Personal Growth

Self-Stories

Self-Stories

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.”  ~ Mark Twain The other day I had a face down in the arena moment. Someone didn’t “like” a […]

Ghost Busting

Ghost Busting

Leave it to the sensational Esther Perel to nail the climate of modern love. At a conference speaking to 2,500 millennials, she outlined methods of rejection that are currently in vogue. Surprisingly, her arching definition perfectly describes what also happens in long-term married couples. “These tactics […]

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin I’m in awe each time a client lets me into their private world – especially when they’ve been hurt […]

Let It Go!

Let It Go!

It is the ability to find gratitude that helps us move through challenges time and time again. Gratitude helps us find our strength, open our hearts and experience the fullness of our lives. It liberates us from the prison of small mind/ego. The good news […]

Surrender

Surrender

Ishvara Pranidhana, or surrender, presupposes that we are part of something larger – call it God, spiritual energy, or life. It is believed this force is greater than us and wants us to thrive. If you think of this “energy” as nature, it’s easy to […]

Self-Study

Self-Study

Self-study, or Svadhyana, is about knowing our true identity. It requires us to look at what’s happening inside. The world and others reflect back to us what we are seeing, not what is actually there. In other words, people and events don’t disappoint us, our […]

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline

This guideline speaks to our personal effort. Tapas, or self-discipline, means “heat.” It can be translated as catharsis, spiritual effort, change, tolerance, or transformation. Tapas has the sense of “cooking” ourselves in the fire of discipline to transform ourselves. It is our determined effort to […]

Truthfulness

Truthfulness

I have long believed our word is everything. In times of crisis, it’s all we have so why not make it worth something? Satya, or truthfulness, is the second thread of the Yoga Sutras. It demands integrity to life and to our own self and […]

Kindness

Kindness

Ahimsa, or non-harming, is the first sutra of the Eightfold Path and sets the tone for right action. Nonviolence is a stance of right relationship with others and self. This precept guides us to live together, share the goods and do what we want without […]

Yamas and Niyamas

Yamas and Niyamas

The Yamas and Nimayas are a dynamic duo in yoga philosophy that provide general guidelines for balanced living. They are the first two branches of a larger path intended to bring meaning and purpose to life through right ways of being. In a world in […]