I just hiked the Inca trail in Peru! It was one of the hardest things I have ever done both mentally and physically! Before we began one of our guides took me aside and said, “Are you the leader of this group?” I responded “yes.” He leaned in closer and looked me in the eye and said “You have a great responsibility. You will determine how the group does on this trail. They will look to you as their guide to find strength, encouragement and positive thinking. If you are positive they will be and if you are scared they will be.” I said “Yes, I don’t take that responsibility lightly.” He said “yes, but, this is even more serious because the mountain hears you. She will hear your thoughts and your words and she will give you whatever you are asking for. It is imperative that you keep you thoughts pure as we embark on this journey.”
Every year I go to Costa Rica and every year it gets harder to return home. I asked myself what is it that is so magical about Costa Rica and the answer that always comes to me is... PURA VIDA My biggest take away from the retreat to Costa Rica this year is "Life is … Continue reading Pura Vida
Today try letting go of your story. Wipe your slate clean. Arrive into this moment free. Unpack all of your baggage including; where you have been, what you have done and who you are supposed to be. Then, let go of the strings attaching you to your desires; the places you intend to go, what you intend to do, create or become.
Every day I try to look at the same things, hold the same yoga poses, go to the same places and see them differently. I seriously am a HABIT breaking fool! I view HABIT as the enemy! I struggle with the same boundaries as everyone else. I get it! How do you live in the same house, with the same people, go to the same job and still expect the unexpected?
I have survived many devastating storms in my life! So, many that you would think if I spotted a storm coming I may run and hide! This is going to sound crazy but, the truth is, I often find myself praying for a storm. Sometimes it seems my whole life has been swept up in … Continue reading What is trying to leave your Life?
Busyness is the temporary band-aid covering up the ever growing wound of emptiness. It seemed that the busier I got the more time was passing me by. In a race against time and determined to win, I kept trying to pack more into each day. But, then I noticed that packing my schedule was like giving nitrous to the rocket ship that was my life and watching it blast off without me. If I was going to win this race I was going to have to take a drastically different approach!
If I was to tell my life stories in a series of dreams, this would be where the scariest nightmares happened many years earlier. The ones that wake you in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and you feel relief that it was only just a dream.
"O monkey, disillusioned by our curse, you will for a long time be unaware of your own strength,." This was what was said to Hanuman, the monkey headed, Diety in the Hindu myth just before his super powers were taken from him. In the myth it is said that “the power of the words of the great sages, left Hanuman deprived of his strength.” However, there was no magic. His powers weren’t really taken from him. He was just put into a trance where he forgot he had ever had them. He only finds his powers again when he is reminded.
Happiness isn’t something that happens outside of us. It is something that happens inside. It isnt in things or experiences. We need to stop allowing our TV programming be our guide to happiness. Watching every night and thinking "They are happy. Maybe if I have that thing I can be happy too."
Did you know that in the united states over the past 30 years Antidepressant prescribing has risen nearly 400% and suicide has surged to the highest levels ever. Studies show that those suffering the most seemed to be Middle aged women and men who are no different from you and me…