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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

Finding Peace on Earth

Finding Peace on Earth

When you start feeling like the world is hopelessly out of control, remember that nature is the source of our sanity. Peace on earth happens in our hearts, but can be accessed through a direct connection with that source.

Here is a short trailer of a documentary about one of the most peaceful places I know, surrounded by wild nature. 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

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Your body knows when a situation or an activity is aligned with your inner wisdom and it will tell you so: by becoming either relaxed and healthy or stressed and sick. When you relax and listen to your body’s wisdom your intentions are attuned to your actions and struggle vanishes. Read More

Magical Formula For When You Need Clarity

Magical Formula For When You Need Clarity

Essentially, it is our conceptual mind that gets in the way of us seeing how to proceed and deal with issues. Relying on intuition can sometimes help us get out of our own way and then solutions seem to magically appear. Read More

Discovering Joy

Discovering Joy

Tell me honestly: are you happy with your life? If you can say yes, congratulations. If not, I’d like to share a story with you that highlights the third of the four immeasurables: discovering joy. (I wrote earlier about developing the previous two immeasurable qualities that you can read here: loving kindness and compassion.) The… Read More

Developing Compassion

Developing Compassion

Compassion, the second of the 4 immeasurables, is the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering. This simple practice is the foundation of the spiritual path. Read More

Mental Health and the Spiritual Path

Mental Health and the Spiritual Path

Mental Health and the Spiritual Path: Are they different? There’s been alot in the news recently about how mindfulness practice can help what we call mental health issues. I know this is a big topic…and I wanted to explore some possibilities. The spiritual path according to the Buddhist view is essentially observing and then training… Read More

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

The ground of any situation is always present, however obscured or chaotic it may appear. In order to ally with that ground and create the seeds of awakening, we need to learn to ride the moments when change throws us to the ground. Staying grounded while the earth shifts under your feet requires flexibility and adaptability and the ability to release familiar reference points. It may mean letting go of precious dreams or relationships. Read More

Asking For What You Want

Asking For What You Want

In order to ask for what you want, you first need to be able to articulate it. This is where practice comes in – stilling the mind in meditation helps us to see what is extraneous, and to get really clear on what is important in life. Read More

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Depression is energy that has gotten stuck. The best way I know to unstick it its to move. Ashtanga Yoga is a fantastic way to get that energy moving. We have a veritable storehouse of chemicals in the body that can be released by yogic practice under the supervision of a qualified teacher. Read More

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