EP18: Regret & Acceptance

What is regret? What is acceptance? They are our gauge for how we’re experiencing each moment. Our quality of experience is contingent on which of these we exercise at any moment. Continue reading “EP18: Regret & Acceptance”

Free From Judgment: At Peace With The Past

The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment. Jiddu Krishnamurti

There’s an old story of two Buddhist monks walking along the far stretches of the Taklamakan Desert. They come across a small stream in Kashgar, and spot a woman struggling to make it across with all her belongings. One of the monks decides to pick up the woman with her things and carry her on his back as the two men cross the stream on foot. Monk #1 sets her down at the other end, says nothing, and continues on with monk #2 still by his side. The two monks walk in silence for miles more before monk #2 speaks up and says, “You know we are not permitted to touch the opposite sex; what you did is offensive.” And he looked on expectantly, awaiting an explanation.

“Oh, you’re still carrying that?” replies monk #1. “I dropped her off 3 miles ago.” Continue reading “Free From Judgment: At Peace With The Past”

EP17: Judgment

How would it feel to make peace with the past, forgive who you were way back when and allow your growth to unfold as it may? That would require you to stop judging the past! Would that feel nice, not to be judged anymore? Well, as much as you make others the defendant on your “court of justice,” you do the same to yourself when you condemn yourself for the past. Your suffering is in direct proportion to the extent to which you judge others and yourself. Continue reading “EP17: Judgment”

EP16: Sex, Dating & Relationships

Sex, Dating and Relationships Expert and certified life coach, Natalie Vartanian, joins me to discuss how to keep your sex and dating lives healthy. She answers the questions: how do you heal from negative relationship baggage, how do you make commitment work, how do you get over your inhibitions in the bedroom, how do you keep intimacy spicy, is there repair after a cheating lover, and so much more. If you’re dating or in a committed relationship, this episode is for you!

Episode 16: Sex, Dating and Relationships

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EP15: Expectations vs Agreements

Relationships don’t have to be hard. The effort you continue to put into your relationships might be going into the most inefficient places. You might be sabotaging your relationships because you just don’t know better. For instance, are you making demands or requests of others in your relationships? Are you requiring certain things from others that you’re not doing yourself? How are you disregarding the opinions and beliefs of the other person in the relationship? If you’re placing expectations onto another person, you’re purposely looking for reasons to sabotage the relationship. The only thing you can expect from expectations is disappointment, letdown, bitterness and resentment. Continue reading “EP15: Expectations vs Agreements”

The Truth About Forgiveness: Set Yourself Free

It’s any wonder why someone would choose darkness when light is just a decision away. A decision to incorporate new thoughts of wellness and peace into one’s mindset, thereby overriding thoughts of disease and hate. A decision to view another person as capable of making mistakes and in need of as much mercy as you or I. In other words, decisions to move out from under the shadows and into the sun.

It’s any wonder, too, that someone would choose punishment over forgiveness. Continue reading “The Truth About Forgiveness: Set Yourself Free”

EP14: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is to stop feeling resentment toward someone for not meeting your expectations. I like to say it’s to let someone off the hook for the way we feel–since what we feel is only a result of our interpretation of what we think happened. We all make mistakes; we do the best we can with who we are and what we know at this time. True forgiveness is present when compassion isn’t clouded by resentment. There’s personal power in forgiveness because when you forgive someone you demonstrate grace and love. This episode lets you in on a little secret about forgiveness and why it holds the key to freedom for your heart. Continue reading “EP14: Forgiveness”

EP13: Healing Wounds

Happy Father’s Day! Just like our fathers kissed and bandaged our boo-boos and kept us safe from the boogeyman, as we age and become more aware, it’s up to us to heal our own wounds. Continue reading “EP13: Healing Wounds”

EP12: The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling can be a life-changing spiritual living tool! In the same way you seek a therapist to listen to your concerns, dilemmas, problems, sadness or happiness, we can listen to ourselves! We can do our own inner probing–not that a journal should replace a therapist for some, but it could be a nice supplement. With a journal, we take a deep dive into our minds, our hearts and our soul. It’s a powerful eye-opening practice. Find out the proven health benefits of journaling:

Episode 12: The Benefits of Journaling

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EP11: Eating For Nutrition

What is eating for nutrition? To piggyback on last week’s episode, we’re still talking about food! This time we’re talking about eating for nutrition with Camille Macres, chef and founder of Recipe RX. Continue reading “EP11: Eating For Nutrition”