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Spiritual Journey

Spiritual Journey

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 home has a spiritA company has a spirit​​​​ In this short 1.4 minute youtube video, I share a few thoughts about why it’s important to see things from a spiritual perspective. 

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Spiritual Journey

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 and abundance, or we can imagine horrible outcomes of destitution that will likely never affect us. Worry is a poor use of our imagination! As real as it seems that

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Spiritual Journey

How to stay centered & share calm this season

The holidays are often filled with a lot of energy, emotion and expectation. They carry a strong “yang” energy. We tend to get consumed with doing. It’s about buying gifts, getting things done and showing up to holiday festivities. There’s joy in the air, but there’s also more angst, and for some of us, profound

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Spiritual Journey

3 Meditation Practices for a Sane & Happy ThanksGiving

  What’s the primary emotion you feel when you think of the holidays? Do you tense with anticipation, feel a sense of dread, or are you excited about spending time with loved ones and family? While Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, it can often come with a lot of energy. Chaos, stress, travel, last

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Spiritual Journey

Meditation & Travel adventures in Peru

In our LIBERATE Meditation Coach trainings we work with our life goals and intentions throughout the 12 week intensive. It wasn’t long after the training ended that I felt inspired to leave Salt Spring Island. As much as I loved this beautiful natural island, I knew my time there was complete. I was ready for

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Spiritual Journey

How to Discover Your Purpose Easily

Have you ever struggled with finding your purpose? What if you approached your purpose in a different way? In working with clients, I often found that people took “purpose” much too seriously. In the following video, I share tips that helped my personal clients experience more meaning and purpose in their everyday lives.  And BTW! This is exactly how

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Develop Your Meditation Practice

How Meditation can Help us with Difficult Thoughts & Emotions

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

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Spiritual Journey

How To Stay Centered Amidst Chaos and Tragedy

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

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Healing

7 Simple Tips to Rejuvenate Your Mind & Body

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

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Spiritual Journey

How The Simple Practice of Telepathy Can Help Us Grow Spiritually

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

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Spiritual Journey

How to Transform Hate with 5 Mindful Practices

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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Spiritual Journey

The Calming Benefit of Intention

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,

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Spiritual Journey

When to Work Things Out or Walk Away?

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

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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 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

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Spiritual Journey

Writing as a Spiritual Practice

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

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Spiritual Journey

Find Calm at this Special Island

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

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Spiritual Journey

How to Know if You Are Living Your True Purpose

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,

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Spiritual Journey

Why It’s Important to Know When Enough is Enough

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

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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 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

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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 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

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Develop Your Meditation Practice

7 Ways Meditation Can Tap Into Your Intuitive Guidance

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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Develop Your Meditation Practice

How Can Meditation Help With Feelings of “Not Enough?”

Everyone has that feeling of “not enough” money, resources, sleep, and energy throughout a typical day. Perhaps you feel that who you are is not enough. We may feel that in order to be “enough,” we have to do more, create more, be more. We buy into a way of living that thwarts us out

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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 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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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 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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

The Power of Impersonal Perspective

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Creating Vision Through Inquiry

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

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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 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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

Martin Luther King & The Power of Prayer

  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

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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! 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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

From Salt Spring to Hollywood

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

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Meditation for Relaxation
Healing

Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part III.

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

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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 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

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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. This was the first time I did an Ayurvedic cleanse. It consisted mostly of green juice and an Indian dish called kitchari. Here is a photo of the first bowl

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Meditation for Relaxation
Healing

Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part II.

When I was sick, it was hard to look in the mirror. I couldn’t recognize myself when my skin broke out and changed color.  Even now I feel a little residual pain from that experience. All the spiritual practice and teaching did not prepare me for the experience of losing my health, looks and hair. 

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Meditation for Relaxation
Healing

Getting Sick. Life Lessons Part I.

I wish I could say having short hair was entirely my choice, but unfortunately it wasn’t. Last year, I came down with a horrible parasite that deeply afflicted my skin, health, hair, vision.. everything. The parasite ravaged my skin. I broke out everywhere, including my face and body. My hair disintegrated through the process. For

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

The Hero’s Journey & Transformational Guide

Many people, myself included, are experiencing a lot of change and transformation.  Recently it’s inspired me to write “The Survival Guide to the Hero’s Journey.”   In December of 2012, I published “Moving Toward Source,” a guide about the changes, shifts and healing we’d experience individually and collectively at end of the Mayan calendar (Dec. 21,

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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 probably have to get through a strong willed secretary to make an appointment first.  Leaders value their time and energy, and it causes other people to value their time as

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Meditation for Relaxation
Spiritual Journey

What Stops People from Acting on Intuition

What I’ve often discovered is that Intuition, which can seem vague at first, can be very precise. The more you listen, the more you’re able to receive specific messages and the clearer they become. It can seem uncanny, but it’s true. The “price” of this Intuition however, is that it requires us to both listen

