Have you ever heard the saying “everyone has a story”? Have you ever felt shy about telling your story? I’ve been doing a great deal of reflecting on these questions in response to sharing my story in a recent anthology: When Women Talk: Empowering Each Other One Story at a Time. I had to think long and hard about whether I wanted to contribute to this book because I
Have you ever made a big decision in your life and then questioned whether you made the right decision? Do you believe that a detour in your path is actually a helpful thing? I love what Tony Evans said about that: “Part of reaching your destiny is in understanding your detour.” In my last post, I shared how I made the decision to put my business on hold to return
Do you ever have a hard time making decisions for fear of making the wrong one? Have you ever noticed that you have plenty of voices in your head as you mull over the various options and “what if’s?” Has uncertainty ever prevented you from moving forward because you don’t have it all figured out? Why is change and making decisions so hard? I want to share with you the
Do you ever wonder how you could fit meditation into your already busy life? Or perhaps you wonder what difference meditation could make or what you might expect if you decide to give it a try. I had a chance to interview Aleisha, a recent participate in my “Learn to Meditate” workshop about her experiences with starting a new practice. Aleisha has a beautiful family and 2 vivacious little boys.
Do you ever feel like your life is so busy that you have no idea how to actually slow down and “live in the moment”? I used to feel that way. Most of my life was spent focusing on the next thing that needed to get done and I didn’t know how to enjoy my life as I was living it. Busyness and accomplishing lots of “stuff” in a day
If you could amplify your happiness and well-being with one simple practice, would you do it? Do you ever wish you had a more positive mindset? When I was growing up I often heard, “life isn’t one big bowl of cherries.” Whenever I was on the happiness train I was reminded that life is tough and I should never forget that. This belief hijacked my life and kept me on
I recently had one of my meditation students ask: “How does a mantra meditation work if it’s not in the language you speak? Deepak (in the 21- day meditation experience) is using mantras such as Shanti Hum (I am peace). Does it make any difference to repeat the mantra in English or what’s your approach to this”? Great question!!! Mantras are used in many meditations and spiritual traditions for different
There comes a time when those of us on a spiritual path have, to be honest about the nature of our commitment to this path. A couple of years ago I was at a conference and the phrase spiritual entertainment came up in reference to the many ways that we distract ourselves with spiritual books, conferences, podcasts, movies, crystals, cards etc. As a spiritual entertainment junkie, I’ve had countless stimulating
“Why can’t I just be happy?” is a question more and more people are asking these days. It’s also a question that is near and dear to my own heart, as it was this question that triggered the beginning of a long and transformative inner journey that I went on a number of years ago. Many of us look at our lives and realize we have SO much to feel
Women are meant to sparkle!! We’re meant to feel great about ourselves and our lives. We’re meant to love ourselves unapologetically and be our own best friends. We’re meant to listen to our intuition and inner wisdom as we follow our hearts and enlist our minds to be faithful servants, as we follow our dreams. We’re meant to feel vibrant and fully alive as we embrace our feminine energy.