Posts in Mindfulness
How to access the bliss, love + unity that is already within you

Most of the time, we are completely identified with our thoughts, living in our heads, and in the swirling, looping projections of the mind. We live mostly in the past and the future. And when we identify with our minds, we can spend a lot of time in fear and regret, rather than in the goodness of the present moment.

The truth is that our deeper selves are not our thoughts, not our minds. We are the awareness beneath the thoughts. The still space from which the thoughts arise. This awareness or consciousness is in itself bliss, love, and unity. The more we practice mindfulness, the more we begin to LIVE from stillness and true happiness.

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How Mindfulness Changed My Life

Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days- and with good reason. It has radically transformed my life, and when I teach it to my clients, I watch their lives transform as well. Instead of trying to give you a high-level overview of the science, statistics, or strategies of mindfulness (after all, there are plenty of great resources out there written by teachers and practitioners who’ve been at it far longer than me) I thought I would just tell you what mindfulness does for ME. 

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4 Simple Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Overwhelm

It can feel really difficult in a moment of overwhelming anxiety and stress to remember what to do to get back to equilibrium. So I’ve made a “cheat sheet” of some of the grounding techniques that I teach clients to use when their minds are racing or they feel overwhelmed by emotions.

Teaching our nervous systems to calm down not only helps us to feel more happiness and inner peace, but also benefits our productivity, our relationships, and our ability to impact the world at large.

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Befriending the Inner Critic and Overcoming Perfectionism

I spent years trying to silence my Inner Critic. In my mind, she was what held me back from greatness. The shame I felt when she attacked me was overwhelming, so I procrastinated, and resisted my creative impulses, and held myself back from truly being seen. Then I learned how to befriend her, and things shifted.

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