Thoughts

How to Become a Spiritual Master in a Day

How to Become a Spiritual Master in a Day

The following is an ancient teaching over 20,000 years old on how to become a spiritual master in a day. It will surprise you in its simplicity: Do three kind actions in a day. Go out of your way to do them and don’t tell […]

Ms. Takes

Ms. Takes

Judith Weiser calls snapshots “footprints of the mind,” where the present holds the past and carries the story behind the words. Photos capture a moment that holds the feelings, thoughts, and emotions forever in time. Nonverbally encoded within each image is the way their creator […]

Ritualize Joy

Ritualize Joy

The following is a self-reflection exercise to help you cultivate more joy. Find a moment and have a pen and paper handy. Close your eyes and take a few, soft deep breaths. On the inhale expand into your heart. On the exhale, ground into your […]

Delving Into Quiet

Delving Into Quiet

Moments of quiet invite balance into our busy lives. It may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for it […]

Authenticity

Authenticity

At its root, authenticity requires self-knowledge and self-awareness. Authentic people accept their strengths and weaknesses. They are accountable. They are connected to their values and desires and act deliberately in ways that are consistent with those qualities. Authenticity is about being genuine and real.  It allows […]

Be the Light

Be the Light

Want to know a secret short cut to happiness? Compliment and give thanks as often as you can. Reflect back the beauty, strength, creativity and wisdom you see in others. Be specific. “You look amazing in that dress and it’s all in the way you […]

Embracing the Feminine

Embracing the Feminine

We western women live in a masculine world. The American ethos of “rugged individualism” favors force, action and dominance. As a result the inherent strengths of women have been marginalized as weak and insufficient to “get the job done.” Knowing our ability, we adopted the […]

Soul Sisterhood

Soul Sisterhood

The importance of finding your tribe cannot be underestimated. True friends will set you straight, build you up and watch your back. Since the beginning of time women have bonded and formed community to inspire, motivate and help each other overcome and thrive. The great […]

Tea Ritual

Tea Ritual

This morning was daylight savings Sunday and I woke unusually early. I could hear the small pattering of rain leftover from the night. I headed for the kitchen and heated some water. Every morning, I spend a few minutes sitting quietly with a cup of […]

If You Own One Thing in the World…

If You Own One Thing in the World…

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Elizabeth Appell Almost everyone lives out of the misguided belief that they aren’t enough. Caught in the comparative mind, we judge […]