Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays


“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Your Wisdom Lies Within


“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” ~Carl Jung To grow and transform into our greatest selves requires us to be curious about what we don’t know about others, our situations in life, and ourselves. As Baron Baptiste says, consider that your greatest opportunity for growth occurs in the areas […]

Explore Yourself With “The Untethered Soul” By Michael Singer


“The Untethered Soul” is one of those books that has earned front and center status on my bookshelf. Michael Singer is humble and honest in his approach to teaching us how to look deeply at our self. He shows us how to open our heart and soul instead of collapsing and withdrawing from the world. […]

Sit Still For A Minute- The Compassionately Selfish Wish for Enlightenment


There is a scene, in “Eat, Pray, Love”, with Julia Roberts, which is based on the true life story by Elizabeth Gilbert, where she cannot sit still for 1 minute to meditate. Can you relate? Similar to being in Savasana, (Challenge #8) when we quiet our body, our mind takes a little longer to catch […]

Finding the Intellect, Mastering the Self: An Evening with Gautam Jain at the Yoga Shelter


Yoga Shelter owner Eric Paskel stood at the podium and spoke before a packed studio in Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Remove opinions. Receive information. And if you like it, there are many, many ways to learn more. He was introducing the second of three nights of lectures by Gautam Jain, director of the Vedanta Cultural Foundation in New […]

Be Fearless – 6 Perfections To Live A Happier Life


Becoming a Bodhisattva is a huge step in helping not only yourself, but also every other sentient being, both seen and unseen. Most people are self-motivated and work primarily to solve their own problems, keeping others a distant second. Should someone do an act of kindness, repayment is generally expected whether in the form of […]