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Bridging the Two Worlds: What Happened While Riding Bike 31

(7) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 10:03 AM

Last Saturday morning, I woke up feeling out of sorts. The world was too much with me, to paraphrase William Wordsworth.

I knew I needed time to pause, unplug and recharge -- to reconnect with my center, which of course is one of the key elements to how we...

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Why I'm Eliminating the Word 'Busy' From My Vocabulary

(24) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 8:21 AM

A few weeks ago, I went to visit my holistic doctor in Santa Monica, Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, who also happens to be a dear friend and the HuffPost wellness editor. When I was at her office, she already had two patients in the rooms and I was waiting my turn....

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How Embracing Your Sweetness Can Benefit Your Well-Being

(5) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 3:35 PM

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"Make me sweet again, fragrant and fresh and wild, and thankful for any small gesture." -- Rumi

On a snowy day in New York City, I jumped into a cab and in a hurry asked the driver, "Please take me as fast as...

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Why You Need To Take A Sabbatical From Happiness

(11) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 7:40 AM

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If you Google happiness, about 77,600,000 links pop up, many of which are meant to help make you a little bit happier. As far as books on happiness, the results are overwhelming. The longing for happiness seems to increase the more we search for it. We...

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4 Habits of Superbly Confident People

(19) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:08 PM

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Having confidence, to me, is this awesome feeling that feels like you are walking on steady and solid ground, 10 feet tall.

Wanted to share with you some of my thoughts of how to have that feeling.

One of my favorite movie...

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Why Intimacy Is The Secret Key To Health

(33) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 8:31 AM

When we talk about intimacy, most people immediately think of intimacy in a romantic way, which as we all know, comes and goes and has its own ups and downs. There is, however, another kind of intimacy, which is one of the greatest ways we humans have available to us...

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What to Do When Nature Calls

(40) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 8:16 AM

My last blog was about finding purpose, "5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling." In this blog I want to address another calling -- nature's calling. And there is only one answer to that calling: When nature calls, we must honor it.

I was recently...

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5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling

(168) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 8:14 AM

I was talking to a son of a friend of mine who is 16 years old and rather evolved for his age, and I asked him, "Michael, why do you think we are here?" and he said to me, "To wake up." He proceeded to elaborate on that thought by...

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Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

(12) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 8:04 AM

"Treat yourself as if you were someone inexpressively dear to you."

A few years ago a friend of mine shared this quote with me, and I think every woman should frame it and have it in front of her bathroom mirror.

I have just returned from a wonderful conference...

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Overcoming Self-Doubt, From Heart to Heart

(13) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:08 AM

I recently spoke at the wonderful Claudia Chan SHE SUMMIT event to a group of women who all came to be inspired and supported in what they do in the workplace and move forward in a successful, creative and connected way to make a difference in the world....

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The Antidote to Discouragement: 6 Steps to Get Past It

(12) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:38 PM

When things don't go the way I want them to in my life, or I attempt to make something happen and it's not happening, I can start to feel discouraged and lose my enthusiasm. Here are some of the ways I have found that help me overcome a feeling that...

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Four Magic Words: Can You Help Me?

(21) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 8:00 AM

I had a very interesting experience a few days ago that led me to the insight of the importance of asking for help and also the importance of how we ask for help.

Here is what happened:

I was out having dinner with a new friend, chatting away in...

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Bring Your Heart to Everything You Do: Happy Valentine's Day

(8) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 9:02 AM

I was at an entrepreneurs meeting yesterday and was talking to a very successful woman -- a mother and a businesswoman -- who is now divorced. She was starting to feel sorry for herself because she didn't have anyone. That is what prompted me to write this blog, to address...

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New Year's Resolution: There Is Always a Solution

(8) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:48 AM

I was out with my family having Christmas dinner, and as we went around the table making our resolutions, my mind went blank. This happened partly because I didn't want to set myself up for failure: I know how hard it is to implement new habits and break old patterns....

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A Wave of Happiness

(21) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 12:10 AM

I don't surf, and I don't think I ever will. Actually, I must confess I don't even put my head under water -- I never learned. I swim like a little duck, head up, feet under, and enjoy the friendly Aegean much more than the overwhelming ocean. But I do...

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Recipes for Love: What Are You Taking for Granted?

(25) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 12:29 PM

My mother used to say, "You can't be unhappy and grateful at the same time." Over the years, I have found how right she was, in matters of the heart.

Often, we think of love as a big emotional experience and we put conditions on it. We think, if...

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GPS Guide: Unbinding The Heart

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 12:08 PM

The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what works for others in the hopes that you can find out what works...

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6 Keys to Rebooting Your Heart Drive

(25) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 11:19 AM

I was recently doing yoga with my friend Ira Israel. At the end of the last pose of Savasana (the corpse pose of total relaxation), he turned to me and said, "This is such a good feeling. I feel like I just rebooted my heart drive." It's that...

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Honoring My Mother's Spirit

(35) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 1:32 AM

My mother, Elli, passed away 12 years ago, but there's not a single day that I don't feel her presence with me, especially when I am in festive gatherings where there are people and food involved. She never missed a chance to celebrate life. She was the quintessential caretaker, an...

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Bridging the Gap: Unbind Your Heart a Little More

(22) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 8:00 AM

I recently came back from Honolulu, where I was attending events that His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at. My heart is full and my spirit is high; I feel so validated by the message His Holiness shared, of warm heartedness as the key to inner peace and happiness.

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