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The Role of Vows

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:37 PM

I am spending a lot of time at the moment studying and meditating on the role of vows in our lives, meaning I am in the midst of making much more intentional vows (or intimate declarations) toward making our world a brighter, more awakened place.

This has a lot to...

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Gratitude

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:41 PM

I am so grateful for this miraculous life. I can't explain exactly how I've been thrust into such an evocative and openhearted place of gratitude exactly, but wow, am I feeling open, sunny, and joyful, and just so totally appreciative of the wonder of this all.

I won't lie. There...

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No String Attached

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 5:03 PM

What if we were joyful simply just because? We all know the feeling of our hearts spilling over with joy. Can you imagine feeling this way all the time, or at least believing you could feel this way at any given time?

There have been stretches in my life when...

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Welcoming Love

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:29 AM

I don't know about you, but I am cursed with an incredible inner critic. This voice has been around for as long as I can remember. It feels tenured in fact and is always lurking, ready to pounce into action the more imperfect things get, which is, um, like all...

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Versions of Happy

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 11:30 PM

"Are you happy?" This is our toddler's favorite question these days, and what a vital one it is. That I am three and a half months post-partum, and just getting back into the saddle, with body projects, work projects, family and life projects all splayed and projected out in front...

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Awakened Hearing

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 11:59 AM

What does it mean to listen deeply? How does deep listening steer us toward a truer expression of who we really are?

We have, as a culture, grown increasingly deaf to our inner selves. With frenzied minds, surface attachments, and noise levels on the rise, we are moving ever farther...

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Spirit of Help

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:21 AM

What is it that makes us feel helpless in our lives? How best can we handle our perceived powerlessness? How too might this feeling instruct us in more deeply knowing ourselves?

Awful as it may be, the anatomy of helplessness is fascinating in all its trickery. When struck by it,...

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Living and Loving Your Life!

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 4:40 PM

How often do you feel exuberant and intensely loving of your life? Is this way of being the norm, or is it a sensation you merely touch upon in particularly happy moments?

I am a huge supporter of, and have in fact devoted my life's work, to inspiring others and...

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Allowing for Change

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 11:50 AM

Who isn't afraid of change?

True, some of us have more fear of instability than others. But when you really get down to it, we are all shaken up when the movement inherent to change occurs. Whether there is enormous change in the works, like one's entire life turning upside...

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Sensation of Community

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 4:10 PM

We as human beings rely and thrive on intimate bonds. No matter how we've felt about belonging or not belonging in the past, it appears that the yearning du jour -- from men and women, young and old, urbanite and suburbanite -- is for more community and authentic social connection....

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The Holy and the Plain

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 2:15 PM

Have you ever exalted in something so simple as a slice of fruit, the branch of a tree, the sleeve of a shirt, an old worn sneaker, or the dripping umbrella leaning by the door? Do you believe that the magic, celebration, and depth of the world can be found...

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Making Room for Spiritual Practice

(7) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 11:20 PM

What is spiritual practice? Furthermore, do you have one?

Simply put, I define spiritual practice as something you do every single day that draws you deeper into who you really are, by connecting you with your divine self.

Please don't be put off by the word "spiritual" here! "Spiritual" doesn't...

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Ode to Our Inspirations

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 9:40 AM

How does it feel to be deeply inspired? Who in your life arouses these feelings in you?

Inspiration is a whacky, singular thing. No two people could ever possibly be inspired by all the same greats, though there are of course mass overlaps when it comes to the luminescent icons...

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Let Nature Be Your Teacher

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 12:38 PM

This past weekend my husband and I went up to the Adirondacks, and wow was it magical. The landscape was powerful, beautiful, and gentle all at once. I spent the days staring out a huge window overlooking snowy fir trees and the lake, still not frozen, undulating rhythmically beyond them....

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Flow Downstream

(5) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 9:09 AM

Why are we so afraid of change?

It's crazy that I've always sought self-development and deep change, but at the same time freak out about them regularly. Ever since I got sick in 2006, and healed myself over the ensuing three years, I have devoted my life to supporting others...

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Slow Down!

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 1:00 PM

We all know how exhausted, burned out, and depleted we feel when we do too much, too quickly. What would our days look like if were we to slow down not once in a while, but more consistently and just plain more often?

This doesn't mean making our lives less...

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Questions of Kindness

(4) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 7:50 AM

We all know the surprise we feel when a stranger acts wonderfully kind for no apparent reason and for nothing in return. We call these acts of kindness random, because we have gotten so out of touch with kindness in our daily lives.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if instead of...

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Pick Peace Instead

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 12:47 PM

We all ultimately root for peace. The trouble is, we are taught to believe that battles need to be fought and won to arrive there. But what if our steps toward peace were instead steps of studying and dismantling those battles? To do this, it is best to start with...

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Vivid Dream

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 8:00 PM

What, at root, are your life dreams? How do you go about cultivating yourself to align with their manifestations? Is it possible to foster these heart visions and also stay present in the everyday?

We all have dreams, intentions, hopes, and aspirations for how we want to live, what we...

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Natural You

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 5:32 PM

What does it take to discover true self? How awake are you to the real you?

We all know the feeling of being totally out of sync, at an utter loss as to who we really are. In the modern world, we unfortunately spend the bulk of our time in...

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