Space is where the magic happens; coming home to ourselves

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” { Chinese Proverb } Inner space is probably the most coveted state in Western society - we’re either running around like headless chickens, barely stopping to eat, or we’re worrying ourselves into premature grayness because we feel like we’re not doing enough. [...]

Why pure anger is an evolutionary tool & how to work with it

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” { Maya Angelou} How much permission do you give yourself to feel your anger? To be with the hot, surging fire in your belly that wants to rise up into your throat and explode out of [...]

Four steps for processing emotion / kicking emotional overwhelm in the butt

“What you resist, persists” { Carl Gustav Jung} As we go through life we pick up pain - ours, our families’ and friends’, as well as collective pain and trauma. It’s important to regularly “detox” from these emotions as what is not released will remain stuck in our systems. When we hold onto old emotion, [...]

Four archetypes of the feminine; Mother, Lover, Wise Woman, Queen

“I am the sovereign queen, the treasury of all treasures, whose breathing forth gives birth to all the worlds, and yet extends beyond them - so vast am I in greatness.” { Devi Sukta, Rg Veda } You too, have the power to create and destroy worlds. Can you feel it? That silent power that [...]

Hell Yes Or No: The radical practice of only saying yes to what you want (what you really, really want)

“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re NOT going to do.” Gary Keller, “The One thing” There is deep and powerful reason that we are drawn to the things we’re drawn to. It is often something we can't logically explain, something we can't justify intellectually. The things that whisper to us hold wisdom [...]

Why treating your taxes like your lover has the power to change everything

Everything is sacred. The entire universe is made of the same creative intelligence that animates and inhabits all of existence. You are made of it, plants and animals are made of it, even cars and corporations are made of it. Everything is created of and with this energy, that some of us call divine. It [...]

Commitment and devotion

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one [...]

The importance of breathing (and why you’re not doing it right)

The breath. We are so scared of it, and yet it is life. Breath is the only way through pain. The only way through fear. The only way through joy. And most of us are crap at it - the average person uses less than 25 percent of their lung capacity during normal breathing. We [...]

Navigating transition with ease and grace

This life. Beautiful, amazing, messy, miraculous, confusing, ugly, painful. All of it sacred. All of it unfolding perfectly, even when we can't see it in the moment. Even when, in the dark struggle of some phases, we forget how precious all of it is, how the light is still there behind the clouds, how the timing is [...]

Stop arguing with reality (no exceptions)

In Buddhist teaching, suffering is understood to originate from the human tendency to be in a state of grasping (wanting), or rejecting (not wanting). In other words, to be either wanting something we don’t have, or to be trying to get away from something we do have, both of which lead to discontent, anxiety and [...]