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The Strategy of Ignoring

          Pretending we're unaware of something is a clever tactic the mind uses to avoid vulnerability, to avoid stretching ourselves in a new direction, and to delay necessary action. There is a payoff to our pretense: If we don't know, we can continue to play small and play it safe; we can repeat [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Most Intimate Obstacle: Freedom From The Story Within

Our story and its audience… The human mind is a story-telling machine. We are the audience to our very own live-stream monologue of ideas, judgments, and evaluations. These interpretations collect, quickly orchestrating themselves into a symphony of beliefs, both obvious and subtle. Identifying with particular beliefs is what shapes our subjective experience of life, moment [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calendar Cake

When it comes to creating a daily schedule, have your cake and eat it too. GROWING UP, I've been relatively resistant to TO-DO lists and creating structure in my day. Some of this resistance had been 'sourced' in feeling over-protected as a child, so I left my days unstructured and spontaneous as an act of rebellion. [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons

NOTICE that when we don't fully learn a lesson, the lesson appears again. Perhaps in a new form/circumstance/person. Perhaps the same blatant situation on repeat mode. Nonetheless, it tends to appear again and again. A lesson can be defined as an experience that contains an opportunity for growth through heightened self-awareness. An example from my own [...]

By | July 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relationship Reflections

      Relationships are at the heart of the human experience. The quality of our relationships are crucial to the quality of our lives. It is commonplace to perceive those around us as separate. They have their own bodies, their own thoughts, their own history, their own struggles, and their respective circumstances. That being said, [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feeling Good

               Modern day resources and technology make self-help knowledge abundantly available. Jump on Google and submit a search. Amidst the vast availability of spiritual/self-help knowledge, the cultivation of happiness and productivity seem to boil down to one simple thing: feeling good. Feeling good takes precedence over ‘what I know.' Imagine [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suffering: A Guru

       As we are well aware, being human includes the experience of suffering.  Suffering shows up in all shapes and sizes, in a multitude of circumstances. We can experience suffering in our relationships, our finances, our career, our emotional baggage, and our mental health. The qualities of suffering are obvious: we feel heavy, stagnate, stuck, [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ayurveda: A Morning Routine

How we start our day is critical in setting the tone and flow of the day. A warming up period, when done effectively, is a game changer for the day that follows.    WAKE UP EARLY Ayurveda invites us to wake up before the sun and then proceed with ‘waking up’ as the sun rises. When [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I AM

If I believe I am defined by a thought, who/what was I before that thought arrived? And who/what am I after it leaves? Simple logic can be an overlooked aspect to recognizing Truth. In my experience, these thoughts are perpetually coming and going. Thoughts show up and disappear, constantly. Something that is not coming and [...]

By | July 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Houston, We Have a Problem!

Most of us have a natural desire to support others, especially when our support is requested. When someone approaches you with a problem / concern / challenge / breakdown… their intention usually falls in one of three categories: #1.   They want to enroll you in their story of the problem (not interested in a [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments