The holidays tend to take on a life of their own. The blessing of togetherness and gratitude. Why am I having dreams about the loss of my relationships then? My day to day feels light but subconscious is like Beetlejuice, ready to resurrect trouble. Complex emotions have deep roots that aren’t easily severed. If weContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: LOSS, PAIN & RESILIENCY”
“If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you.” Peter Deunov Happiness, I believe, is the preliminary stage to contentment. It is the verb to the noun. A first taste to get us motivated to live our livesContinue reading “CASE OF THE MONDAYS: AN ORDINARY WORLD”
Our energies are active. Then there is the third thing. What is it for you?
Lately, I have been thinking about the phrase, “I love you.” A phrase, I have only used, as an adult, when my heart, head,gut and even my soul are in alignment. Actually, that is not true. I have often said because it was said to me first. How often have you said it just becauseContinue reading “I LOVE YOU MEANS SO MANY THINGS”
We can’t help ourselves. What is familiar, what is comfortable determines much of how we live our lives, as well as the relationships we keep. This can sometimes be to our detriment. Shenpa is the feeling of being “stuck.” The emotional grab when we feel our back is against the wall. The familiarity of ourContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: SEEKING COMFORT”
Sending a little morning love your way because we all could use a little of it.
“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” Pema Chodron I was lucky enough to discover the works of Buddhist nun Pema Chodron through a friend of mine. I saw him on my trip last trip to Boston and he gave “Take the leap: Freeing ourselves from old habits andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: TAKING THE LEAP BY PEMA CHODRON”
On the last day of June, as I move into my birthday month, let me share some of my more personal thoughts…
I would like to believe I can “think” my way into anything. The truth is that life and all of its riches, literally and figuratively, is much grittier than that. Humility, patience and compassion. The keys to a life well lived. Easy to forget, and takes lifelong practice.
I was listening to a Lex Fridman podcast last night. In his long-form chat with neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, I felt so inspired. Listen more here… As I talked about yesterday, we are all on our own journey of self-discovery. However it is important to realize that we all have the capacity for feelings, behaviors andContinue reading “THE COURAGE OF IF”
I want to wish all my friend a special holiday weekend. As someone with an ultra curious mind, I read up about the similarities between Easter and Passover. While they are different in many ways, fundamentally they are ground in a deep and rich history and yet, at the same time focus on renewal andContinue reading
Our energies are often focused on communication with others and listening, that we forget the most important person: ourselves. Sending a little Tuesday love your way via audio…or you can read on… Why do we sometimes let the ugliest parts of ourselves – , selfishness, insecurities take center stage through judgement and criticism of others?Continue reading “TUESDAY LOVE: ITS ABOUT ME”
My best friend told me I should read the book, “The Obstacle is the Way.” I chose the audio version and LOVED it. The life I live is chock full of adversity and obstacles but over the past couple of years, I have chosen to think differently about it. Stress doesn’t have to be stressful.Continue reading “Amor Fati”
I will be follow this audio note with a written companion piece. We have all suffered loss. It seems as if there is an abundance of grief, mourning, stress, anxiety – emotions that make us feel stuck. Yet, we find ourselves “searching” for the emotions that can propel us forward, for contentment and opportunity. TheContinue reading “GENEROSITY OF GRIEF”
This audio note is a bit long but I would like to thing its a message we all need to hear. We spend so much time living up to other people expectations – not just in work but also in our personal lives. What happens when we make a decision for ourselves that are notContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT”