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Category Archives: Emotional Wellbeing

How Do You Measure Progress? (And Is It Even Possible?)

How Do You Measure Progress? (And Is It Even Possible?)

To be honest with you, this is a sore subject with me. I often feel like a complete and utter failure. Retreats I organized failed to get enough participants, the memoir I worked on for 9 years never found a publisher, and many of the classes I’ve offered over the years never really thrived. I… Read More

Pilgrimage Is A Lesson In Letting Go Of Expectations

Pilgrimage Is A Lesson In Letting Go Of Expectations

Here’s how pilgrimage works: You make a plan, set out on a journey, and proceed to have every expectation blown to bits. Your expectations turn out to be just the ruse that got you off your couch to get there. Pilgrimage is a lesson in letting go. What your higher wisdom had in mind for… Read More

What To Do Next (When Obstacles Seem To Block Your Way)

Working with Obstacles

Skillfully working with obstacles is a major part of establishing a solid foundation on a spiritual path, and an essential component of emotional well-being. Read More

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working with emotions might just be the most important life skill we can cultivate. I recently attended a powerful retreat with Tsognyi Rinpoche here in Crestone. During one of his guided meditations he offered: no matter how we conceive of a problem situation, the root of our troubles is always emotional. We may have financial… Read More

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

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

Reinventing yourself means breaking the mold, questioning your intentions, dwelling in the dark depths of uncertainty without hope of finding a quick answer. It means looking hard at the recurring themes: the habits that you’ve developed whether consciously or not, that open the door when suffering knocks. The ones that bring you to your knees. Again. There is no system for this, no 10 step practice, no self-help Ted talk, no app that you can download. Read More

Delicious, Nutritious Coconut and Raw Cacao Smoothie Recipe

Delicious, Nutritious Coconut and Raw Cacao Smoothie Recipe

This coconut and raw cacao smoothie recipe has become my favorite way to start the day. Raw cacao is filled with magnesium – one of the best sources – and this mineral is deficient in many people. Stress depletes magnesium, as does excessive caffeine and alcohol intake, so if you are stressed, over-caffeinated or drinking one-too-many glasses of wine with your meal, then you might also be magnesium deficient. When the body lacks magnesium, all sorts of unpleasant things can happen, from insomnia to anxiety to osteoporosis. Read More

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