Most Important Step to Overcome Anxiety
overcome anxiety

To overcome anxiety or to stop anxiety in the moment, we need one important thing… Attention. Yep, what we do with our attention is critical when we want to overcome anxiety. And in order to effectively use our attention, we need a strong attention muscle.  Sounds funny, but stick with me on this – The better we […]

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Breathing to Reduce Anxiety
breathing to reduce anxiety

Ever try breathing to reduce anxiety?   It’s definitely a must. This yoga breathing technique calms your anxiety immediately because it activates your parasympathetic nervous system. And babe trust me, during anxiety you want this activated : )     When we are anxious it is our sympathetic nervous system that is activated.  And these deep mindful breaths shut […]

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Amygdala Hijack
Amygdala Hijack

It’s the heat of the moment.  And you’re having an amygdala hijack. You’re angry, scared, overwhelmed, feeling attacked…  You act out, saying or doing something out of character.  Or you freeze.  Could it be an amygdala hijack? It’s so unlike you.   You’re stressed and react as if your life was being threatened.  Some event, an […]

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How To Stop Anxiety
how to stop anxiety

You can learn how to stop anxiety quickly with a basic understanding of how some of your nervous system works. And I’m going to show you. In this short video, I’ll explain what anxiety is, 5 techniques to stop it and the neuroscience behind why it works.: Sweet, so now you can use these tools the next […]

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Living Your Dream Job
retirement

Imagine working 44 years at the same company. Maybe that’s not so far-fetched if it was your dream job, right? That’s what my Dad just did. He went to college for journalism, nailed a job with the local paper when he was 22, and kept on truckin’ until he retired this week. Wow. Okay – so these […]

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The Spiritual Journey
The Spiritual Journey

The spiritual journey is a journey from the head to the heart. This isn’t big news to most. And it wasn’t news to me when I set to take a Spiritual Journey throughout the East last year. Though I guess my mind thought it’d just be a fun and exciting adventure… My heart had other […]

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Sannyasa: Life as Meditation
peacock

My two month long stay at the Osho Meditation Resort in India is coming to an end this weekend. It’s bittersweet. I’m sad to go & yet excited to return to Bali after 5 months of traveling. This “Buddha Field” has sufficiently triggered me, bringing up all the emotions I typically prefer not to feel.  It’s been […]

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Fear of Death
fear of death

I have a fear of death. It is the ultimate unknown. It seems the norm is to act somewhat in denial of our own “impending doom” and to live life, in a way, based on that denial. But we all know we could die at any moment. And we all know someone who did pass away […]

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India: Finding Calm in Chaos
Calm Chaotic India

Toxic exhaust fumes and constant horns pollute the air, panhandlers chase you for blocks (“we don’t want your money, buy us food” which is kinda a scam they have worked out with the market) and prices are on a scale perhaps depending upon some other scam-factor. India is maddening. I arrived Friday, and in an off-season […]

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I am a Gypsy
I am a Gypsy

I am choosing to live my life right now where I flow with Divine inspiration & guidance.  It’s exciting. It’s expansive, exhilarating, rewarding… My experiences are definitely richer. Fully surrendered, I keep experiencing that God’s plans are better than mine. That my mind’s desires are coming from a limited view and that letting go opens me […]

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Express Yourself
Express Yourself

Dance, laugh, play. Express yourself. We can spend so much time concerned about what other people think of us. We sacrifice experiencing the joy of living authentically and lose touch with who we really are.  All under the (often unconscious) intention of trying to please others, fit in, or be accepted and approved. But who wants […]

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5 Insights From 5 Years Sober
5 years sober

[Edit] I’m SEVEN!  And I’m editing this to share the 2 most significant insights I’ve gained over the past 2 years since writing about 5 insights from 5 years sober. 7.  It’s safe to LOVE I didn’t consciously realize it but my heart was afraid to love.  It didn’t feel safe to open.  And now […]

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TEDxUbud & Inner Peace
TEDxUbud

I love TED talks. And after working through a public speaking phobia I love speaking.  One of my dreams is to speak at a TEDx event. I even used speaking at TEDx as an example in my How to Manifest video from 2012.. So you can imagine my excitement yesterday morning when I was getting ready to go […]

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Surfing Through Fear
surfing through fear

“Turn around, Go Go Go!” the surf instructor said as I quickly maneuvered my board around.  As the wave came closer, I paddled, then gripped the board and … OMG I’m freaking surfing! I’m standing up on the board, looking out toward the beach with the world’s largest smile on my face.  What an incredibly […]

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Sunday Dance Yoga Barn
Sunday Dance Yoga Barn

I’m no stranger to the dance floor. It’s a very familiar and comfortable place for me.  I must have clocked thousands of hours in abandoned warehouses during the San Francisco 1990’s rave era.  But this weekend I learned something new, I learned about connection, love & judgement. This past weekend I went to Sunday Dance Yoga Barn […]

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