As a cup-is-always-half-full, silver-lining, eternal-optimist type of gal, the phrase NEW YEAR, NEW YOU makes me cringe. As much as I love the idea of a New Year, New You, from an Eastern Medicine perspective, it’s misleading and impossible. It implies you haven’t been YOU all this time in 2015, 2016, 2017...and poof, all … Continue reading How to make 2018 the most badass yet
We are different and we need our differences in order to be uniquely our own self. But there exists an illusion that differences equal bad and since we do not want to support the "bad" we disconnect. The illusion exists that because you are different, we cannot connect, or share similar experiences, bond, or have discussions regarding our differences. The illusion is just that, a false veil.
In many ways this meditation practice is really a blessing. You bless yourself, another, your community or family, and then all beings everywhere. It's a simple practice, easy to follow, and effective.
Before we moved, my friends, family, and I joked about how moving to Bahrain might just be the best move ever...given the upcoming elections. The jokes went both ways...if Hillary gets elected, better to be in Bahrain; likewise, if Trump gets elected, better to be in Bahrain. For me, I never wanted to see the US lead by...
In yoga, the personal practices toward uncovering one's true nature, self inquiry (svadhyaya) is a very powerful tool for releasing anything that disturbs the mind, especially feelings of fear, frustration, worry, jealousy, hate, and attachment to name a few. The practice of self inquiry and self reflection have been very powerful tools in my own life and have played a major role in my own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
My kids were napping when I got to sit in this self-reflection and they were still napping so I decided to dig a little deeper. What, really, is fear? I've asked myself this question for years. It's a goodie. Something I enjoy contemplating.
Whether you like it or not it’s the time of giving. Giving gifts, giving your time to family, shopping, traffic, going to obligatory work functions, holiday parties and giving your immune system an extra test with travel. Unfortunately, if you're not careful and give too much, you end up sick, stressed out, overwhelmed, and the … Continue reading Gift Yourself this Holiday Season
When the hustle and bustle of the holiday season grabs you by the arm, neck, throat, or well, you know what, rather than fight back, smile at it this year and say, “Thank you.” Huh? Thank you??? Yep, “Thank You!” with a big smile of course. With this week being Thanksgiving we are constantly being … Continue reading Gratitude as an Act of Devotion
Another blog discovered in my archives from January 10, 2010. About two years ago, I was sitting with a close group of soul-sisters who are dedicated, beautiful, and ridiculously funny Change Leaders from the non-profit organization, Shakti Rising, in San Diego. It was during a fun night of honoring the sacred feminine, speaking our Dharma, … Continue reading You are the difference!
Another blog I wrote on February 15, 2008. It seems just as relevant now as before, except technology has advanced to the nth degree. May you find some "aha" moments nonetheless. Ancient Wisdom reminds us, “What we see on the outside is a direct mirror reflection of the inside.” I sat on a Friday night, … Continue reading Computer Age or Human Age?