The Heart of Gratitude is Acceptance

This year the holidays are looking a little different. Instead of the hustle and bustle of traveling from event to event, shopping in stores, and attending holiday parties with coworkers and friends, we find ourselves in a very different holiday season. Many of our traditional events have been canceled. We are longing for connection. The […]

R.A.I.N. – A Practice of Radical Compassion

Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is an International bestselling author and offers weekly podcast talks and meditations on her podcast. In her latest book, Radical Compassion, she shared with us the acronym RAIN. It is an easy-to-remember tool for bringing mindfulness and compassion […]

Stop, Drop & Meditate

Can I really “stop, drop and meditate?” Who has time for that anyway? Won’t my thoughts make me feel more anxious, stressed and worried? What is the point? How do I begin? Do these thoughts come to mind when you think about starting a meditation practice? Do you feel like you don’t have time to […]

Do you have 2020 Vision?

You can’t help but notice the message shared all over social media as we enter a new decade and a new year. My inbox is filled with subject titles related to having a vision in 2020. As I sit here today writing my January message to you, I want to ask you the same question, […]

Amplify & Release

Elena Brower’s PRACTICE YOU daily awakening deck The season of fall is a wonderful time to pause and ask yourself, “What do you emphasize? What will you set free?” I love picking up Elena Brower’s beautiful PRACTICE YOU daily awakening deck. It is a tool you can use to help guide your yoga and meditation […]

Welcome

The Welcoming Prayer (by Father Thomas Keating)Welcome, welcome, welcome.I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it’s for my healing.I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions.I let go of my desire for power and control.I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure.I let go of […]

Choose Your Attitude

“Our job is not to set things right but to see things right.” – Eric Butterworth How many times in a day do you catch yourself wishing you thought something different, said something different, did something different? Or if it isn’t directly you, your wishing they did something different, said something different, acted in a […]

The Next Right Thing…

It is pretty amazing when a friend sends you a text sharing a podcast she believes you will find helpful and valuable during a time of self-reflection and refinement of your business plans/goals. She was right. I subscribed to Emily P. Freeman’s podcast right away and have listened to episodes 1 – 23 so far. […]

The Path Made Clear

Oprah released a new book this spring titled, “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose.” In this book, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. In addition to her […]

Listening to My Inner Wisdom

Have you found yourself outsourcing your inner work to someone else? Within each of us there is an unbroken flow of intuition, knowingness, courage and clarity. We usually look for these qualities in someone outside of us; a trusted teacher, friend or guide. All of these qualities are eternally available within ourselves. The yoga tradition […]