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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 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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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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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 wider range of emotions, with greater intensity.  As collective consciousness expands, it could be that more people are experiencing emotional healing and cleansing, even at a deep cellular level where

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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 deep within and be quiet.  It’s been a big year of transformation and transition. Earlier this year, I kept having visions and dreams of a lake in Central America.  After

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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, our enthusiasm fizzles, and you wonder what your new years resolutions even were.  Life doesn’t change much.  You still feel the same.  You have the same problems and the same

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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 enjoy this compilation of artwork to rest your soul. Thanks to friends who contributed music & photos:  David Gordon, Dasha Gaian, Joshua Simas, Lisa Dugdale & Lani Kwon. Love &

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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 first year of the rest of my life No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to

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Forgiveness for the Holidays

The holidays bring a sense of warmth and festivity, but can also be a chaotic and stressful time.  The other day, I was driving down the freeway, when I witnessed road rage and the near collision of two cars that refused to yield to each other on the freeway. The feeling of tension and frenetic

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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 thought yoga would help me.  Being a novice at the time, I had no idea what the different styles of yoga were. Perhaps it was karma or a twist of

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The Dog Who Likes to Meditate

My dog BeBe is pretty cute.  When we go for walks, people ohhhh and ahhh over him, thinking that he’d like to be cuddled and coo’ed over.  To their dismay, when they try to pet him, he’s unreceptive. BeBe doesn’t like being petted.  Not very much anyway.  He’s very loving, but made it clear from

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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 you’d like to see more vlogs up here.  Please give us a thumbs up or leave a comment in the youtube section! Meanwhile, I leave you with this wonderful quote

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Life Changes: 10 Ways to Get Perspective

Have you ever woken up wondering, what the hell is going on with your life?  Lots of people do.  It happens to all of us at some point in our lives, and often multiple times.  Joseph Campbell assured us of this uncertainty saying, “”If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

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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 people were connected to their cell, hardly looking up to see where they were walking. A few weeks ago, Michael Moore invited people to his new theatre and said, “If

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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 can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”  (Albert Einstein, 1954) Albert Einstein often

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When Compromise Becomes Complacency

Recently I attended a group Leadership Training event.  It was filled with different personalities, from different countries, and ethnicities.  Our task was to be innovative – in a very short amount of time, and to facilitate creativity for leaders. On day 2 of our Training, we had a group breakdown.  One of the attendees had

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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 everything, from the way we do business to the way we feel each day.  An invisible storm is brewing and gathering energy, and this storm has it’s own mind.  It

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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 such a great thing, and not many people can do it (well).”  People often falter when presented with unlimited resources, like when people win the lottery and then lose all

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Dharma, Fantasy & Real Life

Twice I have left my “regular” life to travel and have new experiences.  The first time while I was working in NY on Wall Street, the second time while I was in LA, coaching & teaching.  Both times I released my possessions and work.  Both times I took two years. And both times it took

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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 have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit. When you travel, you find

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When Life Offers You Lemons

The lemons in your life are often cues to your next steps, accelerating you closer to your true path.  Whenever I hear of someone whose life has completely derailed, it’s hard not to smile sometimes, ..because I can see what’s there waiting on the other side. Lots of people are going through serious life challenges. 

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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 and the news hit me like a truck.  It made me wonder “what would I do with a second chance in life?”  What followed were a series of unusual synchronicities

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A Glimpse of the Last 2 Years

Recently I got the strong call to come back to LA.   2 years ago, I released my possessions, house & work to take time to go inside. I was called to go to Abadiania, Brazil to visit John of God.  It was a healing experience beyond words.  It felt like coming home. I went to

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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 the energy. I leave you with a poem by John ‘O Donahue.   A Blessing for One Who Is Exhausted When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes

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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 reflecting on this lately as I witness my own healing and the healing of others.  The message I get is “it’s time to Integrate!”  We no longer have to separate

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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 your responsibilities.  Release all worries of the future.  Consciously let go of any stress, fears or anything you’ve been holding onto.  Let yourself be in this moment.  See with new

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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 that makes the Universe respond to our requests?” After some research and numerous interviews, I noticed that synchronicity often happens during major life changes.   It is when we are

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Synchronicity Saves The Day

Last Sat I interviewed Jonathan for a story about synchronicity.  He shared with me a time when he had a haunting nightmare that woke him in the middle of the night.  When he awoke, his cat was having a horrible attack.  Jonathan became aware of this somewhat odd, simultaneous event.  The next morning, he awoke, 

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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 feels lighter, the people kinder, the pace slower.  Carlsbad is one of the cities.  It is next to Encinitas in southern California, about 30 mins north of San Diego.  Something

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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 an internal GPS. For those of you who are familiar with how a GPS works; you type in your desired destination, it sends a signal to a satellite in outer

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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. It is the way I have learned to move through life. Often times I receive specific messages from spirit, “go to Vancouver” “call your friend Susan now.” Often times I

