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Make the commitment

Jul 06, 2021

When you’re ready to make a change in your life, it can be exciting and even a bit scary. The emotions you feel prompt the change and motivate you to take action. What happens when the feelings aren’t so strong? Motivation wanes, you lose the excitement. You’re creating new habits so it takes effort to stick with them. 

What you do during this time is powerful and simple. 

Make the commitment, and stick to it. No matter what. 

When you make a commitment to...

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Detachment and flow: myth & truth

Jun 29, 2021

In spirituality, people talk about detachment as a way to be, to reduce suffering, and to flow with the Universe.

It's true that being able to practice detachment and live in the flow increases joy, opportunity, and true love in action. But what people think it looks like - and try to be like - is the big misunderstanding and does more harm than good, wreaking havoc on the mind, body, and relationships. 

The big myth

You breathe through it, and then you fake it til you make it. When...

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When you don't know what to do

Jun 22, 2021

The next time you’re feeling stuck, searching for an answer, or trying to make a decision… know that you already know. You may second guess yourself or feel confused, but it’s there. You just need to get quiet and access it. 

Here’s how: 

  1. Sit quietly and ask your question.
  2. Set a timer for 5 minutes and practice the One Simple Breath
  3. Again, sit quietly and ask your question. Listen. And know the answer lies with in you. 
  4. Acknowledge the...
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Shine bright dear diamond

Jun 17, 2021

Shining bright like a diamond 
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond 
Shine bright like a diamond
--Rihanna

 

I have a meme on my Instagram page with “Baby Yoda” (because, who doesn’t love Baby Yoda?). Under his picture reads: “When they say they love all your flaws and you weren’t aware you had any.” Can you imagine if you thought you had absolutely NO FLAWS? How would you act? How would you live out your life?

Am...

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The Mul Mantra - Longing to Belong

Jun 15, 2021
 

Mul (or Mool) refers to the root, as in mulaband (root lock), or muladhara (root chakra). Our root center informs our sense of security. Often when we think security, we think job, money, roof over our heads, and food on the table. There's that. There's also the sense of security in belonging. In our longing to belong, we seek external approval and make decisions based on our need to be a part of a group. When this seems out of reach, we become vulnerable to addictions.

This mantra forges...

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3 ways to use meditation when you can't sleep

Jun 08, 2021



Sleep is restorative and necessary for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But what happens when sleep eludes you? If  you have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep… you’re not alone. Every month, there are almost 5 million google searches about sleep. Yes, that’s 5 million, every month. And yes, I’ve been there too which is why I'm sharing 3 ways to use meditation when you can’t...

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Why new habits are so hard to maintain and how to make it easier

Jun 01, 2021

Think a marble can roll off the deeply embedded groove and take an unpaved path that doesn't exist... without any interference?

It would take some fingers, or a disruption in its foundation to lift or shake it off its current path.

We're the same way. We've been hitting that snooze button every day for so long that expecting ourselves NOT to extend that arm to hit snooze and fall back asleep would take some dedication and honest desire to make change.

That's just the beginning of the morning...

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When life gets stressful, do this

May 25, 2021

Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis. 

The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed

Next, take action

  1. Drink a glass of room temperature water
  2. Set your alarm for 5 minutes earlier...
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why connecting with your longing is key to focus, discipline, and self mastery

May 19, 2021

Everything we do, we do to feel and become complete in ourselves.

Spirituality says that you are looking for your God Self in all that you do. Even before you were born, in utero, your mom was the completion of you. And then you realized your separateness, and thus began what would become the lifelong search for that missing piece... outside of you.  

 

You search for it in the work that you do and in your partners. You eat and you shop with this in mind - what will complete...

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Do you make yourself small to make others comfortable?

May 13, 2021

Have you ever claimed fear over something that was really a projection of something completely different?

When I was 17, I flew for the very first time. My parents sent me on a wonderful, 10-day educational tour of England and Scotland with my honors English teacher and three other seniors from my school district that I didn’t know. Leading up to our trip, the four of us would have “getting to know you” gatherings with our teacher, but I always felt out of place. Two of them...

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