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5 Ways to Engage in Work and Life

A recent Gallup poll revealed a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work today. This is not surprising when you observe how often we are distracted and overwhelmed with information. Many of us have lost our presence, purpose and engagement in our work and our lives. Spending 3 fabulous days with my…

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Surprise Yourself this Holiday

I decided not to put up a Christmas tree this year. Not because I was bitter or in protest, but because I just couldn’t face spending the 4 days it takes to get the decorations out of the crawlspace, go through them, make room for them, and then clean up and put them all away…

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You are Not Your Brain!

Last month I attended a mindfulness retreat, (which was part of a class I took in January and kept postponing because I was too busy). We spent the day in silence with various mindfulness practices of yoga, body scan and meditation. At lunch, we were encouraged to go outside and maintain our silence while practicing…

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Nurses

How are you celebrating your nurses during National Nurses Week this year? With all the uncertainties in healthcare today, it can be challenging to even think about celebrations, let alone pay for them. The chaos we are feeling these days makes it even MORE important that your nurses are acknowledged and appreciated for all they do. Here are my…

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5 Ways to Fall In Love With Yourself

This month we will hear about love—A LOT with Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks away. We can all agree love makes the world go round, but we may forget that it all begins with each one of us. Whatever your current relationship status is, if you seek love from another, fall in love with…

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Unplug to Engage

Last week was busy—too busy. I created a very tight schedule with book signings, speaking, preparing for a month of travel, writing deadlines and hosting a party, all in addition to my normal yoga and coaching clients. I left no room for error and no time to catch my breath and transition from one activity…

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The High Cost of Chaos

Just when you think the distractions of summer are about over and the economy is turning around, we get another unexpected round of uncertainty and sliding markets.  The fear and panic from all the indecision and volatility is palpable and creates chaos, which never serves because… Chaos is exhausting. Anxiety and fear drain our energy,…

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Tantra: It's Not Just About the Sex

I attended the Grand Gathering for Anusara Inspired Teachers in Squaw Valley, California last week with Anusara founder John Friend.  Taking master classes with John and workshops with senior teachers was a supportive, enriching and renewing experience, but what I really enjoyed most was the discussion of Tantra philosophy twice a day. An inter-religious spiritual…

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Summer Solstice: Let the Light In

Happy Summer Solstice!  Today is the longest day of the year and is a result of the Earth‘s north-south axis being tilted 23.4 degrees relative to the sun.  This allows our Northern Hemisphere  to have more light than on any other day in 2011. There are many celebrations across different cultures for the Summer Solstice and one…

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What is Your Big Life?

I have just spent a day and a half with 40 highly successful and sophisticated women at Spruce Mountain Ranch, my first Camp Experience event called Get Away and Get it!   I once again am reminded of the value of getting away and spending rich time with like minded people.  With great food, yoga, a…

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