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Lessons that Will Change Your Life

In our day-to-day lives, we are all caught up with so much noise, distractions, and work. Peace and calm seem outside of our reach. Sometimes life takes a sudden turn, unexpected traumas and challenges present themselves and our emotional wellbeing is tested. We resist what is, we hold on to the past and how things were,  we fear the unknown future, and we feel stuck, unsure of what to do to next.

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Setting healthy clear boundaries is one of the most loving things you can do for yourself and your relationships. Personal boundaries communicate what you will and will not tolerate from others, and encourage respect, support and understanding within your relationships. By setting boundaries, you are also respecting yourself and building your own self-esteem because you are taking responsibility for how you feel and showing others that you deserve to be treated well.

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How to Infuse More Play in Your Day

Remember when you were a child and how much you loved to play? You had so much joy in being silly, play games with other kids and didn’t have a care in the world. As the years went on and “reality” set in, you become overwhelmed with commitments, work, maybe even have a family and children of your own, that you forgot what it was like to play. I hear so often how people wish they could go back and be a kid again.

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Guest Post by Sally Turman

Life Told Through the Lens of Perception

We do not perceive things as they are, but as we are. Anaïs Nin expounds on this ancient notion in her novel, Seduction of the Minotaur. Continue reading

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The Difference between being Needy and Powerfully Vulnerable

Is needing someone a bad thing? I used to think it was. Years ago, before my personal transformation, admitting that I needed someone or something would bring me face-to-face with my fears of appearing “needy” or selfish. To say that I needed love, attention, or affection made me feel rather pathetic and weak. Not something I was willing to do.

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Relationships are Remarkable Mirrors of Ourselves

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It’s the mirror of your consciousness; this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow…” – J. Krishnamurti

All relationships reflect back to us who we believe we are as well as our unresolved issues. They show the beliefs, wounds, and other triggers that are stored in our subconscious mind. Continue reading

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The Dangers of Chemistry

Recently during my coaching calls with clients and in speaking with friends, the subject of chemistry or “connection” has been a topic of discussion. As we all have experienced at some point in our lives, being connected with someone of the opposite sex is such an ecstatic feeling! All healthy relationships require connection and chemical attraction, as they are essential ingredients for fulfilling relationships.

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Why Live and Love Vibrantly?

I remember so vividly, sitting in my critical thinking class during freshman year of college, analyzing Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. In the allegory, Plato describes prisoners in the cave who have been chained since birth, and have lived their whole lives facing the back wall of the cave. They only see images of objects that are cast on the wall from shadows of a fire behind them as others move the objects. It isn’t until one of the prisoners is forcefully released from his chains, kicking and screaming, thrown into the world outside of the cave that he sees light, flowers, water for the first time, and experiences the beauty that was hidden from him his entire life.

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