When I started my year in yoga, nearly 10 years ago, I couldn't get enough. Enough yoga. Enough meditation. Self-discovery. Inquiry. Visualization. Cosmic connection. Who am I? And one practice led to another. Mantra. Mudra. Trance dance. Herbology. Iridology. Reiki. Reflexology. Other ologys. I devoured it all like Sunday brunch. Attempting to find me within … Continue reading Live the life you have.
As writers, we dream of our creative projects being received far and wide and to great acclaim. Before we publish, before we add the title of Author though, we have a sense of what would feel fulfilling with our work. We dream of the first book purchased and read by another. Perhaps a great review. … Continue reading The Soul of your Work
There are certain steps to publishing your creative work. But there is also peripheral information to consider. And I'm discovering these additional steps as I follow this path of writing, self-directed publishing and coaching. While talking to a fellow the other day about his writing project and the steps involved in publishing his work, he … Continue reading What you need to consider before self-publishing your book.
2 years ago, almost to the day, I was working out at the local YMCA. Right in the middle of a set of pull-ups, I experienced an intense hot flash. Followed by another. And another. In fact, that day began a 2-year string of hot flashes. I was confused. I headed to my doctor since … Continue reading Hot Flash Pilot Program
This new year, dream your dreams, make your plans, then commit to a 40-day (or more) practice and achieve your goals. The 40-day practice is a long spiritual tradition aimed towards creating powerful change and new habits. Yoga practitioners have used this practice to bring about change and transformation, creating 40-day, 120-day and 1000-day practices. … Continue reading Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice
I can't say this enough: Nature is the greatest teacher. We forget. We work to harness her, manage her, use her. When we release our fear of her and our need to control her, she will restore our senses. Nature heals the body and boosts the spirit. If you commit to one small act for … Continue reading The greatest teacher
"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." ~Gary Zukav During our … Continue reading A Solstice Commitment
We awaken through suffering. It's true. We also awaken through beauty. But more often suffering. It's our misery and our desire to be free of it, that compels us to seek the deep pool of calm within. We discover inner resources. We develop resilience and depths of compassion and empathy for others in similar situations … Continue reading Mastery through Misery
That was it. The last straw. You know your kids have pushed your final button when you no longer get angry but instead, laughter arises. Not the hanging out with great friends kind of laughter. Not the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock nose-taping bar scene from The Heat kind of laughter. It's like an unleashing of deep-seated … Continue reading The best kind of punishment
"The real gift of the Tantric Numerology system is its quickness, simplicity, and accuracy. First it establishes an understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses and then it identifies how to improve the areas of weakness and utilize the strengths more effectively. Tantric Numerology is not an answer to all questions but a simple, elegant tool." … Continue reading Tantric Numerology