Mindfulness

Meeting Hades: The Journey Toward the Other

What if through the tunnels of the Story chapter within #StarflightVR we could find the other. We could find Hades, and Hades could find himself? What is it like to move into the surrealistic experience of an archetype? #VirtualReality just enhances the experience of being fully immersed in that very moment, and in this way, serves to stop our minds racing into other directions. Or check the Huffpost for more of the story! Huffington Post Hades Persephone’s song is nothing without Hades. Persephone’s becoming a grown empowered being does not exist without Hades. He is after all the motor of...

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Let it Go

What is stress? In a nutshell, it is the evolutionary key for our survival. We launch into fight or flight or even freeze as soon as we perceive a danger. Our heart rate and blood pressure goes up and our breathing capacities increase. We can now run from the danger or drop down and play dead. This reaction is hard wired into our brains and a way of protecting the body from harm. It may not feel like it at times, but this mechanism is healthy. We need it to survive. The stress response is a neuronal and hormonal response...

Compassion and Business with Jeff Weiner during Wisdom week

Two weeks ago I went to one of the pre-Wisdom 2.0 events, a luncheon with Jeff Weiner and the impressions he made with his insights still linger. The room was filled with early-adopter idealists who are looking for the best way to implement their high ideals into the real world. The LinkedIn CEO was speaking to an audience who view him as the total success story–how to take strong inner core values such as mindfulness, conscious living and compassion– and apply them in the real world.  SUCCESSFULLY. The audience breathed in every word he spoke. Some were skeptical at first...

An Interview with Colette Baron-Reid

Colette is a wonderful force of nature with an incredible eye for the inner workings of the human intuition. Her newest project is the IN-Vizion® Coaching Technique. Based on Jungian archetypal principles it is a process that guides one through the subconscious in a rich voyage of images, which in the end reveal one’s own intuition and imagination. A voyage toward self-awareness. I met Colette at her very first IN-Vizion training and have been honored to lead people through their landscapes and dreams ever since then. The IN-Vizion process is a one of a kind coaching process that lets you...

Thoughts on Stress

  Just a few thoughts to help reduce stress Try to pay attention to the present moment- Listening, observing and noticing our own emotions as they come and go, feeling our body sensations and being attentive to those around us and to the emotions they elicit in us. Try to pay attention to self and others-Be accepting of yourself and others, just as we are. Just as you feel it-just as it comes up for you in the moment. That does not mean that you have to act on every emotion or sensation. It is more about watching the emotions...

Emotions as a tool

Do you react to your emotions? Do you engage in a dialogue that can feel like it is unending after feeling an emotion? If we are able to let emotions pass through us like the wind and express that which is necessary in the moment and finally let them go with grace, we will be able to live our life fully and find peace at the same time. Emotions are there as neuropeptides in our body. They actually signal to us way before we become aware of our arising emotions. It is a a means of communication, a way to...

Diet Pressure

The diet mentality is something incredibly stressful. The pressure to eat or not to eat this food or that. The conversation running underneath it all of whether it is “deserved” or not. The view of food as the enemy, something that will make you gain weight by just looking at it.  The running questions on how do I look or how many pounds did I lose or how many calories did I burn? All of this will just manage to put us under so much stress that we then experience an increase in cortisol. Now here is the thing-cortisol actually...

Hoarding weight

Is it possible to hoard weight? As spring cleaning draws near the thoughts on what I need and what I should discard abound.  What things in my house have no purpose? What are the things that carry “bad” memories that I keep because I feel like I should? The old tea set my father gave me for my first wedding is there in the dining room. I look at it and for a minute and I see my ex husband and then my father, then my first wedding, then in a flash all memories associated with disappointment and broken dreams....

Painting life

Look at how you paint your life. What landscapes do you have in front of you? Where are you going? Do you know what your goals are? Or are they merely a play of shadows in a vast landscape of fog? What does happiness mean to you? What does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like? Embrace it! Your life is your painting, your very own artwork. What do you want it to look like? Does it look like that now?

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."      Carl R. Rogers