I don’t need to tell you that stress is a killer, but I do need to share with you that like happiness, stress is a choice. How we respond to any situation in life is dictated by our habits and our beliefs. Here are 50 ways to leave your stress, and while none involve getting […]
Unfortunately, too many of us make a brief effort and then go on auto pilot forgetting that it takes consistent practice to master the art of love; yet when we do make the effort, we create a masterpiece that never grows boring to look at.
Well, it’s undeniable that winter is looming. Days are growing shorter and the dark nights have grown longer.
Here are 10 ways to stay well this winter.
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There are a zillion books on love — obviously a hot and tricky topic– and while I agree that good love takes time and effort, I also know that love falls apart because we drop the ball in 8 common ways.
Making use of this introspective dark time in a fast moving world is what maximizes the fertility of the season. When we take care of ourselves through the winter months and take note of nature’s dormant period, we emerge into the springtime recharged and refreshed rather than drained, bored, and, well, larger than before.
7 years ago my own life did and I survived. I make it a rule to never take advice from someone who hasn’t been there, so I’ll share with you what happened, and then I’ll share how I got through my own personal tunnel of hell. In a 30 day period I lost it all. […]
When people reminded me that time heals all wounds and this too shall pass after my break up, I wanted to kick them in the teeth. If you’re experiencing the I-can’t-get-out-of-bed heartache or the I’ll-never-feel-like-me-again heart break, you know what I’m talking about. At this point, if it’s truly over, you’re going to need to […]
Is it healthy to love unconditionally? Compassion for yourself and unconditional love go hand in hand. — All spiritual teachers have pointed to unconditional love as the path to freedom; yet too often we mix up unconditional love with abusive love. Compassion for yourself and unconditional love go hand in hand. In its healthiest […]
It may sound crazy, but the amazing brain with its many functions and miracles, really does dictate your life experience.
Here’s my interview on Eat, Drink, Explore Radio out of Northern California. The host Randol was a blast. ~Photo via photo credit: ChrisCarpenter via photopin cc
Clients and co-workers have been conditioned to expect availability 24/7, friends take offense when you don’t return their text immediately, and even worse, you’re afraid you might miss something important if you’re away
Via Elephant Journal They say there’s no such thing as a bad yoga class, but there certainly are dangerous ones. As a yogi, I look at each class as an opportunity to actually “practice” my yoga. This means if I don’t love the teacher, the music, the flow or the style, I remind myself that yoga […]
11 Ways to emotionally thrive in this ever changing fast paced world.
How to help when disasters strike. The answer may surprise you.
My best friend can drive me bonkers talking in circles around me, but when my dog goes ape sh*t crazy at the front window when a poodle walks by, I’m unfazed. My ex would leave me livid when he showed up the door 30 minutes late for dinner, yet my cat could throw up repeatedly and I’d […]
Domestic Violence outside the obvious signs of physical abuse such as pushing, grabbing, and hitting can be subtle.
Here are 10 things you’ll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.
If compassion is our key to peace, I believe familiarity- whether real or perceived- breeds enough patience to find that key.
It’s been said that if you carry old bricks from your past relationship into your new one, you will build the same house that fell before.
Asian cultures have appreciated something called Wabi Sabi for centuries. Wabi Sabi translates as the beauty of imperfect perfection. Nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. Think of the slightly irregular handmade pottery bowl, or the flower arrangement with one tulip drooping. Right now as I lay on the floor surrounded by pillows […]
Ahh, 365 days are behind us and we’re standing on the threshold of a fresh start aren’t we? It’s human nature to want to clear the slate and start over on the new year, as we all long to leave behind what no longer works, what no longer serves us, and instead set lofty goals […]
Being a a loving compassionate person has nothing to do with slumming it vibrationally.
Today, the shortest day of the year heralds the return of light here in the northern hemisphere. Tomorrow the cosmic wheel turns as winter solstice arrives and with it, the return of our sunlight. NOW is the time to dive deep into your own psyche-your own shadowed darkness- and remember that the light inside of you […]
No one doubts the rules have changed when it comes to dating, but over the years a few things have managed to stay the same. Being authentic versus trying to be someone you think you should be, is always the safest bet. Here are 5 reminders of what not to do in the presence of […]
Think aging means fading into a wisp of pastel and sitting in an old folk’s home with your mouth open? Think again.
The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Holding on to just in case is lack energy and slows the flow of your life. Clearing out and trusting releases stuck energy and releases excess weight. I’ve seen it time and time again.
Let’s face it, we’ve all feared that we’re going to mess up, not be liked, or even be rejected at times, and in order to compensate we fake it until we make it don’t we? The problem is: while we might think we’re managing or hiding our insecurities most of the time, the people around […]
This isn’t about the men that hurt on purpose, men that rape, or men that abandon their families. This is about the average Joe, the guy that loved his mama, tries his best and is still mystified by those of us that are female. —- I hear women question openly: What’s wrong with men? Why […]
Most of us spend our days seeking happiness as if happiness were a destination or golden prize at the end of long journey. I believe happiness isn’t something to achieve or a reward for a life well lived ~I believe happiness is a point of view. And it’s an interesting point of view isn’t it? […]
Pleasure is a muscle that must be formed and exercised to become habitual. When we become pleasure seeking people creating pleasure and joy in the ordinary~ life becomes extraordinary.
I realized that after times of stress we become conditioned to look for what’s wrong instead of what’s right, and if we don’t stop ourselves, this pattern of thinking becomes habit and sadly, this habit becomes our life.
I heard the dispatcher announce “all rescue units seek higher ground, the city of Boulder is impassable”, and at that point went into full blown panic. Sirens were going off, the night was pitch black and I could hear the rushing water going past my street and behind my house as the usual small trickle of a creek bed had risen past its banks and created a 200 yard raging river.
Why Are We So Bored When We Get What We Want?
Her huge head and fierce brown eyes were less than an arm’s length away and I thought to myself: “seriously? THIS is how I’m going to die?”
Her snorts were drowned out by my screams as I felt the wind from her hooves skimming the small space between us while pinned against that front door, no where to escape.
Feng Shui for attracting love. The most important corner of your home and any room is the relationship corner.
When we enhance the positive of our homes and limit the negative, this energy can flow unrestrained in harmonious ways. Health, money and love come easier and our homes suddenly feel like the refuge from the world they were meant to be.
You might be surprised. Often we are to blame for our own bad relationship. Here’s how to avoid it.
Your mantra while doing this? “If I don’t use it, I’m going to lose it. I’m not going to keep things just in case.
I trust the universe will provide me with what I need when I need it. There is someone out there that needs this more than me and will use this rather than my keeping it just in case.”