I know it’s a red flag.  Why?  Because I know we’re not meant to live in a state of stress and effort.  There’s a difference between being challenged, and wasting our precious life force energy.  When we live in too much “hard” energy, it throws us off

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Journey to Short Hair

  One of the unexpected gifts I received when I was sick was the experience of having short hair.  It was disheartening to see my long black hair disintegrate to brittle nothing.  I had to cut it off and start over.  I went to the stylist and found a picture of Amy Tan in a

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Healing

Dan Millman’s Healing & Spiritual Awakening

Dan Millman was 20 years old, at the peak of his gymnastics career, when he shattered his right leg in a motorcycle accident. A competitive gymnast at Berkeley University, he was training for the World Gymnastics Championships as a potential Olympian, when he was told he might walk but never compete again. That’s when he

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Living on the Beach

I love snow, but Michigan winter was getting me down.  My skin was dry and flakey and my body was tense from subzero temps!  I decided to book a trip somewhere warm.  That’s when I discovered the Sivananda Yoga Center in the Bahamas from a random yoga nidra youtube video.  You must check this video

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Spiritual Journey

When MLK Hit Rock Bottom

  Friends, to honor Martin Luther King today, I wanted to share one of the most inspiring stories I know about King, one that many people do not know about.  It is a story about a time when King faced his greatest fear. King’s rise to leadership was completely unexpected.  It was Dec of 1955. 

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4 Obstacles To Fulfilling Your Dream

Whether we are embarking on a new life change or want to discover our life’s dream, we will all face obstacles along the way.  Paulo Coelho’s book, “The Alchemist” illustrates the challenges we face when we follow what we love.  It is a simple fable about a shepherd boy in search of dreams and the

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Give the Gift of Presence

I was in Chicago over Thanksgiving and made the mistake of going to Whole Foods right before Turkey day.  It was totally packed.  They were playing loud, upbeat music and people were running over us in their carts.  Everyone was rushing.  I felt stressed! It’s easy to get caught up in the rush over the

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Breaking Through Spiritual Idealism

There’s a little voice in my head that thinks it knows what is “spiritual.”  When I wake up in the morning, I have a daily practice of writing and meditation.  On rare occasions, I cannot do this the first thing in the morning.  Say I am traveling, or really stressed out and have to take

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Surrender to “ISness”

When I first received the inspiration to produce Sura Flow, “Self-Discovery Yoga,”  the message I received from spirit was “Sura, help show people how to surrender.” How would you help people learn to surrender?  I didn’t even really know myself.  Besides, I did not want to make a yoga video.  1) It was going to

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Relationships Are Energy

I absolutely loved Sarah Kathleen Peck’s blog post:  “How do you find the right people that are right for you?  Hint: it’s all about energy.”  She talks about the energetic quality of relationships, like “Negative Influencers” who seem great on the surface.   These are people who are wonderful and charismatic, you cannot say anything

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Spiritual Journey

What I learned from a horse named Frank

When I lived in Salt Spring Island, I tried equine therapy.  I have always loved horses, and through coaching, I heard that horses were masterful at helping people grow and become more self-aware.  Horses are highly psychic and intuitive, and tend to reflect energy.   If you are confident or unsure, a horse is sure to

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The Healer Who Doesn’t Heal

I’ve always been skeptical of healers.  Maybe because I am one myself.  I don’t think anyone can heal someone else.  It comes from within, when that person is ready. Just to clarify, let’s talk about what healing is, since it means different things to different people.  Generally speaking, healing is the journey towards wholeness.  You

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