Grow Your Spark

How to Grow Your Spark!

It only takes a tiny spark to build a rip-roaring fire. Our thoughts and feelings grow from a single spark in much the same way. We tend to have Velcro for noticing the sparks we don’t want, and we have Teflon for those we do. Thus, we unwittingly grow what is undesired when we allow a negative Read more about How to Grow Your Spark![…]

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Holding Space for Yourself is Essential to Living A Life You Love

Holding space is the gift of your presence. Often you give this to others without recognizing you need it for yourself.  This is so much more than carving out quiet time in which to sit with another or to be with yourself. It’s a practice that involves the essence of you and the intentional energy Read more about Holding Space for Yourself is Essential to Living A Life You Love[…]

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Like Calming a Baby – You Can Find Inner Peace During Times of Storm

It is easy to lose connection to inner peace and wisdom by getting caught up in the drama of any storm or adversity. The incessant focus on what’s going wrong (or what can go wrong) keeps the body in a state of chronic emergency response and puts the sympathetic nervous system into overdrive.  This is Read more about Like Calming a Baby – You Can Find Inner Peace During Times of Storm[…]

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Can A Royal Princess One Day Lead the World?

Meghan Markle has an opportunity to create great meaning in her role as a royal princess. She will have the greatest impact if she leads through her “authenstory” which is the journey of her authentic self as it navigates this human existence. The authentic self is sometimes called “the seat of the soul.” As such, authentic Read more about Can A Royal Princess One Day Lead the World?[…]

Energy

Be Intentional About Your Energy Today

Energy makes a difference. It can connect or separate us. Even one person can change the energy around them, positively or negatively. Negative energy is driven by fear and aversive emotions.  Positive energy is fueled by love. It makes sense to be intentional about your energy and its origins. Fear-driven energy often originates in the fears Read more about Be Intentional About Your Energy Today[…]

About Presence

About Presence

Presence is about essence and energy. It is about you being present to yourself and to others.  It includes your moment to moment experience of the now. Presence involves both your visibility and the energy others experience of you. Being fully present is being completely awake to all aspects of being. No words are required. You Read more about About Presence[…]

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Humble Curiosity Is A Pathway to Meaningful Connection

An innocent inquisitiveness from a position of humble curiosity is useful when you wish to engage with others in a meaningful way. Humble curiosity means to lean in with nonjudgmental interest, suspending preconceived notions. It involves a willingness to allow things to naturally unfold without your influence. Whether connecting people, things, or ideas, curiosity can Read more about Humble Curiosity Is A Pathway to Meaningful Connection[…]

Validation is an essential communication tool that let's others know that you see, hear, and/or know them and that you truly get it from their frame of reference.

Validation is Essential to Effective Relationships: Everyone Wants to be Seen & Heard

Validation is not just something to give to others. It is also important to validate your own inner self. Validation is a method for deep understanding. It can let others know you get it from their frame of reference. This requires that you truly see, hear and/or deeply know who and what you are trying to Read more about Validation is Essential to Effective Relationships: Everyone Wants to be Seen & Heard[…]

Pausing to reflect can increase you vision and perspective with which to set a more effective intention.

Pause to Check your Intention to Improve Its Power and Effectiveness

Fuel your intention with a powerful energy. The energy fueling your intention can be more powerful than the intention itself. The road paved with good intentions will follows the pathway of the energy beneath the intent. When you dig deeply at the base of your intention, you will find one of the basic life energies Read more about Pause to Check your Intention to Improve Its Power and Effectiveness[…]

Notice & Engage With Kindness

Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence

On that windy and frigid Manhattan evening, folks in the theater line were pre-occupied with simply staying warm. No one seemed to notice a young sidewalk musician as he shivered in the cold. You could barely hear him singing above the murmur of the crowd. However, when the singer began an old Beatles tune, “Let Read more about Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence[…]