Tagged as: essential self

what Jennifer Lawrence and her Oscar have to do with you and your dharma

Jennifer Lawrence, her Oscar, and your Dharma What do Jennifer Lawrence and her Oscar have to do with you and your dharma? Keep reading. This is proof of really good stuff. Cosmic forces, soul-led living, and deeper, peaceful happiness. Surprising Affirmation The former magazine editor in me still lights up whenever the Vogue tombe lands…

Sep 3, 2013 · Read More · Comment (1)

7 reasons why pursuing happiness is the least selfish thing you can do

To be honest… As I sit down all snug-style (cross-legged on my yoga block) to write this, there’s a lil’ bit of underlying tension beneath the surface. I said ‘no’ the other day. And not just any day. Father’s Day. I said ‘no’ to dinner with my in-laws. And they’re fabulous. Like, big-meat-eaters who cook…

Jun 19, 2013 · Read More · Comment

creating your world

Everything has an impact. And everything is a choice. How do you want to feel? Apathetic, overwhelmed, tired, exhausted, frazzled… Or lit up, on fire, in charge, empowered, full of joy? Notice what you watch, what you eat –what you let into your life How do you feel when you spend time with those people…

Apr 24, 2013 · Read More · Comment

using gratitude as deflection. do you do this?

There’s a beam of light radiating from someone’s eyes. Coming straight for you. They’re lit up, grinning ear to ear. “Thank you,” they say, filled-up with it, overflowing with it, shimmering with it. “Thank you” you say, “I’ve learned a lot from Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Martha Beck, my first yoga teacher, my life coach,…

Apr 18, 2013 · Read More · Comment

keeping the faith. 5 ways to keep the faith in the face of fear

I dream big. Scratch that. I’m called to act on a scale that is bigger than me. It’s like an ache in my heart that gets louder and achier if I try to ignore it. It’s like a fire in my belly that gets stronger and hotter if I stop paying attention. It keeps me…

Jan 9, 2013 · Read More · Comment

understanding, custom yoga, gingerbread. #20daysofgiving Day 7 round-up

#20DaysofGiving On December 5, I started the #20daysofgiving Challenge. I’d been doing a lot of ‘wanting.’ And the 20 Days of Giving didn’t come to me first as a challenge; it came to me first as gift. I wasn’t thinking of it; I wasn’t trying for it; and I didn’t expect it. It came into…

Dec 12, 2012 · Read More · Comment

you’re not who they think you are

Have you ever had one of those days? You know–one of those days–where everything feels off and everybody seems critical and nothing seems to be working? Nobody’s emailed you back, your texts go unanswered, and each time you reach out to someone the response is negative. And then it starts to rain–a torrential downpour. And…

Oct 30, 2012 · Read More · Comment

outsourcing happiness. are you doing this?

“If I had a different job, I’d be happy.” “If my mom was more loving, I’d be happy.” “If my friends would be better to me, I’d be happy.” Here was my big one, and it was so big I didn’t even realize it was there ‘cos I’d believed it for years: “I can only…

Jul 17, 2012 · Read More · Comment (3)

the self-sacrificing woman. I call bull$hit. an ode to happiness

Celebration So today, the makers of this ad celebrate Crystal, who puts all of her “responsibilities before herself time and again.” Today, I say screw that. Piss off. You and your health-crushing, stereotype-promoting, woman-minimizing messaging. This doesn’t serve anybody. How many times in how many ways do we need to hear this? “In order to…

Jul 3, 2012 · Read More · Comment (5)

this month of love, love yourself

We can receive nothing from the world that we can’t give ourselves. This month of love…love yourself. I invite you to dive deep into the ocean of boundless, endless, indescribably powerful LOVE that exists within your very own heart. I invite you to drop the belief that love comes from outside. I invite you to…

Jan 31, 2012 · Read More · Comment
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