My First Heart-Opener

My First Heart-Opener

The first I did a heart-opener, I burst into tears. I was at Esalen, which is a spiritual retreat center in Big Sur, and it literally is, hands-down, my most favorite place on earth. Nestled into an expansive property overlooking picturesque cliffs of the Pacific...

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7 Tips to being a Patient Parent

7 Tips to being a Patient Parent

I’ve always known I’d be a good mom. But I also used to have a lot of fears about parenting, like all the unknowns that I couldn’t control. In the beginning I felt unsure of what to do to be most effective and how to always stay calm. There were definitely some...

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Don’t Change That Radio Station!

Don’t Change That Radio Station!

  Don’t Change That Radio Station!   I took my first mindfulness class a few years ago. Truth be told, I knew nothing about mindfulness when I signed up. Though serendipity led me to attend a 6-week introduction class, I was unaware that I was being...

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Live Your Authentic Life

Live Your Authentic Life

  Live Your Authentic Life   I took my first mindfulness class a few years ago. Truth be told, I knew nothing about mindfulness when I signed up. Though serendipity led me to attend a 6-week introduction class, I was unaware that I was being cosmically led...

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How’s about some kindness, eh?

How’s about some kindness, eh?

So, I’m guess we all share the same problem – that is the loud voice inside your head that tells you mean things, has a harsh tone of voice, criticizes you and treats you worse than your own worst enemy. Can you relate? Do you know what I’m talking about? Yup -it’s...

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Warning ⚠️⚠️: Honest and vulnerable post up ahead

Warning ⚠️⚠️: Honest and vulnerable post up ahead

Please read with caution, as it may bring up your own shit along the way. Sorry, not sorry. I had a really beautiful vacation in Kauai. The pictures speak for themselves. I absolutely love it there!! It’s one of my happy places where I feel super connected to spirit,...

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Do you ever feel stuck in your life?

My guess is that there have been times (or are currently) when you felt completely overwhelmed by what is going on in your life, and it feels almost too big to even begin to take action on how to get out of it and move forward. I’ve been there too, and I can relate to...

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Send Love to Everyone this Valentine’s Day

One of my most favorite mindfulness practices is lovingkindness practice. In traditional Buddhist practice, this is called metta. It is the practice of extending well-wishes and thoughts of kindness to others. When thinking about sending out love, you might only think...

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My Everyday Mindfulness

My Everyday Mindfulness

  My Everyday Mindfulness   I took my first mindfulness class a few years ago. Truth be told, I knew nothing about mindfulness when I signed up. Though serendipity led me to attend a 6-week introduction class, I was unaware that I was being cosmically led...

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Stop Multitasking and Be More Productive

Our lives are so busy and we attempt to do it all! We are constantly in a juggling act between school, homework, jobs, family, friends, relationships, exercise, and personal time. Sometimes we are successful in getting through many items on our to-do list, however,...

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How Do I Let My Sh*t Go??

What are you holding on to, that is no longer serving you, but you aren’t able to let go of? It is so easy to get stuck in habits and patterns that keep you held to the past, mistakes, shame, old relationships, or stories that no longer apply. There are many reasons...

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The Benefits of Giving

Have you ever been so excited to give someone a gift, that you just couldn’t wait for the occasion to arrive? Isn’t it sometimes even a better feeling than when you receive something? I know this happens to me. When I find that perfect something for a person I love, I...

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Gratitude is More Than Just a Feel-Good Sort of Thing

There are numerous benefits to beginning and maintaining a gratitude practice. Even though it can feel like gratitude is just “feel-good” sort of thing, it actually has many proven benefits that can have lasting effects on not only your mood, but your overall health!...

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Be Your Own Best Friend

Let me ask you this…Have you ever had a time where you were struggling about something, and you kept playing the situation over and over in your head? Ask yourself: what is the tone of voice of your inner-self? Is it kind? Caring? Comforting? Encouraging? Generally,...

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You Need An Attitude…An Attitude of Gratitude!

Gratitude doesn’t take away the negative that is arising, but it can offer a perspective that can help us to deal with the whatever is arising. Years ago, I was teaching a mindfulness class, and during our week focusing on gratitude, there was an older gentleman,...

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The Steps to Understanding and Building a Meditation Practice

Meditation has so many misconceptions, preconceptions, judgments, and assumptions, that can often stop a person before they even start a meditation practice. What are some of these? “I don’t have time.” “My mind wanders.” “I think too much.” “I get restless.” “I can’t...

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The Light in the Dark

Last week, the fires that ravaged Northern California devastated entire communities, leveled businesses, and left many homeless. The helplessness, fears, and sadness that I felt while watching this horrific news was only compounded by the recent slew of disasters from...

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Just Be There…It’s Almost Enough

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if there was a direct go-to manual for how to handle every kind of parenting situation?? I mean, I suppose you can do a Google search, and you’ll instantly reveal lots of solutions to your present issue, however it may not fit your mold....

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The Most Constant Thing is…

Yup! You guess it! Change. The most constant thing is change. And nature has a beautiful way of reminding us of this with the changing of the seasons. Though, living in northern California, we don’t experience a stark contrast from one season to the next, we...

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My Everyday Mindfulness

I took my first mindfulness class a few years ago. Truth be told, I knew nothing about mindfulness when I signed up. Though serendipity led me to attend a 6-week introduction class, I was unaware that I was being cosmically led down a path that was going to change my...

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