December, 2014 Archives


10 Essentials for a Wildly Successful Life

Whether you are planning a trip or packing the kids for camp, there are certain items that need to be considered. Here is a twist on the traditional backpacking pack-list. 10 Essentials for a Wildly Successful Life Navigation: map, compass, possibly a GPS (goal progress system) Hydration: drink, drink drink more water and establish a practice to allow flow into and out of your life emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Nutrition: empower your body, mind, and soul regularly Protection: set boundaries where necessary. Have a place/process for retreating and regrouping. Go there as often as necessary, at least once a week… Read more.

Ways You Can Honor Your Life

We as human beings have the ability to speak, which means to have access to what has been taught and what has been thought. We also have the ability to talk, which means to have access to the wisdom within. To speak and to talk might mean the same thing but are energetically different. The difference between them is to let our lives be dictated by others or being true to our inner selves. The most profound and important thing we can do to honor our life. We all have access to this wisdom and we all have the choice… Read more.

Triumph Over the Toughest Challenges

I was 27 years old, at the start of my medical career and expecting my first child, when the neurologist confirmed what the first clinician had suspected – the tremor I had been experiencing over the preceding year was Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. The diagnosis was made and my dance with denial, fear, anger and secrecy began, one that lasted almost a decade. Thoughts of disability and helplessness eventually turned to hope and optimism but the transformation was a painful and difficult process. My story however is not unique. Each… Read more.

5 Principles To Lead A Fulfilled Life

1. To learn anything, you cannot be afraid to ask questions. This fear no doubt harkens back to grade school, when other kids would poke fun at the kid who asked for clarification on something. Unfortunately, most people don’t grow out of it, fearing others will think them simple. The reality is, while everyone is an expert at something, no one can be an expert in everything. If you don’t ask, you won’t learn. Ask questions until you are satisfied you understand the answer. This may be the only opportunity you have to learn. Don’t miss out on the experience…. Read more.

The Circle of Love

Life is precious. Often we get distracted by day-to-day trivia – those oh-so-important must have’s and must do’s on our lists. But, in the end, most things and activities don’t matter people do. That’s what hit me – hard – as I visited my father in the ICU. In one week, he had endured two open heart surgeries – the first one planned, followed by an emergency second one to correct the first one gone bad. Magically, all trivia vanished. Priorities crystallized. The power of love and human connection reigned. It soothed, healed, and beckoned hope. It was palpable. My… Read more.

Let The Truth Set You Free!

Listen to and act on your truth. Based on the 25 years I’ve been facilitating people, I can say that one of the most common “diseases” that many people suffer from is the failure to live by their truth. I see too many people that live the life that they were conditioned into living by adhering to standards other than their own. They don’t live the life that is suitable for them, one that allows them to express their unique individuality or that is aligned with their individual truth. This entails the price of constant inner conflict and lack of… Read more.

Are You Saying Yes To Life?

I continually advocate how essential it is to do the inner work and have the courage to face your inner demons when that may be the last place you wish to go because of the anticipated pain. For me, it has been about looking at all the ways I am still playing small and hiding out instead of showing up and claiming my destiny. Sometimes we play the “What if…” game when dealing with fear about change. I can understand why the inner journey can feel intimidating and scary. It’s unpredictable and invites a lot of change. The unknown brings… Read more.

How To Do Divine Business

Businesses can and should be mechanisms for doing great God driven things in this world. Money is not bad, unless it becomes the first objective and thus the idol to be sought and worshiped. Many companies know this and succeed in many ways, while they are directed by purposes other than money. Ironically, they also succeed financially, because they have higher goals, not in spite of them. Unfortunately this is harder for public companies, but even many of them do not put money first, and thus reap rewards for themselves and people in general. I have been blessed in my… Read more.

How To Turn Your Inner Light On!

