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Overcoming Habitual Patterns

Habitual patterns keep us stuck, how do we break free into a fuller version of ourselves? I have often wondered why it’s so hard to change habits. Even when we know what’s best for us, or how we want to show up in the world, it seems like some habitual patterns are entrenched in our…

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Developing Presence

What is presence and why is it so transformational? Presence is a word you hear often these days in regards to leadership and personal development. It’s a highly desired quality that you can’t fake. But what is presence exactly, how do we cultivate it and why is it so transformational? In these challenging and constantly…

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When the World is on Fire: Do this

A Transformative Buddhist Practice for when you feel like you’re overwhelmed by all the suffering in the world As we look at the world today it can feel as though everything is going to hell in a handbasket. There are riots in the streets and people are literally killing each other. Our world feels divided…

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Windhorse

how to harness the energy of life With so much going on in the world and in our lives it’s easy to feel a lack of energy. We go through our days managing work, relationships, health, kids, school, and “life admin” and by the end of the day we collapse. It can feel like our…

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How to be Authentic

Authenticity is a highly desirable quality in today’s world, especially among leaders. It’s not something you can fake and you know it when you see it Authenticity is a highly desirable quality in today’s world, especially among leaders. It’s not something you can fake and you know it when you see it. Authentic people seem…

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Sacred World

The world is filled with power and wisdom, we’ve just forgotten how to see and feel it. With all of the challenges going on in the world today it’s easy to feel like everything is doomed and that humanity is to blame. From the mishandling of the Covid pandemic, to police brutality and the climate…

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The Secret to True Power

(hint: is has something to do with Spiderman) My son and I love the movie Into the Spiderverse. In case you don’t know, it’s the Spiderman movie that came out a couple of years ago about Miles Morales, a young kid from the Bronx who becomes the new Spiderman. Like most hero’s journeys, he starts…

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Change Mastery

How to handle change during unpredictable times Change is hard. It’s true. We love predictability and routine, everything is going along smoothly and then life throws a curveball at us and it’s like we have no ground. Covid is a perfect example of how hard change is for all of us. This has been a…

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Listening from a Deeper Source of Intelligence

When someone tells us (as I’m about to) that they’re going to teach us how to listen-we tune out. Isn’t listening something we learned as children? Isn’t it a given? It almost feels like an insult to learn about listening-as if it’s too elementary or basic.  The truth is, deep listening and learning how to…

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This one thing could save your life

A key skill for First Responders and everyone else First responders have been in the spotlight lately. Whether it’s health care workers responding to Covid or police in riots, we’ve clearly begun to see what a crucial role they play in society. In light of recent events with the killing of unarmed black people by…

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What Front Line Workers Need to Know about Fear

A front line worker is someone who we as a society need in order to function. Think, EMTs, teachers, nurses, doctors and all hospital workers, firefighters, activists, behavioral health workers, nonprofit staff, and police officers (the list goes on). To these varying degrees these “essential workers” ensure that the rest of us are safe and…

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How to have discipline

To have consistent practices in our life, and to stay present in a world that is overwhelming and constantly changing, we need discipline. We need to be open to our journey as a learning experience, not as militaristic. When we are open, we can shift and respond as needed and keep going despite the ups and downs of life.

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Mindfulness/Awareness

What’s the difference and how to practice them in times of stress One of the most powerful tools we can use to increase our capacity for growth and more evolved states of being is mindfulness/awareness. It’s a practice we can integrate into our everyday lives that helps us turn the mirror on ourselves, not in…

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We’re in a Bardo

What the Buddhist teachings reveal about this moment and how it helps We all find ourselves in an unprecedented situation due to the Corona virus outbreak. If we’re lucky enough to have our basic needs taken care of, this can feel both frightening and liberating. My son is home from school for at least three…

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3 Easy Steps for Shifting Anxiety on the Spot

There is widespread panic and fear about the COVID-19 virus making its way through our society. What only a week ago seemed like a distant new story, has now become the centerpiece of our lives. Schools are closed, parking lots are jam packed as people stand in long lines to buy the last of the…

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Kindness as Medicine

To be kind does not mean we don’t feel the wide spectrum of painful human emotions: anger, fear, criticism, judgement, bitterness…. It’s how we hold these emotions in an atmosphere of complete acceptance and forgiveness that’s the practice of kindness and what makes us kind people to ourselves and others.

