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When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

If you feel like giving up, it implies that you are trying to get somewhere. But the truth is that there is no goal. And isn’t this really what makes us unhappy? Thinking that we have not reached our goals? We want happiness, success, abundance, love, recognition, and when we feel we don’t measure up against our goals, we suffer. The true prize, if there is one, is the ability to be ok with whatever arises. And this takes practice. Read More

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

It’s so easy to grasp at what we think will make us happy. When you finally realize that nothing outside is going to satisfy your deepest desires for happiness, you can let go. So listen up: stop looking outside for happiness! You know this. Now believe it and live it! Read More

Are You Aligned With Your Life’s Purpose?

Are You Aligned With Your Life’s Purpose?

With body, breath and mind aligned with the heart, your life’s purpose will reveal itself without you having to do anything. It is simply a matter of training yourself to be present, listen, and follow the voice of your inner guidance, then allowing the momentum of your intention move you forward. Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude

If you gathered with family to celebrate Thanksgiving, you probably had a moment to reflect on gratitude. I love that we in the US have a holiday dedicated to recognizing the importance of this feeling. And yet, it is more than just a feeling…gratitude is actually something you can cultivate on a regular basis. When… Read More

Embarking on the path of yoga and meditation

Embarking on the path of yoga and meditation

Embarking on the path of yoga and meditation is a simple way to maintain physical, emotional and mental health. But beyond that, it is the foundation of a spiritual path that people have been following for centuries. These tools provide a way to reframe your experience so that your suffering eventually becomes the seed of… Read More

What is contemplative coaching?

What is contemplative coaching?

You may already know that yoga and meditation are tools to train the body and mind to be present. But how do you apply these skills to make positive change in your life? Enter contemplative coaching. Contemplative coaching is the term I coined to describe a practical and therapeutic application of mindfulness practice– a combination… Read More

On Living and Working in Thailand

On Living and Working in Thailand

Chicky Net, the on-line social network for expat women in Thailand, interviewed me recently about living and working in Thailand. Read the interview below: At the best of times, expat life broadens your mind and expands your horizons. But let’s face it, sometimes living abroad can feel like a test of your sanity. You may… Read More

Why do we suffer? (And how do we stop suffering?)

Why do we suffer? (And how do we stop suffering?)

In our normal view of the world, we create an image of ourselves and then put our energies into maintaining this image:  our ego. When life presents challenges, our self- image may get battered, our goals thwarted; we create suffering as a result. We ALL do this, to varying degrees. The more attached we are… Read More

Yoga and meditation are tools to transform the mind

Yoga and meditation are tools to transform the mind

Somewhere between the extremes of effort and surrender lies the harmonious equilibrium called yoga. Holding both extremes at the same time, we essentially short-circuit conditioned mind with its habitual patterns. If what we mean by yoga is “union”, then the foundations of Ashtanga yoga provide a valuable tool to experience this dynamic balance of opposites.… Read More

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