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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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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Seven Easy Ways To A Mindful Mindset In Any Circumstance

In distressful times, it can be especially helpful to rest in moments of inner peace.  Here are seven easy ways to create a mindful mindset, no matter how dire your circumstances. First ground yourself by counting five things you see, four things you hear, three things you feel, two things you smell, and one thing Read more about Seven Easy Ways To A Mindful Mindset In Any Circumstance[…]

Connect to the Truth of Who You Are

In the hustle and bustle of this material world, it can be challenging to make time to connect with the truth of who you are. Do you know who you really are? Music is one of many ways to connect to the spirit of you. Perhaps this bit of mythology can some provide inspiration: In Read more about Connect to the Truth of Who You Are[…]

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Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks

Lessons on mindfulness exist in our everyday moments, including tips on how to be present with curiosity and nonjudgment. One such lesson was a gift from quite an unexpected source. In years long past, my father-in-law gave me a 1920’s vintage watch. He was an octogenarian and a retired watchmaker. Despite progressive tremors and a declining health, Read more about Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks[…]