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5 Ways to be Your Own Guru!

“You yourselves are the Being you are seeking”, Swami Vivekananda Why do we look outside ourselves for guidance on our most intimate life questions? Weird, huh? I do it too. We forget to trust ourselves. Sure, we made some poor decisions in the past. But we’ve learned from them. That experience in any one else would… Continue reading 5 Ways to be Your Own Guru!

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Feel at Home Everywhere

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ― James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room Imagine. Home. You take it with you. It is always there, irrevocable. Move far away, you still have it. Come close, you bring it with you. Rainy days, you always find home. I love it. That melancholy part of me that… Continue reading Feel at Home Everywhere

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An easy way to build confidence and self esteem.

Showing up is 80% of life,  Woody Allen On the 21st we finish our 21 Day Challenge. Who cares? I do yoga every day regardless. These past 21 days have been more formal. I wasn’t by myself gauging what I would do next, or for how long, or imagining a particular sequence before coming back to the breath. You… Continue reading An easy way to build confidence and self esteem.

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How to Get Smarter and Happier

I love to move. I need to move. Why is it that moving that makes us feel better? For one, exercise releases endorphins, those feel good hormones. Movement also opens up energy pathways so that your body functions better. Mention low energy, tension or stress and nearly every wellness professional suggests moving. Even the Harvard… Continue reading How to Get Smarter and Happier

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Try This and Make Magic

“When two main aspects of breath collide and intermingle in our core, our consciousness opens into its natural contemplative state, creating an inner atmosphere in which insight and wisdom can percolate.” Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga. Right in the middle, in the space in between: magic. When you notice that space in between you begin to enjoy… Continue reading Try This and Make Magic

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How to Face Your Biggest Fear

Would you like to know the biggest fear most people have? “It is not that they are clumsy, going to die, ugly, not good enough, not smart enough, not welcome. It is that they are that good”, War of Art by Stephen Pressfield Being that good carries the responsibility to live up to it. Hence, we develop ways to resist… Continue reading How to Face Your Biggest Fear

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A Great Way to Avoid Burnout

Today I went to my favorite place in the world: the biosphere in Sian Kaan. But the place doesn’t matter. We all have favorite places. The important thing is to go. How could we not? Easily. Life takes over: responsibilities, the belief that we don’t deserve to go with so much on our plates. But… Continue reading A Great Way to Avoid Burnout

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How to Make Age Irrelevant

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder how you will be, look and feel when you get to be say 50 or 64 or 81. Then you let it go because you are not there. Yet. And we naively believe that we won’t get there or it won’t be that different. But it is. Most of… Continue reading How to Make Age Irrelevant

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Three ways journaling helps build intuition and self trust.

I love to journal. I have stacks of journals in various places, and countries for that matter. Putting thoughts to paper gets things off my mind. I can organize my mind then. I become clearer, think clearer and recoup my sense of purpose, my mojo. Here are three reasons why you should give it a… Continue reading Three ways journaling helps build intuition and self trust.

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5 + 1 Strategies to Embrace Change

 Living in Tulum things change everywhere, all the time. I am not talking about the flowers or the change in season. I am talking entire jungles, buildings and roads! Things change so fast here, it is unnerving. But it has allowed me, in 15 years living here, to develop a few ways to calm myself… Continue reading 5 + 1 Strategies to Embrace Change