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Merry Christmas! A Year in Review.

Can you believe we are at the end of 2014? I can confirm what they say: the older you get, the faster time flies.  I’m remembering the special moments of this year as we wrap it up. I’m so grateful to you for having been a part of this year, and for allowing me the opportunity toRead More

Establish Your Own Holiday Tradition: for Expats and Practitioners

Whether it’s because you live as an expat outside of your own culture, or because you follow a spiritual path other than Christianity, establishing your own tradition empowers you to live according to your own belief system. Read More

Are you aligned with your life’s purpose?

Are you aligned with your life’s purpose?

With body, breath and mind aligned with the heart, your life’s purpose will reveal itself without you having to do anything. It is simply a matter of training yourself to be present, listen, and follow the voice of your inner guidance, then allowing the momentum of your intention move you forward.Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude

If you gathered with family to celebrate Thanksgiving, you probably had a moment to reflect on gratitude. I love that we in the US have a holiday dedicated to recognising the importance of this feeling. And yet, it is more than just a feeling…gratitude is actually something you can cultivate on a regular basis. WhenRead More

10 Daily Habits to Maintain Mental Health and Emotional Equilibrium

If you look at the full spectrum of mental health, you might say there is crazy, “normal” and highly evolved. In many government run institutions, mental health often means simply not crazy. And the definition of crazy keeps changing. Freud and Jung are still widely accepted as fathers of modern psychology. Even though we understand thatRead More

Frequently Asked Questions About Silent Meditation Retreat

You don’t have to be “spiritual” or “religious” to experience the deep state of calm that is our natural birthright. It’s simply a matter of practice, like any musician or artist would confirm. You show up and apply the technique, and eventually you achieve some results. In this case, the practice is sitting meditation.
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These 3 Steps Could Change Your Life

These 3 Steps Could Change Your Life

My first act of free will is to recognise that I have it. ~William James   Each moment is an opportunity to re-start your life. I’m not kidding. That may sound a bit exaggerated, but you can choose at any moment to approach things in a new way. BUT, the caveat here is that inRead More

What’s the Difference Between Temporary Pleasure and Genuine Happiness?

What’s the Difference Between Temporary Pleasure and Genuine Happiness?

It’s so tempting to believe that if we just get what we want, everything will be wonderful. You may sense that something is missing and if and when that illusive “something” comes along then you’ll be really happy. But I think you know how that goes.Read More

How to Develop (and Maintain) a Meditation Practice

How to Develop (and Maintain) a Meditation Practice

Here are a few tricks I’ve learned to develop and maintain a meditation practice:Read More

The Journey to Teaching Yoga Internationally

The Journey to Teaching Yoga Internationally

I’ve been a paid guest in some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Quite often the resorts will pay airfare as well, and offer a work permit, so I’ve been able to spend extended periods of time in some very exotic places. The experience is rich, and I have friends from all around the world as a result.Read More

Mental Health for Expats:  a Short Guide

Mental Health for Expats: a Short Guide

Learning to adapt is the best way to create a strong mind and boost mental health. A supple mind is a relaxed mind. Seasoned expats have learned that accepting things as they are increases confidence and well-being, knowing you can handle whatever challenge comes your way with strength and grace. This is a skill anyone – expat or not – can benefit from.Read More