If you want to change the world, if you want to love unconditionally and have compassion for others, that seed must be planted inside of yourself first.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, witnessing everyone gathering with their families, friends and even strangers, I want to explain how cancer has made me thankful... for life.
A dream can rarely be fully understood and interpreted, but the process of trying to understand your dreams matters.
The holidays are approaching, and it's not as though I can run out and buy you all a Chanukah or a Christmas gift, but I can give you this little gift, if you will accept it. Is that cup of coffee you are sipping unusually tasty? Look up, look out, look in. Embrace the moment.
My medicinal recipe is a zesty concoction of reggae music, dancing, travel, avocados and ginger, conversations with momma, soul writing, jiu-jitsu, jungle hikes, nephew hugs, beach cleanups, stretching, singing and trusting myself.
Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.
This energy doesn't require dimensions. It transcends the demand for possession. The yoga mat is a portal. And on it you don't need to know all of the answers. You don't even need to know what you might find inside.
A well-written, definitive, pleasant out-of-office message, that includes where to go if someone needs urgent help (other than your mobile phone), is without doubt the most important skill one can master for a peaceful two weeks away.
Take Madonna's Kabbalah study. Most folks see the pop icon's immersion in this obscure wing of Jewish mysticism as another narcissistic celebrity accoutrement, like Paris Hilton's dog or Angelina Jolie's children. But hold up: Could this judgement stem from our own spiritual insecurity?
Winter holidays are among the most important to celebrate and with them come the greatest potential for emotional meltdown. Everyone wants their fair share of this hallowed time with the kids and others who are important.
Spiritual distress arises when a person finds it difficult to discern meaning, find comfort and draw upon a source of spiritual strength in order to cope more effectively. It speaks to what gives meaning, purpose, and comfort to a person's life.
A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.
Part of the recalibration toward human well-being is the necessary work we must undertake so that we can be better aligned with a new world and a new energy that is penetrating our reality now and in the years to come.
The journey of a lifetime is not to some exotic place (although that is fun too). The journey of a lifetime is to know yourself, and explore all that you have inside of you. We are here for a reason, though it often takes a while to discover what that is.
I like that it takes time and effort, and a measure of discomfort to arrive at this beautiful, sequestered place. As I cross multiple state lines and head south to the farm, I undergo a process of shedding.
Are you treating your home like a personal sanctuary? Are you taking it seriously? If not, maybe it is time you change that.
It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.
The love for ourselves is already there. It doesn't need to be created. It's getting clouded over by behavioral patterns, beliefs and images from the media. I think we all naturally want to be at peace. We just need to look and see what's getting in our way.
Could it be that after healthy conscious eating and regular physical activity, the next most powerful key to a long life is kindness?