I look within each person who has given up on themselves. If I had imaginary eyes, I would go within each person finding the darkest part of their lives and I would turn the light on those dark areas of their mind, body and soul. When it is dark no one can find their way. We stumble and become confused. When you turn the light on, you can find your way. Once the light is on, you will find the beauty within. You will no longer find thoughts like “I’m not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, can’t do nothing… Read more.

Be Courageous Enough to Follow Your Dreams

I love to see people discover their passion so they can enjoy living fuller, empowered lives. I believe you will find your passion when you gather the courage to do something different. If what you are doing today does not thrill you, if you don’t spring out of bed looking forward to what each new day will hold, you owe it to yourself to make changes. Dare yourself to take action toward pursuing your true purpose. When I resigned after nearly 20 years in advertising sales to pursue my passion for writing, friends said how “brave” I was. I had… Read more.

We are Souls on a Human Journey 

If there were one important – or invaluable – message I could share with the world, it would be that we are souls on a human journey.  Our physical bodies, material possessions and thoughts rooted in fear all boast impermanence and superficiality. This human experience is merely a playground for our souls. A classroom, if you will. Life on earth is a chance to physically express ourselves, to grow our divinity amidst a variety of challenges. We are love. Our roots, our core, our very being is love and light energy. We are intertwined, interconnected to everyone and everything. Such… Read more.

How To Let Your Brilliant Being Shine

I recently came across one of my favorite poems, My Brilliant Image, by the fourteenth century Persian Poet, Hafiz: One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing Light Of your own Being! Hafiz is telling us that the astonishing light, the brilliance of our own being, is already with us.  We are filled with great light that permeates everything.    Brian Swimme, Evolutionary Philosopher and Co-Collaborator of the documentary… Read more.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make HOPE Lemonade

People often ask me how I do what I do — the basics are simple: From childhood, I was taught never to say, “I cannot.” To this day, I excel at whatever I’m doing, especially if someone tells me that I can’t do it. Be true to your core beliefs. Go where God leads you, even if you feel like asking “who me?” God will bring the people into your life that you need, when you need them. In short, He will take care of the details. Aristotle said, “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies… Read more.

Savoring The Journey And The Destiny

Over the course of my lifetime there have been many dark moments – moments of trauma, drama, tragedy and unclarity. In the depths of the dark night of the soul experiences that sometimes have lasted for several years I have found myself again and again on my knees in some way reaching out for support, guidance and a way home to peace and harmony. I’ve been advised to stay focused on the journey -it’s about the journey and not the destination. I’ve been encouraged to focus on what’s good in the moment – truth is that there are moments where… Read more.

Let Your Genius Work For You!

Do you know what genius work is? As a leader within your company, are you spending today doing genius work… the kind of work that is the most valuable and best use of your time? Genius work can be defined as a peak performance state-of-mind. This means that when you are immersed in the genius work you most love and you are working on the projects that require your maximum attention, the results will be world-class! Doing genius work also means that you are focusing on the activities and the action steps that will deliver high impact results, on both… Read more.

Are You Willing to TRY?

I am often asked what made me able to accomplish the things I have at my age. My answer is simple. I was willing to try. I’m a regular teenager. I wouldn’t consider myself gifted, special, or anything else. I’m just someone who thinks “I can.” Sometimes that is all it takes. I have done lectures and workshops for young people all over the country and the greatest ideas I’ve heard have come from other youth. Sometimes those great ideas never take flight because the kids who came up with them are looking at all the reasons they can’t make… Read more.

10 Priceless (And Free) Gifts For Parents To Give Their Child

Many are saying this generation has bred some of the rudest, crudest and most insincere children there are. Every older generation has probably said that about the younger ones. Let’s face it, folks, the generations are what we create. We are, after all, the ones molding them. Though it is not necessarily true (Generation: R for Rude), it is the collective perception. With iPads, iPhones, iThis and iThat out there, perhaps there is a disconnect at home. More time is being spent virtually, with technology rather than with people. Amidst all of the technological advances (distractions), the seeming chaos and… Read more.

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