February, 2011 Archives

Meditation – the Cure for Winter Blues

How many of you are waking up to another snow day? Besides those living in the ski-friendly state of Colorado, raise your hand if you are excited for more snow, ice, sludge and cold? When I lived in Seattle I experienced six weeks of no sun. Winter and fall were all gray with an occasional peek of light until the arrival of summer. Fortunately, I found that my meditation practice protected me against the mood dips associated with diminished sunlight, a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The American Psychiatric Association defines SAD as “a subtype of major depressive episode.” Like… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Susyn Reeve

I apprenticed with don Miguel Ruiz many years ago. I repeatedly heard him say, “There are 10,000,000 ways to express your love.” There was something about this statement that echoed through me and yet I didn’t immediately explore what it actually meant in my daily life. Then one morning while on a journey in Teotihuacan, Mexico, with don Miguel, I heard him repeat the words, “There are 10,000,000 ways to express your love.” This time, rather than simply echoing through my mind, the words took up residence. As I walked the grounds and climbed the pyramids of this sacred Aztec… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Jen Blackert

What the Mystics Can Teach Us

I make a living speaking and writing about silence. Isn’t that hilarious? But the mystical path is all about paradox. The emptiness that is plenitude. The fire that is elixir. The longing that is the remedy for longing. Mystics are not interested in logical arguments to prove the existence of divine reality. They want direct experience of divine reality. They do not pay much attention to questions of morality. They want to be consumed with love. The mystic is the person who is inexorably drawn to the Great Mystery. The person who wants to drown in that Mystery, to allow… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Josh Kear

CONGRATULATIONS to Josh Kear, 2011 Grammy Award Winner for Song of the Year AND Best Country Song! Last night at the Grammy Awards, Josh Kear won Song of the Year and Best Country Song for co-writing the smash hit, “Need You Now”, with Lady Antebellum. He won his first Grammy in 2007 for co-writing Carrie Underwood’s #1, “Before He Cheats”. Josh has written hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Gloriana, Kellie Pickler, Gary Allen and Gweneth Paltrow, to name just a few.   I’m honored to have had the opportunity to interview Josh… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Josh Kear

Today’s Brilliance from Nicole Casanova

About seven years ago I decided to walk away from my fancy corporate job to do something of more purpose. Up until that point, I was pretty sure that I was just “;Victim Of The World.”; Then I was introduced to A Course in Miracles and numerous other universal principles that all said the same thing- that I was in control. For the first time ever, I learned that my thoughts created my reality and that what I felt internally was exactly what showed up for me externally. I decided to make it my mission to create a tool that… Read more.

Grateful to be “Home”!

I’m so grateful to be able to share with you that finally, we’ve found HOME, in Whitefish, Montana. Wooohooo!!! After more than six months of looking, some part of me is fulfilled knowing that I can unpack and just “be”. For those who have been following this blog, I owe you an apology. I disappeared for the last month, as my days were filled with packing, moving and unpacking. After months of “frustration and fascination“, we moved into our new home last week. We bought a home that was owned by a bank, having been foreclosed on more than a… Read more.

3 Important Lessons For Your Financial Life

Not long after I started my financial planning firm in 1995, I discovered something that was never taught to me in business school. It’s the notion that every person has their own unique and personal relationship with money. I consistently saw how my clients’ emotions were responsible for how they made money, how they kept it, or conversely, how they accumulated debt. Therefore, I’ve made it my mission, and have built a successful practice, on delving into the emotion and psychology behind my clients’ monetary issues. I’ve found that by digging deep and really understanding my clients, I am able… Read more.

Find Your Inner Whistle

Okay, okay, I’m going to make a bold statement. I admit it – I’m over 50 now, yes I am. It is a hard pill to swallow. But I’m getting there and am starting to get comfortable with it. I used to hate walking down a street and getting whistles from the men around me. Now, there were never hundreds, but I got my share. BUT… and again I hate to admit it but… when the whistles started disappearing and finally stopped altogether, I missed them. I missed them… I really, really missed them. So I looked in the mirror…. Read more.

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