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Why You Want to Stop Running From Your Shadow-Side

Why You Want to Stop Running From Your Shadow-Side

We all have a ‘shadow’ side. Our personal ‘shadow’ is made up of the parts of ourselves that we do not accept and do not want to see. Our shadow is rooted in shame, by our sense of being basically unworthy or deficient as we are. When we run from our shadow, it then...
How to Defeat Fear

How to Defeat Fear

Most of us struggle with fear in one way or another – whether it’s the fear of what other people think of you, the fear you’re not enough, the fear of failure or fears and about what might happen in the future. When fear rears its head we can become...
How to Lead With Love

How to Lead With Love

Recently, I was reminded of the powerful practice of asking the question, “What would love do?” in times of decision or challenge. Consider for a moment the kinds of things that we often ask ourselves during those kinds of moments. When we are reactive,...
Feeling Weary? A Simple Question For a Worn Out Heart

Feeling Weary? A Simple Question For a Worn Out Heart

Hey beautiful people, How are you hanging in there? Man, we sure are living in overwhelming times right now. The political instability, racial injustice, and the pandemic have left many of us in a state of spiritual PTSD. With climate change and technological...
The Mantra of Understanding

The Mantra of Understanding

Today I’m going to share with you what I like to call my ‘mantra of understanding’ Adopting this mantra and this way of seeing has created a huge positive shift in my relationships, both with others and with myself. This mantra is this: Everyone is doing the best that...
When Love Is the Foundation

When Love Is the Foundation

We don’t often talk about love when we talk about mindfulness, but in fact love is such an integral aspect of awareness that the two cannot be separated. Spiritual teacher Ram Dass therefore rarely uses the word awareness on its own. He calls it ‘loving awareness’....