I know I’m in the company of millions when I say my life has been turned upside down. Things are uncertain. My anxiety has reached unprecedented levels and my emotions are all over the map — from gratitude for my health and understanding the value of what truly matters in life, to fear and anxiety…

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In your life, are you more driven by what inspires you or what scares you? Last week as I was navigating some deep-seated not-enough stories and wrestling with the fear of filming my classes, I found myself up against the wall, an ultimate moment of brutal and honest truth, asking myself: Are you more driven…

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How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up, but you start to create a story about what this incident must mean about you, your life, your past or your future? When the shitty…

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Towards the end of 2018, I made a pact with one of my dearest friends, Kevin, that we would only fill ourselves up and surround ourselves with the things that fueled our body, mind and soul in 2019. We were done with the negativity, the drama – and our complaining. So, we made a pact…

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  My little guy turned 10 yesterday and it’s hard to believe we’re already in double digits. Last night as I was watching him play his video game (Fortnight is all the rage btw), I reflected on the last 10 years of life with Johnny – all the various of stages of growth, not just…

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  The Universe wants to be noticed…and heard. Problem is, we aren’t always listening.   Did you ever get a gut feeling to do something and not do it? Have you ever had an intuitive nudge that was telling you something was going to happen, something that when it did happen, you chalked up to…

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  Over the last week in California, something shifted for me. It wasn’t a singular action that spurred this shift in consciousness, nor was it the trip itself. But, removing myself from my daily life became a powerful pause that allowed me to tune in and listen.   When I stepped away from my daily…

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    Long ago, the Buddha was speaking in a small town, sharing what he’d learned about freedom from suffering, when a woman suddenly rushed up to him holding the body of her child. Through wrenching sobs, the woman, Kisa Gotami, begged the Buddha to bring her child back to life. This was at a…

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  Life continually moves through contrasts – rise and fall, success and failure, loss and gain, acceptance and blame. In these moments it’s difficult, if not near-impossible, to keep a balanced heart and mind. In these moments, it’s challenging to simply observe what’s happening around us without getting caught up in what’s going on inside…

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    It’s not fair.   It’s a phrase that likely has been with us our whole life, to greater and lesser degrees. As children, we learned to use the phrase, “It’s not fair,” when our parents won a game of Candyland or we couldn’t get the toy we wanted at Kmart. As adults, we’ve…

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