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Forgiveness is the most powerful gift we can give ourselves. Through forgiveness, we can access true freedom – free of the past; free of our demons; free of our ego.

Whether it is a global event, a romantic heartbreak, or a disappointment with a friend – any and every time we feel betrayed, disappointed, or hurt; it is remarkably hard as humans to move on.  We are angry, saddened,...

When your mind is facing uncertainty (and subsequent anxiety), it craves a sense of surety; a calming reminder that everything will be okay. To help reduce the stress and its full body takeover, one of the most effective strategies is connecting back to a constant in your life.

As I spend more time on this earth and exploring every crook of this body, I have become increasingly aware of myself – of the way my energy rises and falls with the season and the moon; of the tendencies that bring me safety and the habits that lead to disconnection.  The more time I have spent with myself, the more I have become aware that I (like you) am complex and ever-chang...

If you are feeling more run down than inspired as Christmas day grows near, you are not alone. In fact, I'd argue that the peak joy of the holiday season happens around December 1st for me - my childhood memories of the holidays and Christmas movies flood in, and I haven't yet had the adult reality of the season set in.

Sometimes the universe works in magical ways to give you exactly what you need at the exact moment that you need it.

Take this morning as an example – as I am getting ready to start a new chapter in my life, I open my daily meditation book to today’s excerpt, and from out of the pages comes the most brilliant and relevant message that I could ever ask for. Thank you, universe.

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Friendships are a powerful thing.

As humans, they are a vital part of what it means to live in the world. They connect us, ground us, humble us, and teach us about what it means to be a person. From the very beginning of our time on the earth, we are connected to people - and as soon as we begin to develop our independence, it is through relationships with friends that we learn ou...

I was in a yoga class recently, bending and twisting to bring my body into a pose that I was once able to move into seamlessly. As I struggled to find my breathe, I found my mind racing and judging my muscles and joints because I was unable to find what I once so easily achieved. In my moment of struggle and negative self-talk, the beautiful person leading the class quietly whisp...

Maybe you’re new to mindfulness, or maybe you’re a seasoned vet of meditation — either way, there are things you have inevitably wondered about the practice of regular meditation. Today, we’ll dig those thoughts out of you and address them out in the open – because we are all thinking them!

To get started, let’s break down the difference between meditation and mindfulness.

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Sometimes you pass by things hundreds of times and never notice them. Then all of the sudden, something grabs your attention and your life is forever changed. Meet the Holstee Manifesto. I’d guess it probably looks familiar to you. Me too. Today, I read it for the first time.

And my life will be forever changed.

“Travel Often. Getting lost will help you find yourself”

​Even with the best intentions, some days no matter how positively you start the day, you wind up grumpy, angry, hurt, or disappointed by the time you get to lunch…or dinner if you are lucky.

One of the hardest things to recognize is the root of our negative feelings, and even harder is making the effort to overcome the negativity once it has set in. Truth is: 90% of the time our...

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