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![…]

hurricane, inner peace

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Communication With Tolerance Allows For Emergence of Meaningful Solutions

Communication occurs nonverbally even in silence because it is impossible to not communicate.  But a culture of silence is costly and erodes relationships. Even in dialogue, it is easy to be impatient and indignant with views that oppose your own. Well-intended communication can be easily misunderstood. If you want folks to talk with any hope of Read more about Communication With Tolerance Allows For Emergence of Meaningful Solutions[…]

The Silent Echo of Your Inner Wisdom

She could still hear reverberations of musical chanting. These were more than a silent echo in her mind. Originating in her yoga class, the sounds seemed to continue wafting along in the air on their own unique path to infinity. Mindfulness practice is like this too. It helps you recognize the sound of your own inner Read more about The Silent Echo of Your Inner Wisdom[…]

courageous presence

Courageous Presence: Mindfulness Even in Times of Adversity

To live and lead effectively, you must develop and maintain an authentically courageous presence.  This is not to be confused with false bravado.  Authentic courage is actually about love. Maintaining a courageous presence means you must come home to and be in alignment with your true self, aka your soul and your higher power. Interestingly, Read more about Courageous Presence: Mindfulness Even in Times of Adversity[…]