Category Archives: Energy

The Four Questions I Had When I First Started Meditating  

When I first started meditating, my inner skeptic and perfectionist flared up. Was I doing it right? Which type of meditation should I do? I don’t have time for this! How can I fit it into my schedule? Will people think I’m weird?! Then during the years of yo-yo meditating, I questioned which was the right type of meditation for me. It took a while to start a regular meditation practice that I felt good about. Yep…at points I literally felt guilt that I was doing the wrong type of meditation (still working through my Irish Catholic guilt). To help you avoid the same experience I had, below I share the four questions that blocked my commitment to regular meditating and what I’ve learned since.

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Four Positive Energy Lessons I Learned from My French Bulldog

Several weeks ago my boyfriend and I caught ourselves saying, we need to be more like Miles, our French bulldog. It made us laugh. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much we’d benefit if we adopted a few of his habits. Who knew Mr. Frenchie was such a positive energy guru?

1. Do Nothing

I recently heard the phrase wild idling, which means DO NOTHING. Described by the wonderful Lianne Raymond, I immediately connected with message. Doing nothing for 5-10 minutes a day. Literally do nothing – just sit or lie down.  Don’t even meditate. It might make you feel uncomfortable, frustrated, emotional or bored. Do it anyway. Resist getting back on Facebook. Shut off the TV.

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3 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself

Lately I’ve been so inspired by the messages I’m receiving from people all over the country. People who are taking life by the horns, which, as I’m sure you know, requires some big-time stepping outside of your comfort zone. It takes courage, guts and giant leaps of faith. So to my friends out there who are in the middle of taking a leap, this blog is for you. 😉 To those who have a little seed planted deep in their mind about a leap they’d like to make, I hope this blog serves as a little fertilizer.

To clarify, a leap outside your comfort zone could be anything…starting a business, starting or ending a relationship, starting a yoga practice, leading a meditation event, changing a mental thought pattern, and much more. Our comfort zones are all different. Regardless of the specific details, here’s what I’ve found to be true when you get ready to take a leap.

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Eliminate Limiting Beliefs in 5 Minutes or Less

Good news. You don’t need years of therapy or bottles of wine to release those limiting beliefs you’ve been carrying around for years. You know the ones I’m talking about…I’m not good enough. I don’t deserve the best. I’ll never succeed. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to try something new. Bonus: what I’ll share with you might also help your luck at the craps tables in Vegas. But more on that later…

Earlier this year I stumbled upon something called tapping, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I noticed it was gaining popularity with some of the spiritual leaders I follow and made a mental note to look into it some day. Soon after, I was on the phone with my coach who shared his recent experience doing a tapping video, tapping for $50K. Within a week his condo sold with a profit of $50K (more than he expected). Hmmm. I Googled the video and did it myself. Within a week an unexpected check arrived in my mailbox. It wasn’t $50K, but it was enough to catch my attention.

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Reiki Is Too “Out There” For Me

I get it. It was for me too. Five years ago I would never have guessed I’d be doing intuitive Reiki readings on clients. I would have called myself crazy (and not the fun kind of crazy that I admire in others).

But sometimes, if you release control, and let the winds of life blow you in a different direction, you’ll be pleasantly surprised where you land. That’s what happened to me. A few years ago I felt stuck. Big time stuck.

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How Do I Meditate?

One of the questions clients most frequently ask me is…how do I meditate? It can be tricky to figure out, or at least it was for me. I started my meditation journey in 2007 out of sheer desperation. At the time I was intensely working out 5-6 times a week to help manage my anxiety. However, after an accident, I wasn’t able to work out for a minimum of four months.

I felt trapped. Terrified that my anxiety, constantly operating right below the surface, would get the best of me again. Willing to try anything, but limited in options, I turned to meditation. And it paid off. Being housebound for several months ended up being one of the most peaceful experiences of my life, which I primarily credit to my meditation practice.

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Seven Ways to Bring Your Summer Glow Into the Autumn Season

When I say glow I’m not referring to that sun-kissed face. I’m referring to our energy, which is really what we mean when we say that someone is glowing. After all, you don’t have to be tan to be told, you’re glowing! It’s something unseen but perceptible, radiating from the inside outward.

Our heightened sense of freedom (summer vacations) and increased amount of time spent outdoors (beach, boats, pool) both contribute to our summer glow. Being outside renews and refreshes our energy. And often our busy, responsibility-filled schedules ease up just a bit to allow for some summertime relaxation and fun.

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Three Steps to Positive Affirmations that Work

Clients often ask me, do affirmations really work? The answer is yes. They definitely work, provided you follow a few simple guidelines provided below.

Here’s why. In order to flourish in life, we need a ratio of three to one positive to negative thoughts. In relationships, the ratio needs to be even higher – five to one positive to negative thoughts. (So next time you find yourself mentally complaining that your hubby didn’t take out the trash, choose to think of five things you love about him. You’ll feel happy right away AND you’ll be happy to see him later.)

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What’s Your Energy Telling You?

Last week, as I lounged under the shade of a palm tree, taking in the image of the sun sparkling like millions of diamonds against the beautiful ocean, I plugged away at some work. Writing about how our root chakra looks muddy and sluggish when unbalanced, I pushed down the feeling I was describing my own root chakra in that very moment. How could that be? I’m in Maui! Nah…can’t be.

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Breaking Addiction to Struggle

Have you ever noticed that accepting the good that comes to you sometimes feels uncomfortable? Struggle is so familiar that positive results, especially seemingly effortless ones, become an unfamiliar experience. Negative ones become familiar, expected and even comfortable to us.

Last year I became a little disenchanted with vision boards and manifesting, etc. Nothing I seemed to be pasting on the board seemed to be happening. Then I learned that I was approaching it with missing pieces. While I was pasting pretty pictures of the outcomes I wanted, lack was still my mindset. I wasn’t allowing for what the universe wanted to give me. My underlying operating system was focusing on not having it over having it.

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