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the radical concept of ease: breathe in, breathe out

the radical concept of ease: breathe in, breathe out

(Photo credit: In Her Image)   You're probably like I was: you've already heard about all the amazing benefits that a regular meditation practice can bring into your life. This isn't just New Age woo (and hey, I'm a fan of the woo)--there are actual, clinical,...

living in the world of sensuous delight

living in the world of sensuous delight

My new phrase: sensuous delight   sen·su·ous. adjective. 1. perceived by or affecting the senses 2. readily affected through the senses 3. of or pertaining to sensible objects or to the senses   de·light. noun. 1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy;...

how “faux fear” might be fauxing up your life

how “faux fear” might be fauxing up your life

"Faux-fear"? What's that? In my line of work, one of the biggest misconceptions that I need to work with is this one: MYTH: That fear is a distinct feeling, known in the moment it is felt, and that it only shows up in that one way. Just as there are many different...

The 2012 Recap

2012 brought with it a number of revelations and revolutions, moments of WTF?!? and moments of fully-owned joy. In summation (and nothing close to the actual order of events) this year... First, the biggies: I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, had my first...

Conscious Crying

Conscious Crying

When I’m interviewed about courage (or anything else), it’s common for the interviewer to ask about any particular tips, tools, tricks, or advice that I have for how someone can...practice more courage. Feel more fulfilled. Experience more joy. This is a delicate...

The radically alive holiday: “on your own terms” edition

“What are you doing for the holidays?” people ask. “Mmmm,” I respond with a smile, “Absolutely nothing. Chilling out at home. It’s a very relaxed holiday.” The common response: “Oh, god--I wish I could do that!” Then they share the hectic weeks ahead of them, of...