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.
“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness”- Neal Donald Walsch My husband, Mark and I just celebrated 33 years of marriage. We met each other when we were teenagers and have shared many of life’s ups and downs over the years. Although we’ve been together for many years, it’s been in
When I was in my late 20’s I had two small children, was pursuing a Master’s degree and was working part-time. My dad came to me and asked if I would hold a surprise party for my mom’s birthday. I got this sick feeling in my stomach and then I said, “of course, I’d love to do it.” The problem wasn’t that he had asked me, the problem was that
When I started a meditation practice and introduced mindfulness into my life, I had no idea it would change the way I dealt with absolutely everything. The experience of arriving home late one night to find my home had been broken into was the perfect test to fully experience mindfulness in action. How I dealt with it and how I felt about it surprised me. As my husband and I