Creating a lasting Mantra for 2019

Have you noticed that what we planned on New Year’s Eve is already fading away?  In fact, I am sure you have seen all sort of advertisements, social media trying to help you “not lose track”, “stay on track”. How a membership or product will help you be successful. And yet, we have every possible Continue Reading

How to live life with less stress and more energy

After over 20 years of being a coach and trainer, I have seen my fair share of stress in my clients and students. Even within my personal life stress has had its own grip on me at times in my life. I recently read an article by  Eric Larson, PCC in the International Coaching Federation blog where Continue Reading

The history of “Self-Care” the good the bad and the ugly

It seems like everywhere you look today someone is telling us to self-care, that self-care is the answer to our problems and if we aren’t doing it we should be. If we’ve spoken before you have likely heard my opinion of the word “should”. I know it is a bit ironic to say this. I Continue Reading

Finding freedom in the pursuit of happiness

The journey to happiness It’s easy on our journey to find happiness to be inundated with messages telling us to just “be positive”? Like it’s a light switch you can just turn on and that’s all that is needed. What is really happening is a play on our desires as in marketing connecting to our Continue Reading

How I’m facing my technology crutch

If you’ve ever worked with a mentor you’ve likely experienced one of those moments where you find clarity that changes your perspective in the blink of an eye. For me it was one of those moments where I faced something I was making harder than it needed to be. What has happened since is nothing Continue Reading

Surrendering to the time I need with Ishvarapranidhana

Ishvarapranidhana is my homework this week Wow! what a journey this has been! Last week was an opportunity to take a new look at self study. Can we be an observer without judgement. Can we allow awareness with Ahimsa? And now a place of surrender! Literally. For my final week, I looked at how I Continue Reading

Using Svadhyaya for Self study as a reminder

Svadhyaya is my homework this week Last week diving into Tapas invited the creation of habits that serve me while removing self judgement. So Fun! Okay so you’d think I was done with self study. I mean after all these weeks everything really has been about really observing myself and learning. What I realized was Continue Reading

Using Tapas to create self discipline that includes ahimsa

Tapas is my homework this week Last week diving into Santosha begged me to ask one question. What do you do when you begin to believe in yourself? This week I found the answer to last week’s question. Self discipline has always sounded like a dirty word. I mean let’s face it, it doesn’t sound Continue Reading

Using Santosha to be content with who I am today

Santosha is my homework this week Last week Saucha helped me learn that “living clean” is more than what I eat or drink. It is about living free of all that doesn’t serve me. How freeing it is to observe my own reaction and to choose non-judgement. Have you ever noticed how life gives you Continue Reading

How I’m living clean with Saucha

Saucha is my homework this week Last week I figured out that I can apply Aparigraha to cherish what I already have and while also choosing to give of myself to others. This week is all about living clean, now of course I could take a literally meaning to this and think about food. Instead I kept Continue Reading