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Dear Shambhala, I love you

Dear Shambhala,  I’ve been meaning to write for a while now.  You have been in my thoughts almost everyday since the allegations of sexual misconduct came out against our spiritual teacher and leader, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, almost 2 years ago. I was able to process a lot of my feelings right after it happened with…

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This Teaching Changed my Life

When I was around eighteen years old I was in the downtown public library. It was cold and rainy outside and I was taking shelter inside the warm quiet building. I remember I felt like crap. I felt lonely, sad, and felt unlovable. In fact, I had spent pretty much my whole life feeling as…

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Get Started with a Meditation Practice

It’s the New Year and many of us are taking on new practices and commitments that we feel will improve our everyday lives. One of the best practices we could take on is meditation. Meditation is a powerful and effective practice because it supports many of the other healthy lifestyle choices we want to have…

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Holiday Madness

I was talking with my mom the other evening about Christmas and buying presents for my almost five year old son. I’m not Christian and didn’t grow up religious but we love Christmas in my family. Decorating a tree, the lights, Christamas carols, food, presents, chocolate!! I have such special memories about that time of…

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Overcoming Self-Doubt

For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with self-doubt. Self-doubt that I’m good enough, that I’m capable enough, that I’m pretty enough, that I should speak up for myself, that I did speak up for myself…on and on. At its core, these negative thought patterns are really fundamentally doubting one’s worth as a…

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Why Leaders Can’t Ignore Their Shadows

Trauma, being “triggered” and shadow are all popular terms these days (thankfully), but what do they actually mean and how to they relate to our day day lives as leaders? As leaders, we have a longing to grow and change-to become the biggest and most capable version of ourselves. And yet, what holds us back?…

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Mindfulness/Awareness as a Key Practice for Leaders

One of the most powerful tools we can use to increase our capacity for growth and more evolved states of being as leaders is mindfulness/awareness. It’s a practice we can integrate into our everyday lives that helps us turn the mirror on ourselves, not in a judgmental or critical way, but rather in a way…

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The Yin and Yang of Leadership

When most people think about leadership they think about a role- a CEO, Executive Director, a politician, someone in charge. But the truth is, having a supervisory role and being in charge does not make you a leader. Leadership is about having certain qualities, not a role. If you look at today’s world, especially in…

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EGO: What is it and Why should you care?

We hear the word “ego” a lot these days. But what the heck is the ego and why does it matter? I think the ego is a very misunderstood concept.  We’ve popularized the term by saying things like, “he has a big ego” or “it’s just my ego” but we don’t really understand it. Add…

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Feel overwhelmed by the amount of suffering in the world? Read this.

I remember being a young girl and finding a flyer that PETA, the animal rights organization, had put out that had photos of animals being abused and suffering. It affected me so deeply, I both couldn’t stand to look at the photos and at the same time couldn’t stop. I finally broke into huge body-heaving…

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Overcoming Habitual Patterns

When I had my son, I would spend hours watching him stare at the wonderous world around him, everything so brand new. Every sound was a momentous experience, every taste an explosion. He could sit outside in his little baby rocker and stare at the sky, feel the breeze, and listen to the birds without…

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basic worthiness

This may not be news to you, but I’m going to say it anyway, because it’s worth repeating: you are worthy. Basically Worthy. Now let me repeat that and put it in bold, because I’m not sure you got it: YOU ARE BASICALLY WORTHY.  Now let me break it down for you.  Basic as in…

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