How to Move Away from Dark Thoughts

How to Move Away from Dark Thoughts

Disappointment, loss and devastation come in many forms. We feel it when we lose the gig we had hoped for, when someone we love dies, when our children leave us, when friends betrays us, when a partner cheats… Wins and loses are inevitable. What is not inevitable is the way to choose to respond to…

Equanimity

Equanimity

What do you do when you feel anxious and simply can’t access that place of inner peace? You know deep in your heart that you want to banish the worry—but there it is again rearing its ugly head once again. One way of dealing with the anxiety is to be proactive and take action about…

It’s Scary to Reveal Our True Selves!

What does it mean to be a truly authentic person? And how many people do you know actually fit that description? Are you authentic? What stops us from being authentic? Our authentic nature is revealed in our ability to express ourselves without masking true thoughts and emotions. Diplomacy, people pleasing, fear, avoidance and silence often…

Self-Care: Selfish or Crucial?

Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have the time or energy to make good self-care a priority? A couple of weeks ago I led a series of workshops at the magnificent Red Mountain Spa and Resort in southern Utah. We’d rise at the crack of dawn. Hike to frightening heights and witness some of…

Taking in the good as daily practice…

Do you find yourself worrying, being negative or feeling anxious when things are basically okay? I’m reminded of a quote by Mark Twain, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” This week I will be talking about how to shift your perspective to a more positive mindset. A…

How to discover your true life purpose

While there are many ways of discovering your life purpose I’m going to focus here on three ways are simple and surprisingly helpful. Please note that I’m not talking about finding work for your midlife or long-term goals—but rather, “Why are you here?” What’s the point? What’s this purpose to your one beautiful and precious…

Reflection and the Sacred Pause

What does it mean to reflect about your life? Your life choices? Your relationships? Your behaviors? Reflection is the ability to focus on one’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s about taking the time to identify how you feel in the present moment and to contemplate how others may feel as well. When you take the time…

Create a daily meditation practice

Maybe you don’t consider yourself the “type” to meditate or perhaps you feel that sitting still is boring or a waste of time during your full if not overwhelmingly busy day. What’s interesting is that there are precious few activities that you can engage in during the course of your day that can be more…

Why self-compassion matters

Today I’m going to be talking about self-compassion and bringing it into all aspects of our lives. What does it mean to truly embrace ourselves as we are? And how can we cultivate this ability? It’s been shown that one of the top regrets of the dying is “the wish to have had the courage…

Create a daily meditation practice with ease

Perhaps you don’t consider that you’re the “type” to meditate or maybe you feel that sitting still is boring or nothing but a waste of time during your already full if not overwhelming day. Actually, there are precious few reasons for not including the practice of meditation from your daily life.  When you really wrap…