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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 Street. He ran his own hedge fund. One day, shortly after I had returned from India, and while I was going to coaching school at Georgetown, Steve called and said,

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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. It’s OK to not know.   Relax into the not knowing. Let it be.. until you have enough of it and have filled yourself up with not knowing. Then something

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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 could be something non-physical:  love. It could be anything.   Let the sky be the limit. Let your creativity run wild. Let yourself fully receive.   When you receive Others

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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 realities and agendas tied into one.  Some people meditating near a tree altar.  Others working on their laptops.  Internal meetings at nearby coffee shops. The general vibe inside the Park

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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 I realized all my dreams?” I would live a simple life in nature.  Ever since I can remember, I have always admired the lives of Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Merton

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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 change mine. One day while I was sitting, question after question poured through my and I started to capture them down in my journal.   Some were simple like, “What do

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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 Te Ching This is one of my favorite quotes that I keep up to remind myself everyday.  Sometimes life gets busy and I question the busyness. What are rushing and

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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.  When asked by an audience member, “what would you do if you weren’t famous and doing what you’re doing now?”  She responded candidly, “I would be a singer.”  The TV

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Spiritual Journey

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 had prophetic dreams and received glimpses into the future.  Now as an adult, I receive specific messages, “go to the library now” or “tell this person they need fish oil!”

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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 big vans that said, “ANGEL Restoration.” Deeply amused by this, I crossed the street and saw 4 people on the other side of the truck huddled together in a circle.

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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 world and often talk about abundance), struggle financially. Why is it that a lawyer makes $500/hr and a massage therapist, $50/hr? What kind of values are we talking about here?

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Discovering Yoga on Wall Street

When I was 22, I started my career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs.  I was an Equities financial analyst.  It seems like a fancy title, one that alot of people coveted during that time, but I was really just an over-glorified secretary.  My tasks were fairly menial and I didn’t have to think much. 

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Small Steps Lead to Big Strides

What are the culprits that keep people stuck?  Here are some of the big ones I almost always see in life coaching: 1)  The idea of being good enough.  “I need to be at a certain level before I can really do what I love.  I need the proper training, certification, outer validation first.” 2) 

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An Anonymous Poem about LIFE

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person,

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People Who Live in Fantasy

I admit, I like glitter, lip gloss & things with wings. But when it comes to coaching, I keep it real. I do what I can to tell the truth with love. And what I’ve found peculiar over years of coaching, is that when it comes to people’s life goals & fears, many people live

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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 enlightenment. But the underlying essence is always the same. Ask thousands of people what their goals would give them and their answers would be the same: peace, security and freedom.

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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 the French Alps. He was going to live in a rustic cabin with no electricity or running water with his wife for a while. It was something they always wanted

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The Heavy Handed Yoga Teacher

I walked into the local gym this morning to take a yoga class where there were lots of people waiting. As we streamed into the room, I heard someone say “Oh, this is a GREAT yoga class. I was sore for a week after I took this class!” That was the first red flag. The

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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 organs” – Heart Math Institute We have all heard the saying “do what you love and the money will follow.” Engaging in the flow of what you love initiates a

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The Hero’s Journey & The Stinkin’ Gargoyles

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” One of my absolute favorite myths is the Hero’s Journey

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Buildling Spiritual Stamina: Healing Signs

When people first experience healing, they are beyond themselves.  They cannot believe what can happen with a few essential oils, singing bowls, or hands-on healing.  Maybe they had an out of body experience during shavasana in yoga class.  Whatever the modality is, one can never under-estimate the power of healing intent. What people don’t often

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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 activities they might not consider “meditation.” Meditation is essentially a flow.  It’s a state of being.  When the thinking mind is disengaged, we are in a state of connection.  People

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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 as the real stress that causes death & disease – spiritual stress! Yes!  You can get stress from not listening to your spirit!! It’s what mid-life crisis’ are made of. 

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Where the ExtraOrdinary is Ordinary

I recently got back from a four month haitus in Abadiania, Brazil where the Miracle worker John of God is. While working on a media project, I discovered his healing work on YouTube. I felt the energy of the Casa through my Macbook and was immediately taken by it. I knew I had to go

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HIV: A Perfect Part of The Plan

I met Aga out one night dancing in a little Brazilian cafe called “Frutti’s.” We blasted the music and danced our hearts out. I instantly noticed Aga’s radiance and fell in love with her positive spirit. We had much fun dancing and laughing that night. The next day I ran into her, we sat down

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The Magic of Letting Go & Living in the Unknown

“Our destiny is defined by how we deal with the chance elements in our life.” – Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is holding a feather he discovers floating through the wind. This feather symbolizes destiny and “blind” luck. At one point in the movie, Forrest says, “I don’t know if we each have

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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 to a client’s deepest problem, not knowing what to say or how to help. Just when I thought that I had somehow bamboozled my client into believing I could help

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