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Detox your space

I am moving next week and as of today have packed a grand total of one box! It’s a little bit of denial coupled nicely with a heavy dose of procrastination. Yet, I am excited for this process! Why?   Because I love to purge! I’ve moved a lot throughout my life, as a kid […]

The Dalai Lama on self-love and the economy

I am a passionate advocate for self-love as the solution to pretty much every problem. Whatever it is you’re dealing with—stress, relationship issues, money troubles, health problems—taking a stance of self-love will lead you to a bright solution and an exciting path of healing. If you don’t believe me then perhaps you’ll believe His Holiness […]

Great Expectations: Why you don’t love your life and how to fix it

With my most recent group of meditation students, we got down and dirty about life and the thoughts that govern our perception of reality. Evidently, the main source of distress amongst this group of exceptional humans was unmet expectations and comparisons with other people’s lives.   Naturally, having unmet expectations will lead to unhappiness, from […]

Four steps to being in the moment with the good stuff

It’s easy to think that the challenge with remaining present lies in the life events we find unpleasant or undesirable. Yet too often, even when the desirable presents itself, we are quick to leap into the future and imagine what’s next. The problem with this is that our enjoyment of that good thing, whatever it […]

The most important thing I do for my well-being

It is no secret that I am passionate about wellness. I firmly believe that if everyone were more focused on their own personal self-care, the world would be filled with joyful, energetic, and enthusiastically generous beings.   I have many self-care practices in my life, some daily, some weekly, some monthly, and some yearly, including […]

Two essential questions to ask before you say “I do”

Recently I caused a minor facebook frenzy with the following comment:   “It is my observation that marriage for my generation is irrelevant and represents the death of love. I have a few examples in my life that prove otherwise, which is beautiful and wonderful. What about you? What’s your experience?”   I will admit, […]

What to do when you feel panic setting in

There are those times when you have to buckle down and dive deep into a project that requires hours of focused attention and detailed work. There can be moments, especially if you are in unfamiliar territory, when you just want to pull your hair out and cry because you aren’t getting the results you’re looking […]

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