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When Is the Best Time to Meditate
Spiritual Journey

When Is the Best Time to Meditate?

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v1KMYKTmu8&t=1s”] Many people ask me this question! They want to know the best time to meditate each day — especially if they are new

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Everything has a Spirit!

  Did you know that everything has a spirit?  You could call it an energy, a quality, a certain vibrancy.  A person has a spiritA

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Release the fear of judgment

We each possess a strong imaginative power. Through meditation, we come to understand this power more readily. We can imagine a bright future with health

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Relaxation

Find Peace Daily

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

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Develop Your Meditation Practice

Meditation + the Law of Attraction

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

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Develop Your Meditation Practice

Meditation and Prayer

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Healing

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

How To Deal With Projection

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
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Peace in Assisi

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Island Travel Adventure

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Overcoming Resistance

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Checking In vs. Checking Out

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Synchronicity for the Soul

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Inner-Balance & Family

Recently someone asked me, “how do you find balance with your family members?” I was stumped.   It was a hard question – a good question!

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Vacation Mode

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Fall Cleanse

This fall I decided to do a cleanse. It’s especially good to do with the change in seasons. Usually I do juice cleanses alongside colonics.

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Practicing Boundaries

A good leader practices strong boundaries.  Would you ever think about casually busting into your boss’s office at any time of the day?  No.  You’d

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Meditation for Relaxation
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.” 

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Dealing With Difficult Emotions

Have you been feeling more intense emotions this year?  It seems many people are experiencing this, myself included.  I’ve noticed that I’ve been experiencing a

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A New Time

Hi friends, I’ve been off the grid for a while.  2013 has been like no other year, and I needed to take time to go

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Stuck in Muck?

We all feel stuck at some point in our lives.  We make New Year’s resolutions, talk about it with friends, even get excited.  Sometime later,

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GPS Soul Guide

I was excited to see my new soul guide in Huffpost’s GPS for the Soul.  Beautiful photos, affirmations & peaceful music.  Take some time to

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Paulo Coelho 2013

I had to share this blog post by Paulo Coelho, a favorite author, who wrote “The Alchemist.”  Beautifully written.  Very poetic and prayerful. 2013:  the

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The Dark Side of Yoga

I was working on Wall Street when I first started practicing yoga.  During that time I suffered from severe neck and back pain, so I

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Video: Making Life Choices

Hello everyone!  I am experimenting with a new blogging format – video! Click here to watch! I would love to hear your thoughts and if

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Addicted to Technology

The other day I was walking down Westwood Plaza in LA when I noticed how many people were walking and texting. At least a dozen

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Re-Defining God

“I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which

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Navigating Change

Intense experiences.  Big swings in energy.  Uncertainty and other life changes.  If these words describe you, you’re not alone. Consciousness is changing.  It is effecting

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What’s Your House?

If you had all the time, money and freedom in the world – what would you do? Spiritual author, Rick Jarow, responds “It wouldn’t be

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For the Traveler

Every time you leave home, Another road takes you Into a world you were never in. New strangers on other paths await. New places that

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Synchronicity

The first time I experienced profound synchronicity in my life was when I narrowly missed the Tsunami in 2004.   I was working on Wall Street

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A Blessing

It’s a time to take extra gentle care for yourself.  Extra rest, self-nurturing and baths can help alleviate tension and stress. How to deal with

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Inte-GREAT

Words like “Integrative”& “Integral” are popping up all over the place. Integrative Medicine Integrative Nutrition Integral Yoga What does “Integrative” really mean, anyway?  I’ve been

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Starting Over

Just for a moment, imagine dropping your past.  Let go of your name … title, your position in life.  Let go of your possessions.  All

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What turns you ON?

This question came to me while I was writing about Synchronicity & Prayer.   I wanted to know, “what makes synchronicity happen?”  “What is it

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Enlightened Cities

Every city I travel to is like entering a new world.  There are some places that I affectionately refer to as “enlightened”, where the energy

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Your IGS

Last week, after writing about Guidance, I thought to extrapolate on this concept further through pictures and analogy. Communicating to your higher-self is like having

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Guidance

One of my favorite things to do is pray. It’s not a religious thing, it’s more of a meditation for me. I pray about everything.

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A New Way to Fish

Steve, a former client and friend sent me this video. He is the one who taught me how to fish. We worked together on Wall

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Not Knowing

More than ever, people are lost. If confusion, chaos and inner-turmoil describe you, you are not alone. Not knowing is part of the spiritual journey.

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Happy Holy-Days

This holiday season, I want to know: What is the GREATEST GIFT you could ever GIVE Yourself? It could be something physical:  a massage. It

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Occupy Wall Street

At the last minute I decided to fly out to NY to see what the Occupy movement was about. Here I saw a myriad of

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Solitude

Since the last few posts, namely “Just One Question” I decided to live my end dream, after writing the question: “what would I do if

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Just One Question

Recently I was inspired to write a coaching journal called, “108 Questions that will Change Your Life.”  But little did I know how it would

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Tao of the Day

“The great way is easy, yet people prefer side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao.”  ~~ Tao

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Getting Things Done

I love what Dean has to say about focusing! It makes Buddha Business sense. The 50-Minute Focus Finder from Dean Jackson on Vimeo.

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Lady Gaga & True Purpose

I was inspired by a recent interview with Lady Gaga where she performed in Central Park on her black unicorn piano and her song hair. 

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Today’s Vision

Often times during my morning meditations, I receive messages from spirit.  It may come through a vision or sound.  Since I was a child, I

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The “A” Team

It was a beautiful day yesterday so I decided to walk across the Cambie bridge in Vancouver B.C. As I entered Yaletown, I noticed 2

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Re-Defining Abundance

It’s very new agey to talk about abundance. It got me thinking after I started noticing how many lightworkers (people who bring healing into the

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What Do You Truly Want?

In life coaching, it may be that people’s outer goals appear different – it could be a better job, a bigger bank account, or even

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Living Your Light

Recently a friend of mine, a successful producer, decided to cut ties from Hollywood and go to Europe to live on an organic farm in

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The Power of the Heart

“The heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s

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How Sex is like Meditation

People often tell me that they want to start a meditation practice but don’t know how.  They don’t realize they’ve been doing it through various

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Spiritual StREsS

Everyone knows the regular stress of life – responsibilities, work, paying the bills.. getting enough exercise.  But there’s another kind of stress, just as nasty

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The Power of Wonderment

As a Life Coach, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt completely lost in a client session. Often times, I’d sit there listening

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